PANTOMIME REVIEW: Sleeping Beauty starring Andrew Pollard and Anthony Spargo at the Greenwich Theatre

WORTH A LOOK?: *****

WHERE? Greenwich Theatre RUNTIME: 150 minutes (including 20-minute interval)

WHEN? 29/11 (press night), runs to 12/1/20

Welcome to a show worthy of the West End but at a fraction of the ticket price that speaks to what it is like to live in this beautiful nook of south-east London.

  • Read on for reasons including what writer/dame/director Andrew Pollard thinks of this show stopping panto

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INTERVIEW: Andrew Pollard, writer/director/star of Greenwich Theatre’s Sleeping Beauty

WHERE? Greenwich Theatre

WHEN? opens 22/11, press night 29/11, runs to 12/1/20

Greenwich Theatre’s annual pantomime is always one of the highlights of our festive season and so we quizzed writer/director/star Andrew Pollard (pictured above) to find out more about this year’s show which is in previews from Friday (22/11/19)

  • Read on for reasons including how comedy heroes from Eric Morecambe to Beryl Reid are channelled

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THEATRE REVIEW: Robinson Crusoe (written by &) starring Andrew Pollard at Greenwich Theatre

WORTH A LOOK?: *****

WHERE? Greenwich Theatre RUN TIME: 2 hours 15 minutes (including interval)

WHEN?: 30/11 (press ticket) runs to 13/1/19

Broadway said an enthusiastic ‘Hello Dolly’ to Bette Midler this year and we feel exactly the same about Andrew Pollard who returns to the Greenwich Theatre pantomime in 2018 as Delores ‘Dolly’ Crusoe (centre above), mother of the titular hero.

  • Read on for reasons including how Alice Cooper brought the house down at this press night

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THEATRE REVIEW: Cinderella

WORTH A LOOK?: *****

WHERE: Greenwich Theatre

WHEN: 18/11, press night 24/11, runs to 7/1/18

Our heart sank when we discovered that Andrew Pollard (writer of this, his 12th pantomime at this venue) wasn’t going to be its dame as usual.

  • Read on for reasons including how new dame Anthony Spargo (pictured) shapes up

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PREVIEW: 9 reasons why we can’t wait for November

  1. Everybody’s Talking About Jamie in London (not Sheffield) this time

Dan Gillespie Sells is frontman of The Feeling and we gave his debut musical the full 5* when we saw it in Sheffield in February. It’s a real celebration of mothers and sons and transfers to the West End 6/11 booking to 21/4/18. Tickets. The soundtrack is an absolute treat but our favourite is cross-dressing musical-within-a-song The Legend Of Loco Chanel. Don’t. Miss.

  • Read on for reasons including Bananarama reunited, Cinderella in Greenwich and Steps on tour

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THEATRE REVIEW: Peter Pan: A New Adventure

WORTH A LOOK?: *****

WHERE: Greenwich Theatre

WHEN: 25/11, runs to 8/1/17

We can remember going to a pantomime each year as a child and wish, in retrospect, that they were as Pan-tastic as the annual festive treat served up at Greenwich Theatre by Andrew Pollard (pictured above).

  • Read on for reasons including which cast member we were manhandled by in the second half

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9 reasons why we can’t wait for November

  1. Dreamgirls’ Glee

London’s iconic Savoy Theatre is always a guarantee of a hot hit musical and Glee‘s Amber Riley (pictured above and with And I’m Telling You clip below) stars in Dreamgirls there 19/11 – 11/3/17. We’ve given the Savoy’s last three musicals (Gypsy, Guys and Dolls and Funny Girl) the full 5*. We’re going twice already. Would you bet against this supreme musical not inspiring such baby love? Tickets.

  • Read on for reasons including Idris Elba, London’s best panto and Christine and The Queens 

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