Dick Whittington: the reviews are in!

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Our panto is up and running for another year, and we think we’ve delivered another great show – but do the critics agree?

Well, yes, actually…


Reviews Hub gave us five stars, promising, “you will not be disappointed.” As well as lots of praise for our very talented cast, they say: “Evolution Productions has spared no expense with the special effects and costumes. Get your 3D glasses ready, prepare to marvel at some top draw magic tricks. And let’s not forget the legendary ghosts, which do seem to get bigger and better every year.”

We got four stars from industry bible The Stage, who said: “They know how to put on a show at The Marlowe… with Paul Hendy and his team striking a successful balance between much-loved tradition and pop culture fun,” before adding: “the cast is tireless and their performances are underpinned by strong production values.”

Sardines Magazine described it as a, “gleaming Rolls Royce of a pantomime”. (Nothing but the best for our audiences!) and says of our star “Stephen Mulhern as Billy brings oodles of stage presence, charm, and, of course, magic.”

Kent Online were also enthusiastic, saying it had, “top notch music, effects, a 3D scene,” and adding, “it’s been a while since I’ve laughed so hard.”

The Theatre Things blog said, “there’s so much to love in Paul Hendy’s production” including, “Stephen Mulhern, who charms us with his scene-stealing tricks and infectious giggle.” There’s also praise for our regular twosome Ben Roddy (as Dolly The Cook) and Lloyd Hollett (Captain Crabstick) who are described as “a joy to watch.”

Finally, another blog, Talk Stagey To Me concludes their review by saying: “Audiences are guaranteed to leave with a smile on their faces, and at the end of the day that is exactly what pantomimes are all about.”

We couldn’t have put it better ourselves!

Dick Whittington: Until Sunday 8 January. Book here.

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