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Theatre Review: Snow White Pantomime

Theatre Review: Snow White Pantomime

Every year, The Customs House in South Shields puts on a pantomime during the Christmas period. This year, it was Snow White. This was a special pantomime because it is a remake of the first ever panto to be performed at the Customs House in 1994. The director Ray Spencer decided to bring it back […]

 Charlotte Lightfoot

‘Fee Fi Fo Fun’ Panto Review: Jack and the Beanstalk

‘Fee Fi Fo Fun’ Panto Review: Jack and the Beanstalk

Halloween is long gone, but Christmas is upon us, which means the festivities can finally begin and we can enjoy the run up to the best time of the year (ignore the scrooges amongst us!). And with Christmas comes panto season! Blue Genie Entertainment is back in the Playhouse, Whitley Bay for their eleventh pantomime […]

 Emma O'Neill

Theatre Royal announces Dick Whittington as 2015 panto

Theatre Royal announces Dick Whittington as 2015 panto

Newcastle Theatre Royal has announced next year’s panto, before this year’s has even started. Theatre favourites Danny Adams, Clive Webb, and Chris Hayward will be returning in November 2015 for the magical pantomime adventure Dick Whittington. Newcastle Theatre Royal has had a huge demand for this years panto, so have made the decision to make […]

 Sarah Bailey

10 Reasons Why Panto Needs To Go Away Forever

10 Reasons Why Panto Needs To Go Away Forever

Sarah Bailey takes a long hard look at the world of dames and custard pies

“Oh no it isn’t” that time of year again, is it? There are two types of people in the world; those who see the approach of Christmas glee as a time to trek to a theatre to be subjected to an hour or two of raucous, distasteful, glittery pantomime; and those who don’t. The innuendo-filled, […]