Goldilocks And The Three Bears Review – St Helens Theatre Royal, St Helens

Goldilocks And The Three Bears St Helens 2024
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This is our review of Goldilocks And The Three Bears at St Helens Theatre Royal!

Synopsis Of Goldilocks And The Three Bears

The circus comes to St Helens Theatre Royal featuring Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Regal Entertainment delivers this classic fairy tale with an exciting twist: a ringmaster, circus tricks, and sing-alongs galore! Will Goldilocks and her bears save the big top from rival circus Von Vippemall?
Starring Lewis Devine as Silly Billy, Katy McKenna as Goldilocks, Benjamin Keith as The Ringmaster, Richard Aucott as Dame Gertie, Conor Barrie as Baron Von Vippemall, Warren Donnelly as Daddy Bear, Hannah Riley as Mummy Bear, and Ionica Adriana as Baby Bear.

Analysis Of Goldilocks And The Three Bears

This Easter eggstravaganza certainly had its challenges, but just like the Gertie Circus, it ended with all smiles. In Act 1, we saw plenty of unfortunate faulty costumes. Dame Gertie’s headpiece fell below her neck, and one of the chorus dancers’ hairpieces fell onto her face in the middle of a dance number – forcing her to endure the rest of the show without being able to see. However, despite these issues, both actors pulled off the scenes professionally without a single misstep! The aerial silk performance was incredible and certainly added an exciting element to the pantomime. And who could forget the cutest fluffy visitors that blessed the stage in Act 2? The doggy trio stole the show with their adorable jumps and tricks.

Furthermore, the collaborative comedy scenes were certainly a highlight of the show. One in particular involved Silly Billy and Baron Von Vippemall toying with each other. With Silly Billy hosting a leotard and slick, black pants, and Baron Von Vippemall in a bee costume, the pair had the audience in the palm of their hands. They danced, slipped, and joked to the audience’s delight. Of course, there were a few line slip-ups – notably Silly Billy’s tongue twister – but with both children and adults laughing along at his misfortune, it’s difficult to see this as a negative point. After all, what is a panto without a few (or many!) innuendos and silly slip-ups?

Summary Of Goldilocks And The Three Bears

In closing, this performance is a wonderful Easter treat. Filled with pop dance numbers and circus tricks galore, every adult and child is sure to have a pantotastic time!

Overall Rating: 8.5/10 – Excellent