This panto had my 4 year old completely engaged-which is rare! I am not a big theatre and panto fan, but I loved this! We are already booked to see Cinderella this December-I can't wait!
07 Aug 12
I think shane richie was absolutely amazing in this. This was the best panto i hate ever seen since i was little i never heard one bad thing about this until now. Some people have no sense of humour. My sister also got a kiss on the kiss off of shane. He made everyone day especially hers! Bring him on this year ! Will be a sell out. - soph
17 May 12
Fantastic as usual! Can only assume the negative comments are due to the bah humbug crude audience. My 59 yr old parents and 6 yr old son loved it. Shame Ritchie was hilarious. - Gemma
11 Apr 12
Although this is a little late, I've only just come across this website. We went,as usual, to the panto at Cliffs Pavilion. What a let-down from previous years! Shane Ritchie was hopeless in it. We thought it was full of inappropriate jokes. I suppose it was fine if you were an Eastenders fan (we're not) but that was all we got all through the production. Soap actors should stick to what they know. We were bored stiff with it. Also, it was very late starting as one of the performers was late, and thereafter most of Ritchie's 'jokes' were referring to this. Very boring. We were glad when it ended. - Diane
11 Apr 12
Can't believe the neagtive reviews , must have seen a differnt show ! All my family (including surly teenagers)thought it great fun. Went to Hackney empire the next week and not half as good ! Well done Shane and crew . - plasticpaddy
09 Jan 12
we went to see this with the family and loved it from start to finish. The original poster seems to forget that this is panto season...Shane Richie was superb and ably assisted by a great cast..well worth a visit - Brian
01 Jan 12
We went to see the Aladdin Pantomime at the Cliffs Pavillion yesterday afternoon. What a let down after last Years Panto.
Shane Richie is not a panto actor. He made lots of references to Eastenders and generally made Aladdin into a Shane Richie show. The Dame was very weak too, the most believable character was the villain Abanazer. The whole panto was a flop as far as we were concerned. Such a let down after Bradley Walsh last year. - Carol
22 Dec 11
I went to see this last night with my family, children aged 8 and 9. We all thoroughly enjoyed it.
I think the reviewer maybe forgot that it is a PANTOMIME!!!!!
Funny, and lots going on. I actually thought the "acts" going on in sections of the panto distracted a little. The whole Theatre loved it and showed their appreciation most whole heartedly.
Happy Christmas to everyone, there is a lot of misery in the world, we are indeed lucky individuals to be able to be entertained. - Lynne Othen
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