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REVIEW: Beauty and the Beast @ Stockport Plaza

BATB 1 - Credit David Munn Photography
Pic: David Munn

It’s the panto season again… O yes it is.

Stockport Plaza has now established a tradition of staging summer or spring pantomimes, and the latest offering is great Easter weekend treat for all the family

The show is the the retelling of the classic tale, as old as time itself, of Beauty and the Beast.

It has something for everyone, with just enough Disney, just enough raucous humour, slapstick and enough song and dance to keep punters happy.

And judging by the reaction from the youngsters watching and joining in the fun this production, staged by Regal entertainment certainly hits the spot.

Kiera-Nicole Brennan  and James Lacey are charming in the title roles and the vain muscle-bound Gaston  who is competing for Belle’s affections superbly played by Philip McGuiness.

BATB 3 - Credit David Munn PhotographyBut it is funnyman Lewis Devine who steals the show, providing the belly laughs and playing to an appreciative audience as French Frank with the aid of Si Foster as Pretty Polly, adding to the hilarity.

After leaving audiences rolling in the theatre aisles laughing with his recent performance as Buttons in Cinderella, and as Muddles in Snow White, both at St Helens, Lewis  bring the same hilarity to Stockport this Easter.

And Stockport Plaza audiences may remember Philip McGuiness as Tin Man 2016’s production of The Wizard of Oz, while his panto appearances for Regal Entertainments include Captain Hook in Peter Pan.

If you’re after an Easter treat for the kids this is it.
Runs till Monday April 22.
Tickets from www.stockportplaza.co.uk.

REVIEW: The Wizard of Oz @ The Stockport Plaza

The Wizard of Oz Image 3Surely it’s too early for pantomimes in August… Oh no it isn’t!

Stockport Plaza is serving up a summer treat for the kids this week with Regal Entertainment’s production of the Wizard of Oz.

And the youngsters clearly gave the show a huge thumbs up on the opening night, lapping up this fun-filled extravaganza.

The key ingredients of this classic tale of a young girl from Kanzas transported to the magical land of Oz on her way to meet the famous wizard are there.

But there is also plenty of “it’s behind you”, boos and hisses and slapstick, providing a fun summer panto feel.

Former EastEnders star Cheryl Fergison provokes the boos as the Wicked Witch of the West, but for me, it was Maddie Hope Coelho’s Dorothy who stole the show with a pitch perfect performance.

And of course, the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion also delight played by David Heath, Philip Shaun McGuinness and Si Foster respectively.

It’s a great fun time for all the family.

Runs till Saturday April 12

Dave Toomer



Pitch Battle star Maddie lands lead role in Wizard of Oz at Stockport Plaza

Maddie Hope CoelhoYoungsters young and old will be transported on a magical journey Over The Rainbow at the Stockport Plaza next week as Pitch Battle star Maddie Hope Coelho takes on the iconic role of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. 

The Regal Entertainment’s production begins its North-West tour at the  Plaza on Monday August 7. Continue reading “Pitch Battle star Maddie lands lead role in Wizard of Oz at Stockport Plaza”