Pantomime
Thursday 5 December 2019

Cinderella: Review Round Up!


The critics have spoken and the reviews are in for our spectacular family pantomime Cinderella, and the press loved it! Here's what they had to say...

CAMBS TIMES

'Cambridge Arts Theatre's Christmas pantomimes keep getting better every year - so it's no surprise this production of Cinderella is their best - and funniest - yet'
 
'Will have you laughing out loud and dancing in your seat the whole way through' 

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Tuesday 12 November 2019

Cinderella Behind the Scenes: Script Read-Through


A sure staple in Cambridge Arts Theatre's calendar is our Pantomime Script Read-Through... Every year, to mark the start of rehearsals, the cast, company and theatre staff gather to meet each other and read through the script for the very first time. It's always a fabulous way to get to know the team and to celebrate the start of our magical pantomime. The cast now begin two weeks of intensive rehearsals before Tech Week and the first performance on Thursday 28 November, watch this space! 

© Martin Bond photography

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Thursday 3 January 2019

A Day in the Life of... A Stage Technician!


The third and final of our A Day in the Life of... pantomime edition blog posts is with our Technical Assistant Harry Chell! Harry's main role for our pantomime is a flyman (he operates the numerous set pieces that need to be flown in and out of the stage by pulling ropes attached to each bar!). Each bar can hold up to a tonne of weight - so no mean feat! 

We've picked Harry's brain about panto-world, here's what he had to say... 

Describe your pantomime role in three words?

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Tuesday 11 December 2018

Aladdin Behind the Scenes: Review Round Up!


The critics of Cambridge (and everyone else!) has spoken, and they've loved our spectacular Christmas pantomime Aladdin - here's a round up of what they thought. Click on the quotes to read the full reviews, but don't take their word for it - gather your friends and family and join us for the biggest, best and most GENIE-us Christmas show in Cambridge!

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Monday 3 December 2018

'Twas the Eve Before Press Night...


'Twas the Eve Before Press Night
By Rachel Osborne (Marketing and Education Officer)


‘Twas the eve before press night, and all through the Arts,
Impatience was building for gala to start.

The cast were all nestled, asleep in their beds,
Whilst echoes of boos and cheers chimed in their heads;
Aladdin dreamt deeply of winning his prize,
Our beautiful princess -a sight for sore eyes!
The Genie sang sadly whilst squashed in his lamp,
Wishing that someone would help cure his cramp.

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Wednesday 28 November 2018

Aladdin Behind the Scenes: The Technical Get-In!


Monday marked the start of the Technical get-in for our Christmas pantomime Aladdin, where our fantastic Tech team work around the clock to fix dozens of lights, build numerous sets and prep the stage ready for 64 panto performances! Once the stage is ready, our cast, in-house band and Panto Babes come flooding in, and that's when our spectacular Christmas panto really comes to life. 

We thought you'd like a sneak peek of how our auditorium looks mid-way through this busy week in the Arts Theatre calendar...  

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Tuesday 20 November 2018

A Day in the Life of... A Pantomime Writer!


This week we sat down with our pantomime script-writer Al Morley, and picked his brain about all things panto in the first of our A Day in the Life of... blog series! Aladdin is Al's fifth pantomime script, and having worked as a permanent member of Arts Theatre staff for twelve years, it's safe to say he knows his stuff...

Describe your pantomime role in three words?

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