Panto Reviews

Noda review for Alice In Wonderland

This pantomime was comedy-based all the way, and the fast-paced script offered lots of parts for all the company.

I would thoroughly recommend Alice In Wonderland to any society wanting to give its audience a good, clean, slightly different from the traditional pantomime, yet very enjoyable evening’s entertainment.

The script is well written, the jokes fairly new, clean and funny to all ages, it also gives plenty of scope for budding principals both in character, comedic and romantic roles to show what they are capable of. The Chorus too has plenty to do in various guises, as do the children. A very funny and cleverly written script, from Limelight Scripts.

Noda review for Aladdin And The Little Mermaid

Oh what a show! What an absolute delight! I am referring to the pantomime I saw on Sunday afternoon at the John Godber Centre.

Aladdin and the Little Mermaid was exceptional. It had everything you could wish for from a pantomime. Great songs, dance, jokes and above all energy and vibrancy.

Thank you to all concerned for a super show which in my opinion rivalled some professional shows.

Bromsgrove Standard review for Dick Whittington

Dick Whittington provided a truly magnificent evening of festive entertainment which left the audience buzzing and, surely, voiceless from all the booing and cheering.

With quick-fire one-liners coming thick and fast and more double entendres than you can shake a stick at. This show is as much for adults as it is for the children, just as the perfect pantomime should be.

A hugely talented cast brought a fantastic script to life and delivered a superb seasonal show just in time for Christmas. There was an abundance of comedy from characters Shovel and Spade/Mustapha and Leak, along with the hapless Captain Bilgewater. Not to mention Floribunda and the Sultan.

Idle Jack got the crowd going well and they were soon putty in his hands.

But the performance of the evening went to, arguably the best panto villain of all, King Rat. Who had the audience booing, hissing and shouting at him loudly for the duration he was on stage and he earned every single reaction with his performance of evil personified.

The most breath-taking scenes of the evening was the Under the Sea’ UV scene. It was magical, mesmerising and was, rightfully, given the loudest cheer and applause of the evening.

A Review by for Aladdin A Genie-us Panto

Aladdin is a traditional tale of good eventually overcoming evil, in which a poor-boy made-good overcomes a wicked wizard. Not to mention an impossible mother and irrepressible kid brother.

Plus an irritable Chinese emperor and his not-so-secret police, eventually to marry his princess.

Magical caves, lamps and rings, dancing skeletons and an imperial palace. A magic carpet ride that makes Ryanair seem comfortable. Plus an abominable snowman, all provide distractions on a fantastic journey – in the version by Limelight Scripts – of which J K Rowling might be proud.