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Written and directed by Tony Lidington
Costumes designed and made by Naomi Parker
Set and Props designed and made by Kelly Jago
A few reviews:
Northern Echo/British Theatre Guide - Helen Brown:
"PANTO is the last refuge of the old variety performances when music hall was king. Where better to put the nation’s favourite, and the oldest traditional Christmas pantomime, than in this beautiful little theatre.
And what a panto, I’ll go as far as saying that it’s the very best panto I’ve ever seen.
Director Tony Lidington knows a thing or three about theatre and it shows. He uses shadow puppetry to cover the early scene-setting story to great effect."
"The use of the historical woodland scene backcloth was a masterstroke from designer Kelly Jago, even though the copy cloth is probably more tatty than the original, she complimented it with some extraordinary painted scenery in the kitchen and I think Jago has probably got glitter in her veins - I bet she glued glitter to macaroni as a child."
The Stage - Kevin Berry:
"This is a visually beautiful pantomime, rather than merely pretty, that will live long in the memory."
The sets and costumes are perfect throughout and the children as sprites are an absolute delight even if just a touch scary.
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