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Review – Aladdin

Review – Aladdin

You are never far away from a song and a dance up at the Church Hill Theatre, where Edinburgh People’s Theatre have added a few good local twists to a recent Joe Graham script of Aladdin.

December 24, 2012 | By | Reply More
Review – Leitherella

Review – Leitherella

Fun and frivolous – if not exactly fleeting – Leitherella is a community pantomime with real heart.

December 21, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
First view – Puss In Boots

First view – Puss In Boots

The Brunton has a new director and writer for its pantomime this year with Tim Licata of local comedy troupe Plutôt la Vie taking over at the helm and Philip Meeks on writing duties. Here are a few pics to whet your appetite.

November 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
Æ Review – Humpty Dumpty

Æ Review – Humpty Dumpty

* * * Church Hill Theatre By Thom Dibdin Plenty of bad yolks and lots of scrambled song lyrics make for some cracking good entertainment in the Edinburgh People’s Theatre pantomime version of Humpty Dumpty up at the Church Hill Theatre. Not to mention of flock of young chickens from the Mandy Black School of […]

December 15, 2010 | By | Reply More
Æ Blog – Interview with the Gerard Kelly

Æ Blog – Interview with the Gerard Kelly

Scottish actor Gerard Kelly dies in London By Thom Dibdin Very sad to hear that Gerard Kelly has died of a brain aneurysm, at the age 51. He was a consummate panto-pal in his performances in the Glasgow King’s pantomimes, where I was privileged to see him on several occasions. Watching him work an audience, […]

October 29, 2010 | By | Reply More
Pantomime Review – Ali Baba And The Forty Thieves

Pantomime Review – Ali Baba And The Forty Thieves

* * * * Review by Thom Dibdin All the fun of a traditional Scottish panto is to be had up at the Church Hill Theatre this week, as Edinburgh People’s Theatre take on David Swan’s version of Ali Baba – and hit the mark just about spot on. There’s a strong script, good performers, […]

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Pantomime Review – Robinson Crusoe and the Caribbean Pirates

Pantomime Review – Robinson Crusoe and the Caribbean Pirates

Feisty and energetic, Paul Elliott’s take on Crusoe sets out from Edinburgh in a well-conceived and delivered local plot. Grant Stott’s villainous Pirate Blackheart is a local radio DJ in mid-life crisis. Jo Freer’s goodie is a magical mermaid – and Blackheart’s estranged wife – with attitude and motor-mouth to match. If this tempers the […]

December 4, 2009 | By | Reply More
Pantomime Review – Goody Two Shoes

Pantomime Review – Goody Two Shoes

* * St Serf’s Review by Thom Dibdin Packed with groan-worthy puns, outrageous jokes and great songs, St Serf’s Players’ Goody Two Shoes easily does enough to provide the basis for a night of panto fun. There’s room in Paul Reakes’ off-the-peg script for plenty of local references – and even a topical gag. And […]

December 4, 2009 | By | Reply More