Pantomime – Peter Pan, Theatre Severn

Peter Pan Theatre Severn The wonderful Peter Pan cast

We’ve been to the Panto – oh yes we have! And we didn’t like it… We loved it!

Ok ok enough of the cheesy lines – I promise. On Friday we took Charlie to the pantomime. Pantomime is quite the tradition in our family. We went to the glorious Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury two years ago to see Jack and the Beanstalk and he went last year with my Parents so when we were asked up go along we couldn’t break tradition could we!

This years cast did a fantastic job. I always used to go as a child and can’t recall seeing Peter Pan so I too was extra excited and it didn’t disappoint. Produced by Paul Hendy and Emily Wood, the star of the show is director Brad Fitt who is on his 4th pantomime at the wonderful Theatre Severn venue, plays Mrs Smee who provides many a laugh out loud moment not to mention outrageous weird and wonderful costumes during the show.

We took our seats in the upper circle. I’ve never sat upstairs before and the view was fabulous. Charlie loved the fact he was sitting upstairs and we had the perfect view of the whole stage (and a sneaky peak at the brilliant orchestra!)

Pantomime Shropshire

Our view

There were flying actors, fabulous costumes, fun singalongs and an array of wonderful sets to keep old and young entertained. Charlie was mesmerised by iconic Snappy the crocodile and he too was impressed with the flying Wendy and Peter.

My favourites were Captain Hook and you must look out for stinky Pete who is hilarious! There’s also blue haired mermaids warbling in their screechy accents and rather amazing blue hair and the Indians headed by Squatting Cow! There are lots of younger kids in the crew too many of whom who are local which is lovely to see!

The show runs until Sunday 11th January 2015 with some tickets still left. You can book via the Theatre Severn website. Go on – it is Christmas after all! I hear it’s Dick Whittington next year. Now where can I book?!

Disclosure – we received tickets FOC but all words and views are my own

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16 Comments

  1. 9th December 2014 / 8:21 am

    This looks wonderful, My kids are going on boxing Day with their Grandma, what a treat. Popping by from Tried & Tested

  2. Kate @ Family Fever
    9th December 2014 / 9:25 am

    What great seats, I have never sat upstairs either! It loks a great show, we would love to see this. Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

  3. 9th December 2014 / 9:25 am

    This looks fantastic! It sounds like you had a great time! Fab photos x

  4. 9th December 2014 / 9:55 am

    This sounds like a great panto. We saw Peter Pan last year and our daughter loved it. This sounds like a great theatre to #triedtested

  5. 9th December 2014 / 10:16 am

    I do so love a good panto! I’ve not actually taken my children yet – they’ve been a bit young up till now and it’s such an expensive treat! I definitely plan to take them next Christmas though.
    Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested this week x

  6. 9th December 2014 / 1:16 pm

    I love going to the smaller local panto and this looks loads of fun! Glad you enjoyed it xx #triedtested

  7. Kitty Kaos
    9th December 2014 / 1:56 pm

    Looks fantastic I haven’t been to a panto in years! x

  8. Donna
    9th December 2014 / 2:01 pm

    We’re taking LP to the pantomime for the first time next Monday and cannot wait! Such a treat. Peter Pan looks awesome x

  9. 9th December 2014 / 2:19 pm

    Ah, I haven’t been to a panto in such a long time! My mum always takes the older ones every year- maybe I’ll pop along this time! Fab review 🙂 x x

  10. 9th December 2014 / 2:48 pm

    I would love to watch this, I haven’t been to a pantomime in SO long. I think I might have been about 10 years old!

  11. 9th December 2014 / 2:49 pm

    This looks so much fun, I haven’t been to a pantomime in SO long. I think the last time I went I was 10!

  12. 9th December 2014 / 7:55 pm

    I do love a good Panto, I really need to go soon (probably won’t until Osian’s old enough to go) I really want to go to London to see Wicked!
    Sounds like you had a lovely time! 🙂 xx

  13. You Baby Me Mummy
    9th December 2014 / 9:19 pm

    This looks fantastic, what a great day out x

  14. 9th December 2014 / 11:55 pm

    That Brad Fitt director made me laugh so hard! Hahaha what a funny experience!

  15. 11th December 2014 / 7:58 am

    This looks great. My little boy is going to the pantomime on Xmas eve with his grandparents and I know he’ll love it. xx

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