What We're Watching - Aladdin, Northwich Memorial Court

Anton Benson Productions have returned to Northwich this Christmas to present their 7th pantomime season with a stellar cast. This year’s panto is Aladdin and it features an incredible cast fronted by former Britain’s Got Talent finalist Ronan Parke. Ronan plays the role of Aladdin, former ‘Allo ‘Allo! and Emmerdale star Vicki Michelle takes on the role of ‘Slave of the Ring’ and Coronation Street actor Charles Lawson plays a-banana Abanazar. We all know the story of Disney’s Aladdin but Anton Benson Productions have created something truly unique and hilarious at Memorial Court by writing a brand new script to feature as many gags as possible. The story has been modernised and localised, so

Have a Twisted Christmas...

Only just got round to posting these, but we had a fab time at the Analysis Mason Christmas Work's do, performing A Twisted Christmas Carol. See you all again in the New Year!

What We're Watching - Elf

IT’S one of the most eagerly-awaited Christmas shows in years and the good news is that just like Santa when you’ve been good, Elf the Musical delivers. It’s a magical, marvellous experience which will melt the coldest heart and leave you with the warmest of glows as you leave the theatre. Based on the classic movie featuring Will Ferrell, it’s the story of Buddy who, as a baby crawled into Santa’s sack and was brought up as an elf in the North Pole. But don’t think of it as just a stage version of the film. Elf the Musical is a glittering production in its own right. At the heart of it all is Ben Forster as Buddy who turns in a tour de force as the candy loving, good hearted man-child who f

What We're Watching - Around The World in 80 Days

All eight actors play over 125 characters. No easy task. Around the World in 80 Days is a fast-paced production, based on the classic adventure novel by the French writer Jules Verne. This production has a Christmas residency at The Lowry as part of an adventurous sixth month UK tour. The ambitious and wealthy Phileas Fogg bets his life fortune that he can circumnavigate around the world in 80 days. With the help of his valet Passepartout, they travel around the globe, from the smog of Victorian London to the exotic and sunny subcontinent. Always aware of time slipping away. The sound of a ticking clock lures the audience into the year of 1872. A time of pocket watches, Victorian suits, and

Stone Cold Dead in Staffordshire

Gnawing reindeer, eggheads, sibling shenanigans, trousers down drunken Father Christmas’ and Clare with nice hair. Stone me, Laugh and Lie must have played Slay Bells Ring at the Stone House Hotel in Staffordshire.

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