Category: Pantomime

Review: Jack and the Beanstalk, The Central Theatre, Chatham by Anna Morell

Jack and the Beanstalk

Opening nights have a palpable excitement. A veritable crackle. And sometimes a warning, in song, about the big, tall, terrible, awesome, scary, wonderful giants in the sky, before a firework bang so loud you forget all about giants for a while, bedazzled by the appearance of the scatty Fairy Fuschia, who is giving Tunbridge Wells’…

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WOW’s Anna Morell interviews Su Pollard

Su Pollard

Best known as Hi-De-Hi’s Peggy, Su Pollard has actually carved out a far longer career as one of pantomime’s finest and funniest wicked queens. Anna Morell caught up with her to find out just how wicked she really is. AM: You’ve been doing wicked queen roles since 2002… SP: Yes, I ‘spose I must have been…

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Theatre Review: Dick Whittington by Anna Morell (4 Stars)

Derek Griffiths as King Rat, Dick Whittington

For those now of a certain unaskable age, there is an untouchable triumverate of children’s TV presenters: Bernard Cribbins, Floella Benjamin and Derek Griffiths. To see Griffiths stride out on stage is enough to spark any 40-something’s inner six year-old into bellowing the boos he demands as King Rat, Dick Whittington’s long-tailed nemesis in this…

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