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The Snow Queen

Hertford Theatre 2pm, 31 December, 2019 The Hertford Theatre panto is fast becoming somewhat of a new year tradition for our family – although I’m starting to think we should just see it earlier – and then go again! It absolutely never fails to entertain and bring a huge festive smile to your face – … Continue reading

Peter Pan

Grove Theatre, Dunstable 6pm, 20 December, 2019 We had such a laugh at the Grove Theatre’s Peter Pan. The story of the boy who doesn’t want to grow up is sometimes hard to make into a traditional panto. There’s no natural dame role, no real love interest and no male comic “do you want to … Continue reading


Milton Keynes Theatre 7.00pm, 11 December 2019 Joe Pasquale is an absolute force of nature – I can’t remember the last time I laughed as much as I did watching this year’s MKT panto. As Wishee Washee he exuded the joy of sheer silliness that he is simply a master at. You just don’t know … Continue reading

Beauty and the Beast

Aylesbury Waterside 7.00pm, 10 December, 2019 Keanu from Enders can sing. Properly sing. That was an even bigger revelation than when Danny Walters Beast character cleverly turned back into a handsome prince because that bit was at least expected! I was so surprised that I began to wonder if he would just be doing the … Continue reading

Sleeping Beauty

Alban Arena 5.00pm, 8 December, 2019 This is quite a grand statement, but it wouldn’t be Christmas in St Albans without Bob Golding on stage at the Alban Arena. “This year” as he tells the audience, he’s Nurse Nellie and back in a dress after last year’s foray as Dandini. And while he was great … Continue reading

Revolting Rhymes and Marvellous Music

Sam Wanamaker Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe, London 4.15pm, 28 July 2018 A beautiful 16th Century style theatre, a sextet of musicians and an actor giving her all – a really lovely way to spend a Saturday afternoon. This highly entertaining performance is a wonderful journey through some of Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes using the mediums of … Continue reading

Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain (Part 4)

Hertford Theatre, Hertford 7.00pm, 25 July 2018 “So St Alban was actually executed in St Albans, what are the chances of that?! And so the chuckling began. It’s the ability of the Horrible Histories team to be really silly and show how crazy our history is, yet provide their audiences with the correct historical facts … Continue reading

Gangsta Granny

Hertford Theatre, Hertford 7.00pm, March 2018 Both funny and touching, under the guise of a fantastical adventure story, Gangsta Granny reminds us not to overlook people, whether they are youngsters (who can’t possibly know anything!) or older people (who can’t possibly be interesting!) It’s the story of Ben, who hates spending Fridays at his granny’s … Continue reading

George’s Marvellous Medicine

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre 6.30pm, 2 February 2018 While the parent in me spent a large part of this show thinking “this is all really dangerous”, the child in me and the one with me, enjoyed it for what it was, a fantastical story from the anarchical mind of Roald Dahl that was a lot of … Continue reading


Lyttelton Theatre, National Theatre, London 2.00pm, 20 January 2018 Some critics have been a bit sniffy about John Tiffany’s production of Pinocchio. Maybe it’s because it’s at the National that they feel they have to pick things apart in their analysis and forget to just watch and enjoy. But I wonder how many of those … Continue reading