Cinderella: A Magical Delight on a Grand Scale

Sunday 1st December 2019 at Nottingham Theatre Royal. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Nottingham Theatre Royal’s 2019 panto offering is a whirling delight of razzle dazzle and charm. Highlights are many and lulls are a grand total of zero - from the dancing pumpkins to the many magical moments to the all-important carriage ride, this is grand scale panto... Continue Reading →

Sleeping Beauty: Fairytale Fun for the Christmas Season

Saturday 30th November 2019 at Nottingham Playhouse.  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘Ey up me ducks!’ Panto fever has landed in Nottingham and this year, Nottingham Playhouse have a real treat in store with this production of Kenneth Alan Taylor’s Sleeping Beauty. This is a Nottingham Playhouse family affair, with regular panto favourites returning to appreciative cheers from regulars.... Continue Reading →

Snow White: Glitter & Gags Aplenty

Friday 29th November 2019 at Harrogate Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Sparkles and snickers and singing and quipping? It’s panto time in Harrogate! This take on the classic Snow White is a beautifully adapted homage to all things Yorkshire and Harrogatian thanks to co-writers Phil Lowe (who also directs) and David Bown. Set in Happygate, Yawnshire, this rollicking... Continue Reading →

The Princess and the Sprout & Other Festive Tales: A Winning Mash-Up of Old & New

Sunday 16th December 2018 at Leeds Central Library. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Family shows which strike the balance between being child-friendly and genuinely engaging for all are relatively hard to come by. The shows which get past that first round rarely make it over the next hurdle: actors performing with a dash of kid’s TV energy rather than... Continue Reading →

The Grand Old Dame of York: A Corker

Friday 14th December 2018 at York Theatre Royal. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Berwick Kaler’s panto has been a York staple for the last 40 years. This is the last of his shows for the Theatre Royal as retirement is on the horizon, and that gives this show a unique atmosphere of great sentiment and celebration amidst the fun... Continue Reading →

Jack and the Beanstalk: Bouncy & On Trend

Friday 7th December 2018 at Harrogate Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ It’s December in Harrogate and the local theatre is in full buzzing swing. An audience of Brownies, Scouts and various other cute kids’ organisations are filling rows with swathes of uniformed little ‘uns and filling the air space with giggles and chatter. It’s panto time! The story?... Continue Reading →

A Christmas Carol: A Light & Lively Adaptation of Dickens’ Brooding Classic

Friday 23rd November 2018 at Leeds Playhouse (Pop Up Theatre). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Adapting something so extraordinarily brilliant as this Charles Dickens masterpiece is surely a tough gig. A Christmas Carol is so rich with insight and detail that to do it justice in a stage adaptation is to ask an awful lot of the adaptor. Deborah... Continue Reading →

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