pantomime

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 | 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
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
Robinson Crusoe and the Pirates

Robinson Crusoe and the Pirates

★★★☆☆ Festive cheer:
Great fun and considerable musicality can be found in St Serf’s Players’ Robinson Crusoe and The Pirates at the Edinburgh Tabernacle.

December 4, 2015 | By | Reply More
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

★★★★☆ Comic spectacle:
Professional pantomime is not the place to go for new theatrical techniques or stunning insights into the human condition.

December 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
Geronimo

Geronimo

★★★★☆ Warmly funny:
There is a great deal of laughter in Saughtonhall Drama Group’s Geronimo. There is also a decidedly warm and comforting feeling to the whole show, despite a few odd moments.

November 28, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Dick Whittington

Dick Whittington

✭✭✭✩✩ Pure panto:
Big on audience participation and packed with boldly bad jokes, Edinburgh Peoples Theatre version of Dick Whittington at the Church Hill Theatre to Sunday 28, will delight fans of real pantomime.

December 19, 2014 | By | 3 Replies More
Church Hill Hitting 50

Church Hill Hitting 50

Edinburgh’s dedicated amateur theatre:
In 2015, it will 50 years since the Church Hill in Morningside opened as a theatre after converting from the Morningside High Church. Gordon Braidwood looks back at events at the time.

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Cinderella

Cinderella

✭✭✭✩✩ Pacey interaction:
Pacey in places and packed with audience participation, St Serf’s Players production of Cinderella ensures that its punters will have a great time of it.

December 5, 2014 | By | Reply More