Darnall Musical Theatre Company’s Humpty Dumpty – 17 February 2022, Darnall Education Centre Review by Callam Fellows. As a panto fan, I was eggcited to see a  panto that I’d not seen before. With most groups cycling the same big titles and festive theatre offerings being inundated with Cinderellas and Aladdins, I am always happy […]

Peter Pandemic: A 2020 Panto – Long Arms Writing Review by Artisan Friendly. A playful reinvention of panto (online). Full of frothy, silly, bubbly energy that bounces along like an inflatable beach ball”. Pantomime, by its very nature of being a theatrical entertainment which typically involves music, topical jokes, heroes, villains and slapstick comedy, usually […]

Jack and the Beanstalk – 20 February 2020, Darnall Education Centre Review by Leah Rhodes-Burch. “Last night I had the pleasure of attending Darnall Musical Theatre Company’s (DMTC) Panto ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. From the offset it is clear that the whole community is behind the company and the production. We had the privilege of […]

Sleeping Beauty – 10 January 2020, Montgomery Theatre, Sheffield Review by Callam Fellows “It seems impossible that a Princess can sleep so soundly when there’s an audience full of families roaring with laughter at the jokes and sketches this show has to offer. The fairytale setting is brought to life with a combination of scenery […]

Aladdin – 27 January 2018, Sheffield Library Theatre With pantomime season drawing to a close, I ended January with a pantomime I haven’t seen since I was a youth, performed by one of my favourite youth companies, Easy Street Theatre Company’s Aladdin at Sheffield Library Theatre. The pantomime tells the story of the wicked Abanazar, […]

Robinson Crusoe and The Pirates – 26 January 2018, Montgomery Theatre, Sheffield ***** Pantomime season continues with a pantomime whose story I have heard of but do not know performed by a company I have heard of but before now have not seen performed in the form of Robinson Crusoe and The Pirates performed by Handsworth and Hallam […]