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REVIEW: Peter Pan and co bring the fun to Llandudno

Published date: 09 December 2012 |
Published by: Geraint Jones
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VENUE Cymru’s latest panto provides everything you would expect from a festive family show.

Blue Peter presenter Barney Harwood leads the cast in Peter Pan, which takes audiences on a magical trip to Neverland with the boy who never grew up.

The show has the feel of an old school theatre show, with elaborate costumes and dance routines, and that is no bad thing.

The aptly-named Pan’s People danced and acted several parts, and mixed pop video style moves with more traditional routines.

Harwood gives an energetic performance in the lead role, but comedian John Evans stole the show as Smee.

The funny man skilfully walked the line between gags for the parents and silly slapstick humour for the kids, and played by far the most entertaining scene of the night alongside his fellow pirates.

Evans certainly had a great rapport with the audience, interacting brilliantly with the children.

He also played off Howe very well, as the two had fun with some Eric and Ernie-style double act set pieces.

Isobel Hathaway does a fine job as the mischievous Tinkerbell, while Howe is suitably villainous as Captain Hook.

The whole production oozed professionalism, and will no doubt have kept the youngsters enthralled with well-performed numbers and colourful sets.

Overall, Peter Pan is a fun evening out for children and parents alike.

For show times and ticket prices, visit www.venuecymru.co.uk.

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