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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 | 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.

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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.

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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.

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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
Saughtonhall Panto auditions

Saughtonhall Panto auditions

Casting call for Puss in Boots:
Saughtonhall Drama Society has put out a casting call for its 2016 pantomime Puss in Boots, which will run from Wednesday 23 to Saturday 26 November 2016.

September 9, 2016 | By | Reply More