Pantomime 2017

King’s Cinders nommed in panto awards

King’s Cinders nommed in panto awards

Cinderella gets two nods in panto awards:

Cinderella, the 2017/18 Edinburgh King’s pantomime, has received two nominations in the Great British Pantomime Awards – for its script and its baddie.

February 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk

★★★★☆ Satisfying:

There is a warmth and sense of tradition to Jack and the Beanstalk at the Church Hill Theatre that makes it an extremely attractive proposition.

December 17, 2017 | By | 2 Replies More
EPT’s windy bottom

EPT’s windy bottom

Has beans not has-beens in Panto land:

Edinburgh People’s Theatre doesn’t give a hill of beans for modern turns on panto tradition, just the usual bag of magic ones, as the company prepares the Church Hill Theatre for Jack and the Beanstalk, its 66th consecutive pantomime.

December 13, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

★★★★☆ Santa… claws?

A splendid script and pitch perfect performances make a tale as old as time feel as fresh as a daisy at Musselburgh’s Brunton Theatre.

December 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Cinderella

Cinderella

★★★★☆ Still Sparkling:

This year’s King’s pantomime – Cinderella – is a more plot-driven and less reliant on effects than many of recent years. It also lacks some of the more interactive elements of panto, but for sheer fun and laughter it scores very highly indeed.

December 8, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Aladdin

Aladdin

★★★★☆ Fantastic Family Fun:

The Balerno Theatre Company whisks us away to Agrabah with their magical production of Aladdin at the Church Hill Theatre until Saturday.

December 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Wonderful Story of Mother Goose

The Wonderful Story of Mother Goose

★★☆☆☆ Not enough zip:

There is plenty to enjoy in St Serf’s Players’ take on one of the oldest pantomimes of all, The Wonderful Story of Mother Goose. However, despite some pleasing traditional elements, it is missing that sparkle of fairy dust that makes panto so enjoyable.

November 30, 2017 | By | Reply More