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DIck Whittington (Birmingham)
By Editorial Staff
In the good old days of early pantomime large stages, such as the Palladium, were filled with various big names, exuberant costumes, and something for every member of the family unit; this year ...
Travesties (Oxford)
By Editorial Staff
It’s 1917. We are in the public library in Zurich, where – amazingly – Lenin, James Joyce and the Dadaist ‘artist’ Tristan Tzara all find themselves at the same time. A m
Jack & the Beanstalk (Northampton)
By Editorial Staff
When it comes to entertaining kids at Christmas, you can’t just serve up any old tat and expect them to like it. As the old theatre adage goes, they’re the toughest of audiences. But child
The Plays of Rob Hayes reach Birmingham
By Editorial Staff
Two strangers discover a unique bond whilst paying their respects at a funeral; a young man comes up against a nightmare bureaucrat when lodging a complaint about an horrific encounter; a snack ...
Aladdin (Wolverhampton)
By Editorial Staff
Modern entertainment, even during the festive period, has a habit of neglecting the under age ten’s and as a result contemporary pantomime seems to be making its way more and more into the musical ...
Birmingham Slashes Arts, Kavanaugh Exits Rep
By Andrew Girvan
On the day that Birmingham City Council have slashed financial support for the arts, passing an 18% reduction in funding on to Birmingham Repertory Theatre Company, the organisation's artistic ...
Rapunzel or The Magic Pig (Oxford)
By Editorial Staff
Rapunzel or the Magic Pig is Creation’s 10th outing at the BMW Mini Plant. The show tells the story of Rapunzel’s (Amy Noble) life, from her childhood to her marriage to Patrizio (Martin ...
The King & I (Leicester)
By Editorial Staff
Everything about this production yells spectacle. From the opening Rank-style gong to the closing image shrinking cinematically to a pinpoint, we’re in grand-scale, filmic territory complete wit
Dick Whittington (Milton Keynes)
By Editorial Staff
For several years now, it’s been as consistent as midnight mass, as funny as a Morecambe and Wise Christmas Special and as shiny as the star of Bethlehem. Milton Keynes Theatre’s pantomime is al
Matilda (RSC)
By Editorial Staff
It becomes obvious within the opening bars of Matilda that this is no ordinary family show. The kids who make up a large proportion of the cast are as gifted a bunch of youngsters as I’ve