What comes round once a year?
Why it’s the Hastings White Rock Theatre Christmas Pantomime of course.
I went along to their Sunday December 14th afternoon matinee where the theatre was absolutely jam packed with mums and dads all with excited children in tow.
The venue was buzzing in anticipation of a great afternoon and a number of children were to be seen waving around their fluorescent sparkly hand held sticks.
This year’s pantomime was Aladdin full of song and dance and of course the customary pantomime gags the likes of Widow Twanky stating that he was going to open up an internet site called www.conjunctivitis.com it would be a site for sore eyes!
The show was peppered with sing a long songs all beautifully performed by a well drilled cast, oh, and watch out for those water guns you may come out wetter than you came in !
T.V. personality Louie Spence did a marvellous job as slave of the ring, whilst Ben Watson was outstanding as Wishee Washy.
And watch out for a great performance by Eleanor Sutton as Princess Jasmine. I spoke to Neil Bromley who played Widow Twanky after the show who said that the Hastings audience was magnificent whilst the evil Abanazer played by Richard Fusaking enjoyed playing the baddie as last year he played an ugly sister.
At the end of the day this was a fun filled magical pantomime full of song, music and laughs played to perfection by a great cast who kept the large White Rock Theatre entertained.
It takes a lot of people to put on a show this good and the writer Simon Aylin and executive producer Daryl Back should be congratulated for making this show what it is a great family show and entertainment at its best.
Don’t miss it at The White Rock Theatre until December 28.
Review by Malcolm Robinson