Beauty and the Beast review at Salisbury Playhouse – ‘handsome, female-led panto’

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Joseph Black and Liberty Buckland in Beauty and the Beast at Salisbury Playhouse.

Lesley Bates writes for The Stage: This year, Salisbury Playhouse’s version of Beauty and the Beast kicks out traditional male hero, sidekick and villain. The Beast of the title – the imposing but not too scary Joseph Black – barely gets a look-in despite his importance to the plot. Instead, the show is led by Liberty… Continue reading Beauty and the Beast review at Salisbury Playhouse – ‘handsome, female-led panto’

Beauty and The Beast Salisbury Playhouse 2018-2019

CAST Joseph Black Ralph Bogard Liberty Buckland Helen Colby Richard Ede Henry Lawes Ashley Ruckles Nerine Skinner Alex Wadham  CREATIVES Director Ryan McBryde Designer James Button Writer Andrew Pollard Musical Director & Arranger Christopher Peake Choreographer Nicky Griffiths Lighting Designer David W Kidd Sound Designer Jon Roache Casting Director Ellie Collyer-Bristow CDG JMK Assistant Director Marcus… Continue reading Beauty and The Beast Salisbury Playhouse 2018-2019

Sleeping Beauty Review – Whats On Stge

★★★★ We are introduced to the story of The Sleeping Beauty by the OTT Fairy Fashionista (Sheena Patel) and the equally aptly named Arachnia (Erica Guyatt) – if you’re allergic to spiders, this is an immortal you’re best advised to keep at a safe distance. King Calico (Walter van Dyk) is, of course, determined to keep his… Continue reading Sleeping Beauty Review – Whats On Stge

Sleeping Beauty

Chris is musical director for Sleeping Beauty at the Watford Palace Theatre, 5 – 27 December 2014 2014. Join us at the Palace for a proper family pantomime, with live musicians onstage, stunning sets and costumes, plenty of audience participation, and song, dance and slapstick performed straight from the heart by a talented company of first-rate… Continue reading Sleeping Beauty

Cinderella – Alban Arena

Cinderella 2013 Alban Arena

Chris is Musical Director for Cinderella at the Alban Arena. Here is what The Stage had to say about the production: Cinderella Published Monday 9 December 2013 at 12:04 by Katie Colombus St Albans pantomime comes highly recommended this year. Producers Paul Hendy and Emily Wood have outdone themselves with a stellar cast and spectacular production values. The show is chock-full… Continue reading Cinderella – Alban Arena