pa nto reviews

Cinderella The True Story

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Bearing the usual Cumhemauld oanto hallmarks of a strong fantasy element and a resolutely kid-centred approach, this production makes up for first-day technical hitches ‘.‘/lIIt sheer enthtiSiasm (Fiona Sheoherd)

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STAR RATINGS ~ Unmissable s: 9 + Very good ~ Worth a shot Below average You've been warned


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panto reviews THEATRE

in West Lothian

Howden Park Centre, Livingston

The Gift of


Dorothy Tutin Nick Waring

_ Amanda Waring , i " Robert Dawes Derek Waring

A Festive feast of Christmas Classics Oscar Wilde Noel (Zox'riird (:Ilélllt?\ Dickens .Jolin Beijeingin Phil Specter (s Santa tylaiis 4' Wed 16 Dec 7.30pm

£8 or £6 conc

For information or to book contact: Howden Park Centre Box Office,

01506 iii-ff” 433634 gaggem

lst - 5th December 7.30 Strathclyde Theatre Group


bg Barrie Keeffe 'Blow us all up would you? 'Give me one reason why not'

Keette's CIaSSIC trilogy of short pays strips the surface off the achievrng society. Violence. sexuality. class war, a deadly education system and dead-end jobs...

11th - 19th December 7.30 in" in

Rdapted for the stage by Stephen Briggs

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Iickets Mon - Wed:£5/1.50 I Thurs - Sat 27/3 Ticket Centre 287 5511