Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Panto Roundup

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Panto Roundup

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ALADDIN, Theatre Royal Newcastle, until January 19 Join Aladdin on a magical carpet ride for a lavish Theatre Royal pantomime.

Theatre Royal favourites Clive Webb (Mr Twankey), Danny Adams (Aladdin) and Chris Hayward (The Empress of China) return in a show packed with genies, spectacular sets and stunning costumes. Produced by Qdos Entertainment, the world's largest pantomime producer, Aladdin will be staged by the same team that has presented the last seven record-breaking pantomimes at Newcastle Theatre Royal.

CINDERELLA, Playhouse Whitley Bay, until January 6 Hollyoaks star and Dancing on Ice contestant Jennifer Metcalfe, pictured, is Cinderella and Any Dream Will Do runner-up Keith Jack is the Prince.

Steve Walls takes on the role of Cinderella's best friend, Buttons, alongside two real Shetland ponies. Steve has been principal comic for the last two years at the Playhouse panto, playing Muddles in Snow White in 2010 and Wishee Washee in 2011's Aladdin.

Completing the line-up is Suzanne Richardson as the Fairy Godmother, David Burton as Cinderella's Father, Baron Hardup and Danny Jay & David Drewitt as the Ugly Sisters.

CINDERELLA, Consett Empire, until tonight Hot on the heels of Dick Whittington, join Leah Bell and cast for the most magical pantomime, Cinderella.

Also starring Bionik Funk and Peter Donegan, this is a fast-moving production of fun, energy and audience participation with a modern feel to the music and script, beautiful costumes and fabulous sets.

ROBIN HOOD AND THE BABES IN THE WOOD, Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre, until January 6 Get ready to boo, hiss and cheer as The Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre brings you another helping of panto fun from Newcastle Panto Company. Christmas 2012 sees Robin Hood attempting to outwit the evil Sheriff of Nottingham, as well as robbing from the rich to give to the poor. …

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