P332 Teletext 332 Dec11 23:12:21  THEATRE   REVIEW  ——————————————  ————————————  SLEEPING BEAUTY, Nottingham Playhouse. Box office: 0115 9419419. They really don't get much better that this production. It's cheeky, frisky, in-your-face and outrageous. Nottingham's Sleeping Beauty (though how she could have a decent kip through the racket in the auditorium is anyone's guess!) must be one of this year's best festive productions. And that's a judgment made before most of the rest of her rivals have finished their rehearsals. ——————————————————————————————————————— by Phil Penfold Get SCROOGE THE MUSICAL tickets Ticketmaster 0870 4000771 or p646 W End A-G W EndH-N W EndO-Z TV Guide
P332 Teletext 332 Dec11 23:15:51  THEATRE   REVIEW  ——————————————  ————————————  SLEEPING BEAUTY, Nottingham Playhouse. Box office: 0115 9419419. The show's a positive joy. The youngsters loved it and warmed to the story in a split second. Principally, this is because Terry Parsons's sets aren't so much bright and attractive as eyeball-scorchingly brilliant. He's not subtle, but the sets are incandescent with invention. This is where you'll find Sharon Osbourne's nicked jewellery casket - bling, bling BLANG! ——————————————————————————————————————— Lifestyle 340 Recipe 346 Get BILL BAILEY & other tickets Ticketmaster 0870 4000771 or p646 W End A-G W EndH-N W EndO-Z TV Guide
P332 Teletext 332 Dec11 23:17:31  THEATRE   REVIEW  ——————————————  ————————————  SLEEPING BEAUTY, Nottingham Playhouse. Box office: 0115 9419419. What is endearing about this show is it's a perfect blend of romantic schmaltz, knockabout camp fun, good humour and a blinding spectacle. The musical numbers include songs and tunes from composers and artistes as varied as Sondheim, Cole Porter, Dolly Parton and Tchaikovsky. Anyone who can do that and still hold the entire house in thrall deserves all the respect you can give him. ——————————————————————————————————————— Latest movie reviews 313 DVDs 314 Get SCROOGE THE MUSICAL tickets Ticketmaster 0870 4000771 or p646 W End A-G W EndH-N W EndO-Z TV Guide
P332 Teletext 332 Dec11 23:14:11  THEATRE   REVIEW  ——————————————  ————————————  SLEEPING BEAUTY, Nottingham Playhouse. Box office: 0115 9419419. Kenneth Alan Taylor is a great Dame, lifting his bust, adjusting his wig, flouncing about in some mind-boggling costume changes, and leering lustily. Once upon a time the Prince would have been a thigh-slapping, well-endowed lass in long boots. This time it's young Paul Spicer, who looks as if he has escaped from a boy band, and who could be the risque older brother of a lot of the audience. ——————————————————————————————————————— Total Entertainment 300 Get BILL BAILEY & other tickets Ticketmaster 0870 4000771 or p646 W End A-G W EndH-N W EndO-Z TV Guide
P332 Teletext 332 Dec11 23:16:41  THEATRE   REVIEW  ——————————————  ————————————  SLEEPING BEAUTY, Nottingham Playhouse. Box office: 0115 9419419. We have a first-rate villain in the shape of the wicked fairy Maudlin the Mean, played with malicious ill-will by Michael Kirk. Watching kids standing in the aisles and giving him a vigorous thumbs down, time and time again, shows that he has hit his mark with absolute certainty. The rest of the cast? Magic. This is a tonic on legs, and a pantomime in the best, richest, most enjoyable sense. ——————————————————————————————————————— Teletext Rating: ***** (Excellent) Get SCROOGE THE MUSICAL tickets Ticketmaster 0870 4000771 or p646 W End A-G W EndH-N W EndO-Z TV Guide