Amazing. Surreal. Hilarious. These are the only words that can possibly be applied to The Grand OId Dame of York panto (co-directed by Berwick Kaler and Damian Cruden), an explosion of colour, music and laughter that is surely guaranteed to bring the whole family together this festive season.
Pantos these days tend to be either trying too hard to be cool, or old school daftness that harks back to a more innocent time, and this version of the evergreen Aladdin is decidedly in the latter camp.
Oh, yes it is.
Well, what a great way to start off the festive period with the wonderful panto. I am sure many of you are aware of the magical story of Aladdin and I am one hundred percent sure you already know what a pantomime is. Combine the two and you get everything you wish for in a panto at the New Wimbledon Theatre.
Christmas is fast approaching and as such panto season is getting into full swing! Sheffield Theatres serves up another festive treat with their latest pantomime Peter Pan. The Sets are lavish, the costumes are loud and there is more than spectacle than you can shake a stick at.
According to Prince Charming, I am an “excitable, squeaky, pilot”, and who am I to argue with a royal prince?
As masses of theatregoers took to their seats at the Hull New Theatre on Tuesday night, for the festive pantomime, Cinderella, a glance inside the programme led me to take the “Prince’s Personality Test”.
With so many pantomimes on this festive season, it can be a hard task to choose which one you want to attend.
But the search is most definitely over, I have found the pantomime of all pantomimes and it’s every bit as magical as I had dreamed it could be.
My first pantomime of the 2018/19 season and it didn’t disappoint, this evening’s performance of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs truly put me in the festive spirit and whisked us all away to a fairytale land. A very talented cast featuring lots of young local Liverpool talent.
Believe it or not, it’s nearly Christmas and that means its panto season once again! Oh yes it is! This year, New Brighton's Floral Pavilion festive offering is Aladdin, and this was a wonderful festive treat.
There’s no denying that at Christmas time the finest form of entertainment is that of a fun-filled family Pantomime! This year’s helping ‘Aladdin’ at the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford epitomises the very reason families return in their droves year on year!
Christmas just isn’t Christmas without the annual Buxton family pantomime. An institution in the town, I myself have been coming to this festive show for over 20 years and have never found any other show to match the sheer fun, excitement and wit of a Buxton panto at Christmas time!
Beauty and the Beast is a love story between beauty also known as Belle and the big scary Beast who lives in a castle. But in this magical adventure of a storyline they will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions that everybody needs to see. Pantomimes are for kids? Not this one! This is the show you need to drag everyone out to see! Even the grandparents, especially the grandads as they were short of a few tonight for a special performance involving sharks.
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