Some Reviews!
This Sunday I got back from Yeovil, and my first proffessional panto experience!!

So Slightly later than normal I got on with going to see the Pantomimes around the West Midlands!
This Thursday I went to see Aladdin and the Lichfield Garrick. Featuring Rustie Lee as the Genie, who was very funny, slipping on some lines, and just seeming to love being on stage, she seemed to have as much fun as the audience which was great to see. It was written and Directed by Ian Adams, who also appeared in it as Widow Twankey. Barnaby was back again this year, funny as ever with a great oppening spot!

The pantomime was a great fun filled family pantomime, the story line seemed to me to be slightly confused with Cinderella! However it moved quickly with lots of high energy singing and dancing!

Again, A great fun pantomime for all the family from The Garrick.


Also this week, Cinderella at the Solihull Arts Comples...
Pantomime, or old time Music Hall? With and overture of Christmas songs that had no place in the plot, the story is very slow moving with local comic Malcolm Stent, appealing to anyone over the age of 60.. he plays a very old, slow moving Buttons with no appeal to Cinderella or the story line...his opening spot...about wheely bins was lost slightly on me. The fairy was the strongest thing in the pantomime, with a strong singing voice and held the audience well... The Ugly Sisters had a lack of costumes and wigs and unfotunatly werent on as much as the should be, over shadowed some what by Malcom hogging the stage!
The one saving grave of the show were the very enthusiastic dancers!
Bravo to them!

But unfotunatly for me not the best of family pantomimes, more for the older person in Solihull me thinks!!

More Revies to follow!!