Posts Tagged ‘What’s Good To Do’

What’s Good To Do: Snow White Review

December 14th, 2017

snowwhite17bbIt was my pleasure to attend the Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury last night (12 December 2017) to watch the Christmas pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, with my daughter and some friends. We were very lucky as it was press night, there seemed to be an added excitement in the air. We were directed upstairs where we found huge Snow White and her Dwarfs made from balloons, (there was a silent auction going on for charity) but the auditorium was dressed beautifully downstairs too; I saw baskets of apples, small plants with apples on the tables, leaves around the booking office and branches around the refreshments stall, for me all these touches added to the experience, I loved it. Staff as always were on hand to direct and help with any questions, the toilets were clean and tidy.

You can’t beat a good pantomime and after last night I am really in the Christmas spirit!

• Continue reading at What’s Good To Do. Review by Sharon Mongey.

What’s Good To Do: Snow White Review

December 16th, 2016

snowwhite16ddSnow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells
14 December to 2 January 2017

Everyone loves a good pantomime. For me it is part of my Christmas experience. I always went with my Mum as a child and it is something I want to pass onto my children. In my opinion, pantomime is good clean family fun, so did we all enjoy it? …

… There must be a baddy. TV favourite and pantomime regular Su Pollard played the part of the Wicked Queen. I grew up watching Hi De Hi as a child so the opportunity to see Su perform on stage was a treat for me and she did not disappoint. She had an incredible balance between playing the bad guy but also capturing the audience to the point where you felt yourself drawn towards her too. This is quite a balance to achieve and is no doubt assisted by her wealth of panto experience (she has performed in over 35 pantomimes!) I am not sure my husband will ever be the same again having seen Su Pollard in leopard print pyjamas but what a character. Her humour was incredible and her performance nothing short of breath taking…. an absolute pleasure to watch as long as you didn’t touch the frock!

• Read the full review at What’s Good To Do. (Review by Louise Watts)

Ha Ha Hood!: ‘What’s Good To Do’ Review

October 30th, 2014

wgtd14aSt. George’s Hall, Bradford

Following other notable successes in Ben Langley’s “Ha Ha” series, including Ha Ha Hamlet, Ha Ha Hitler and Ha Ha Holmes, comes Ha Ha Hood – Prince of Leaves. Set in Sherwood Forest, 10 years after we last left Robin and Marian, Ha Ha Hood is a low-tech parody panto type show that, given the cast of Cannon and Ball along with Su Pollard, delivers pretty much what would be expected.

… We had a fantastic evening, I will be looking out for the next instalment in the Ha Ha series. Rating: 4/5

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