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A History of Pantomine

Most of us book to see a pantomime around the festive season as it has long since become the traditional thing to do. Children and adults alike can enjoy a trip to our local theatres to see a production, while it is a great way to introduce children to the pleasures of live performance. Here we take alook at how the traditional pantomime began from its origins through to the present format we love today!

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Aladdin Show Review

aladdin show

Aladdin is a very popular children’s story that has been portrayed in pantomime productions for years. This year Aladdin will be playing at the Theatre at the 02 until January 6th, then going on tour around the UK. Here we take a look at the stage show that seems to be drawing in large audiences in London.

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Puss In Boots Show Review

Puss in Boots is a very well known fairy tale that has beguiled children for many years. Many of us have read the story to our children for generations or taken our kids to see a pantomime that is based around the tale of this magical cat. Lets take a look at the stage show of Puss in Boots that is playing at The Hackney Empire just now.

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The Lion King Show Review

the lion king show

The Lion King is a very successful musical that is based on the popular Disney film of the same name that was released in 1994. The show began in America in 1997 and was an instant success moving onto Broadway and eventually to the West End of London in 1999. So, what has made this stage musical so popular with worldwide audiences? here we take a look at the production in detail.
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The Snowman Live Stage Show Review

the snowman live stage show

The story of the Snowman has been a firm Christmas classic following its adaptation to the big screen from the superb children’s book written by Raymond Briggs. Now the story of the magical snowman has come to the stage, so, what’s the verdict from the critics and audiences who have seen the show? Let’s take a look.
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Wicked Show Review

wicked show

Wicked is a stage musical presently showing at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London and has received many rave reviews from critics far and wide. Naturally I was really looking forward to seeing this show as I am an avid musical fan, while one of my all time favourite films is in fact The Wizard of Oz.
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Warhorse Show Review

warhorse show

War Horse is a play that is based on the 1982 children’s book written by Michael Morpurgo. The  play was first shown at The National Theatre in 2007, while it is now showing to packed audiences night after night in the West End of London at The New London Theatre. In reality War Horse does not seem the type of story that could be successfully brought to the stage. So, what makes this superb show unique? Let’s take alook at the production in more detail.

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Influential Artists Appearing in Pantomine

It’s pantomime season again! During December through to the end of January in theatres up and down the country actors and actresses will dress up in outlandish costumes to entertain us all. Pantomimes have the usual subject matter of well known fairy tales such as Aladdin or Babes in the Woods, while they are adapted for the stage in order to both entertain and amuse us.

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Fab West End Shows to See

Many of us love to go to the theatre to see our favourite actors in live action on the stage as for us there is nothing to compare with a live performance. I have seen a number of West End shows in the last two years, some absolutely fantastic, while others were not so good. Here is my take on the shows I have seen, which are my favourites and which did not step up to the mark.
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Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel

Gabriel Chanel, Coco was born on August 19, 1883, in Saumur, a cavalry garrison town on the Loire River in France. She was a strong and determined character, who was bright and eager to succeed in life.

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Grafitti

graffiti

Graffiti is predominantly known as and considered a form of vandalism which is strictly prohibited and against the law in most parts of the world.  However for many graffiti artists, it is considered to be a form of self-expression.  Although many people believe that it is more common today as a result of unruly adolescents, it actually has been dated back to ancient times with examples found in ancient Greece and the Roman Empire.

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Tattoos

tattoos

Tattooing is a form of body art that has been practiced for centuries in many cultures around the world.  Some of these cultures for example are the Ainu people of Japan, Maori of New Zealand, Hausa people of Northern Nigeria, the Atayal of Taiwan, amongst many others.  Despite the many negative connotations that are associated with tattooing, it is still an extremely popular trend in many parts of the world today.

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