19th January 2018
St Anne’s Hall
Type of Production
Author: Tony Sweeney
Even with Christmas now a memory the panto season is in full swing and New Stagers bring their own unique style to help soften the depression of the long dark winter months. Written, directed and starring Paul Johnson this has become a real seasonal favourite. A capacity audience really got into the spirit of the show and, it was clear, thoroughly enjoyed the evening’s entertainment.
The innovative use of hand puppets gave the show an interesting dimension and reinforced the setting of a forest well. Similarly, some excellent lighting effects - especially when the performers were moving through a forest - gave the show greater impact.