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Croydon to get a quirky take on Jack and the Beanstalk panto

Croydon’s 2017 pantomime is to be Jack and the Beanstalk. As in 2016, following the closure of the Fairfield Halls for refurbishment, this year’s panto will be staged by Q Productions at the Waddon Leisure Centre, in a 400-seater auditorium … Continue reading

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Waddon gets a panto more polished than Aladdin’s lamp

It is the stuff of West End legend that BELLA BARTOCK once delivered the finest performance of Widow Twankey ever seen outside the London Palladium. Until it was discovered that she was not a proper Dame. But this week, even … Continue reading

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Pet Shop Boys panto to get you into the Christmas spirit

BELLA BARTOCK, our tame theatre reviewer, put on her glad rags to attend the opening night of the South London Theatre Company’s pantomime, Jack I’m always rather suspicious of pantos which advertise themselves as “for all the family”. For some … Continue reading

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‘Allo, ‘Allo: Sanderstead panto is a lot of fun. Oh yes it is!

BELLA BARTOCK ventured into the deep south of the borough for an unexpected delight in a local church hall Yesterday afternoon saw the very first performance of The Three Musketeers pantomime at Sanderstead. There have been many a Cinderella, Sleeping … Continue reading

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One for all and all for fun at Sanderstead’s annual panto

Perhaps it was Lynda Snell’s decision to go “off piste” with the Ambridge Christmas production (Calendar Girls! Really?!) which persuaded them. But the Sanderstead Dramatic Club has opted for uncharted territory with their panto next month when they perform The … Continue reading

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This Is Not A Panto, Orpheus Theatre, Godstone, Dec 16-18

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Aladdin, St John’s Church, Upper Norwood, Dec 4-6

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