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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

Aladdin

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

Cinderella

Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes 7pm, 13 December 2017 Cinderella at Milton Keynes Theatre might be the Brian Conley show but who cares? His Buttons is just flipping hilarious. What could be better than watching your young daughter laughing out loud all the way through – mainly at everything he says or does. Or finding … Continue reading

Aladdin

Alban Arena, St Albans 5pm, 12 December 2017 If you look at a poster for Aladdin at the Alban Arena, underneath the name of Bob Golding, in a place normally reserved for the words, EastEnders or CBeebies, or whichever popular TV programme the performer has been whisked from, it simply says “Legend”. It’s a term … Continue reading

Sleeping Beauty

Grove Theatre, Dunstable 7.00pm, 9 December 2017 With a very funny script that had me actually LOLing, some very cleverly directed scenes and a top notch cast, Evolution Pantomimes’ Sleeping Beauty at the Grove provided a great start to the panto season. Opening the show was CBeebies Rebecca Wheatley, who, as a sweet and lovely … Continue reading

Sleeping Beauty

Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage 1pm, 2 January 2016 Slick, sparkly and hilarious. This Sleeping Beauty is absolutely cracking from start to finish. There’s a clever script that is genuinely funny without merely trotting out standard panto jokes and lost of “Oh no you’re not” etc etc audience interaction. Plus, the traditional tale is jazzed up with … Continue reading

Cinderella

Grove Theatre, Dunstable 3pm, 22 December 2015 I love Cinderella as a panto – even though the character of Cinders is a right cow to Buttons for most of it – because it has everything, magic, love and hilarious misunderstandings – and this year’s production at the Grove has it all. The dames are key … Continue reading

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