Thursday, 20 December 2012

THE STAGE | Panto Round Up 2012

The rest of those The Stage panto reviews...

Sleeping Beauty
Published Friday 14 December 2012 at 10:58 by Susie Wild

"As usual the New Theatre bang out the bling and special effects in their big budget, long-running pantomime. This season’s festive fairytale Sleeping Beauty is packed full of fireworks, twinkle-twinkle starry nights, flying bicycles, tarzan-rope swinging, curtain-clinging, Batman and Robin and four can-canning penguins."

Published Friday 14 December 2012 at 11:02 by Susie Wild

"Babes in the Wood meets Robin Hood in this traditional, touring Owen Money panto vehicle. Based on an old English ballad, the story sees the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham plot to have his niece Samantha and nephew Simon killed, resulting in the two children being abandoned deep within Sherwood Forest where the Big Bad Wolf lives. But all is not doom and gloom as slapstick comedy, bad Christmas cracker jokes, considered costumes and strong songs ensure the kids are kept laughing."

Robin Hood
Published Friday 14 December 2012 at 11:04 by Susie Wild

"Robin Hood (Torchwood’s Daniel Llewelyn-Williams) and his band of merry men and women arrive in Newport for a tolerable panto season turn of duels, campfire sing songs and forest romance. Last year’s Buttons (Keiron Self) plays the likeable Much, inviting us all to join his fantastic gang."

Published Monday 17 December 2012 at 12:33 by Susie Wild

"Swansea Grand Theatre is celebrating its 100th pantomime this year, and a glance around its Arts Wing exhibition of posters and photographs through the decades shows some top household names playing villains, dames and fairytale princesses - worth a look."

The Snow Tiger
Published Monday 17 December 2012 at 10:32 by Susie Wild

"In a small village beside a frozen lake lives a little boy called Usko who loves to be told his favourite story about the snow tiger, who lives on the mountain, and his daughter Little Bear - the loveliest, happiest little tiger that ever there was."

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