pantomime

Aladdin

Aladdin

★★★★☆    Magical:

Aladdin is Edinburgh People’s Theatre’s 67th consecutive pantomime but there is nothing tired about it. There may be baggy elements, but these are more than overcome by attention to comic detail, awareness of what really makes a panto and sheer good fun.

December 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
Creeping Beauty

Creeping Beauty

★★★★☆  Fairy dust:

In the midst of panto season, Edinburgh’s Pretty Knickers grassroots company get their mitts on the genre, give it a twist the traditionals and plump it slap back down in the 21st century as Creeping Beauty.

December 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
An Edinburgh Christmas Carol

An Edinburgh Christmas Carol

★★★☆☆  Comedy overshadows pathos:

An Edinburgh Christmas Carol, the Lyceum’s Christmas re-invention of Dickens, is a full-on comic display that is undoubtedly pleasing despite apparently missing some important points.

November 30, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Cinderella

Cinderella

★★★★☆  Oh yes it is…. Terrific!

It’s Cinderella with a touch of The Greatest Showman at this year’s fun-filled Brunton-produced panto, running through the festive season until January.

November 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
King’s Wins Panto Award

King’s Wins Panto Award

Beauty and the Beast is panto of the year:

The Edinburgh King’s 2018 panto, Beauty and the Beast, has won Pantomime of the Year at the Great British Pantomime Awards 2019.

April 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk

★★★★☆ Giant fun:

There’s a happy ending, beginning and indeed, middle, as Jack and the Beanstalk gets a Musselburgh makeover at the Brunton theatre this festive season.

December 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
Gray pulls out of Panto

Gray pulls out of Panto

Illness forces Andy Gray to withdraw from King’s:

Andy Gray has announced that he will no longer be able to perform at this year’s pantomime at the King’s Theatre Beauty and the Beast, on medical grounds.

October 4, 2018 | By | 3 Replies More
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
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 | 2 Replies More