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Oldham Coliseum pantomime ‘Aladdin’. Darren Robinson Photography

Theatre Review: Aladdin, Oldham Coliseum

November 18, 2021 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Aladdin, Oldham Coliseum

As a veteran of some 30 pantos I never thought I’d say this, but how lovely it is to be back in panto land.

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Festive Theatre Review: Sleeping Beauty, York Theatre Royal

December 16, 2019 Comments Off on Festive Theatre Review: Sleeping Beauty, York Theatre Royal

Ask anyone in York what makes their Theatre Royal pantomimes so special and they’ll sum it up in two words: Berwick Kaler.

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Theatre Review: Jack and the Beanstalk, Oldham Coliseum

November 18, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Jack and the Beanstalk, Oldham Coliseum

Director Chris Lawson’s first panto at Oldham Coliseum is a belter. And it has the best pantomime cow I have ever seen, in any pantomime, anywhere.

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Theatre Review: Cinderella, Oldham Coliseum

December 3, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Cinderella, Oldham Coliseum

The Oldham panto is a great tradition, stretching back to the days of Kenneth Alan Taylor and beyond.

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AJ Powell and Ensemble - Jack & the Beanstalk. Photography by Anthony Robling

Review: Jack and the Beanstalk, York Theatre Royal

December 18, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Jack and the Beanstalk, York Theatre Royal

As Christmassy experiences go, there’s none Christmassier.

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John Barrowman, Dick Wittington, Manchester

Review: Dick Whittington, Manchester Opera House

December 14, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Dick Whittington, Manchester Opera House

When I announced to the folks at Northern Soul Towers that I’d never been to a pantomime, they looked at me like I had two heads.

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Lucy Jo Hudson and Jack Rigby

Review: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, St Helens Theatre Royal

December 8, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, St Helens Theatre Royal

It’s been a while since I’ve seen a panto. If they are all like this, then I won’t be leaving my next visit to one so long.

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Clara Darcy as the Cheshire Cat - credit Pamela Raith Photography

Review: Alice in Wonderland, Northern Stage, Newcastle

December 3, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Alice in Wonderland, Northern Stage, Newcastle

While I’ve been to an Alice in Wonderland-themed tea party, I’ll admit I had no idea what this Lewis Carroll classic was all about.

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Aladdin

Review: Aladdin, The Dukes, Lancaster

December 3, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Aladdin, The Dukes, Lancaster

The Dukes’ annual festive performance has arrived, and this year it’s the magical tale of Aladdin.

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Review: Dick Whittington, Oldham Coliseum

November 20, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Dick Whittington, Oldham Coliseum

It’s panto time again. ‘Oh no it isn’t!’ I hear you shout. ‘It’s only November.’ But like Christmas offers in the shops, panto seems to start earlier every year.

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