What the Critics Said...

Here are some reviews from our 2009/10 Season...

Aladdin - Shaw Theatre, London

The British Theatre Guide review.

Writers Will Brenton and Iain Lauchlan, creators of ‘The Tweenies’, have used their skill and expertise to create a fantastic script for this family show. Widow Twankey says, “There’s nothing like blowing your own trumpet” and with a production as good as this, she deserves to blow it loud and proud.
— British Theatre Guide

Beauty and the Beast - Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire review.

It’s clear that the days of the Belgrade putting on a decent festive shows aren’t behind them.
If anything, this show has raised the bar again.
— BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

Beauty and the Beast - Loughborough Town Hall

Loughborough Echo's review

Every year the annual Loughborough panto gets better and better - for a smaller venue competiting with neaerby cities such as Leicester, Nottingham and Derby the quality of this show is unbelievable.
— Loughborough Echo

Beauty and the Beast - Grand Pavilion, Portcawl

The Stage review.

Wright is full of infectious fun, nowhere more so than in the slosh scene. Once an essential ingredient of panto, this messy mayhem seems to have fallen out of favour. The appeal is as strong as ever - it is alive and well and living in Porthcawl.
— The Stage

Cinderella - Victoria Theatre, Halifax

Halifax Courier review.

The show – which lasts more than two and a half hours – is very much back to basics for the Victoria but it’s not without some wow-factor special effects, especially where our Cinders is transformed from scullery maid into beautiful Princess Crystal complete with flying horse and pumpkin carriage.
— Halifax Courier

Sleeping Beauty - Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock

The Stage's review.

Through spectacular scenes, cute dancers and Dolan’s cheeky charm, Sleeping Beauty celebrates the pantomime tradition with a rapid energy.
— The Stage
...Provides young and old with the panto-time of their lives
— Glasgow Herald