Kiss Me Kate Review

Sheffield Crucible – until 12 January 2019 Reviewed by Lottie Davis-Browne 3*** Following the huge success of Annie Get Your Gun, Director Paul Foster returns to Sheffield with the 1948 classic Kiss Me Kate. The musical was inspired by the on-stage/off-stage battling of husband-and-wife actors Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne during their 1953 production of […]

The Elves and the Shoemaker Review

York Theatre Royal – until Sat 5th Jan Reviewed by Zoe Lawton 5***** The Elves and the Shoemaker at York Theatre Royal is a truly magical and heartwarming experience for the Christmas period. Although the set itself is very basic, and the studio only small this only helped the audience fully engage into the story.  […]

Dr Dolittle the Musical Review

The Lowry, Salford – until 2nd January 2019 Reviewed by Julie Noller 5*****  This Christmas time Salford Quays are adorned with lights outside and warm gentle singalong show tunes inside The Lowry as Dr Dolittle and ensemble have arrived to brighten up your drab winter days. The book, music and indeed lyrics have been written […]

Peter Pan Review

Sheffield Lyceum – until 6 January 2019 Reviewed by Lottie Davis-Browne 4**** It’s that time of year again….oh yes it is!!! Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a trip to a pantomime and Sheffield theatres pantomimes have been a huge hit with audience members for decades, and never fail to provide laughs a plenty, audience participation […]

Cinderella the Fairy Godmother of all Pantomimes

Hull New Theatre – until 30th December 2108 Reviewed by Cath McWilliams 4**** The pink glittery backdrop, slippers and stars being projected around Hull New Theatre and the buzz of excitement from the children could only mean one thing; we were waiting for the start of Qdos Entertainments pantomime Cinderella. The band struck up and […]

Cinderella Review

Yvonne Arnaud – until 6th January 2019 Reviewed by Heather Chalkley 4**** This is a fully inflated panto with two caricature dames centre stage. There are classic annual scenes that the audience know are coming and give a cheer of anticipation. Alongside traditional panto shenanigans and terrible jokes, you have current tunes from The Greatest […]

Cinderella – The Fairy Godmother of all Pantomimes Review

New Victoria Theatre, Woking –  until Sunday 6th January 2019. Reviewed by Becky Doyle 5***** Cinderella, the Fairy Godmother of all pantomimes truly brought about the magic and sparkle of Christmas for me. From the offset with its clear Strictly Come Dancing theme (Claudia and Tess two very gruesome step sisters!) I could not fault […]