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Peter Pan, Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury (Susan Elkin reviews)

Traditional can often mean stale but Paul Hendy knows panto too well for that. His latest, immaculately well-targeted pantomime for the Marlowe is a fresh and energetic affair.

The trad bits include some magnificently silly costumes, lots of flying, a smashing crocodile, plenty of shouting out and a good old singsong. But this Peter Pan also includes ‘synchronised swimming’ in lieu of a slosh scene, some high camp mermaids and, a Hendy invention, the “spurious comedy routine”,  a pun sequence based on the items in a wheelbarrow …

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Susan Elkin Susan Elkin is an education journalist, author and former secondary teacher of English. She was Education and Training Editor at The Stage from 2005 - 2016
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