Monthly Archives: December 2015

The Elves and the Shoemakers – Derby Theatre Studio

**** This lovely little Christmas production is inspired by the Grimm fairy tale written just over a hundred years ago in 1806. Performed in the intimate 100 seater studio, it is aimed at 3-7 year olds but particularly suits pre-school … Continue reading

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Cinderella, RWP,Sutton Town Hall

*** Cinderella is one of the strongest pantomimes, and RWP have assembled a strong team to deliver it. A big turn- out for the opening night augured well, and from the opening curtain, the cast threw themselves into the evening’s … Continue reading

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Aynt Skynyrd – Before, and After

It was different back then. Pre internet and social media, the music press was the sole source of information and gig news, none of the nationals had entertainments sections which covered rock music. NME and Melody maker were the musical … Continue reading

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Cinderella, Derby Theatre, Derby

The Derby Theatre once again eschews the predictable seasonal appeal of pantomime by putting on Mike Kenny’s adaptation of Grimm’s fairy tale “Cinderella” ,following last year’s hugely successful production of “ A Christmas Carol”.   Director Sarah Brigham likes her … Continue reading

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Aladdin, Sutton Arts Theatre, Sutton Coldfield

  Aladdin is one of the best traditional pantomimes, and the most popular, as a full house on the opening performance, a Saturday matinee, demonstrated. Panto is as integral a part of the festive season as Father Christmas, turkey and … Continue reading

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The Wizard of Oz- Nonentities, Rose Theatre , Kidderminster

“The Wizard of Oz” is the greatest English language fairy story of the 20th century, and the best ever to come out of America. Its appeal is pan-generational, with those who enjoyed it as children now sharing the magic with … Continue reading

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