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Shrewsbury’s dame talks to J&PR about all things panto

By | 2019-12-11T13:46:34+00:00 December 11th, 2019|Blog, What's On|

For those who have already seen Shrewsbury’s pantomime Aladdin at Theatre Severn, you’ll know just how incredible it is. For those who still have the experience to come, get ready for a magical performance! One of the stars of the show is Brad Fitt, who is celebrating his ninth year as director and Dame of Shrewsbury’s pantomime. “I did have one

Radio Shropshire’s Eric Smith tells us all the secrets of Shrewsbury’s pantomime

By | 2019-12-06T06:39:43+00:00 December 6th, 2019|Blog, What's On|

For Radio Shropshire’s Eric Smith, the Christmas period is the busiest time of the year. Not only does he wake up early for his breakfast show but by night, he treads the boards for Shrewsbury’s pantomime. We spoke to Eric about performing in his 17th pantomime - and why he loves it!  This year, Eric plays the Emperor of China

Panto season starts today at Theatre Severn

By | 2019-12-02T15:45:29+00:00 December 4th, 2019|Blog, What's On|

Today is the day...and there’s certainly a big buzz around town. Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn celebrates its opening of the magical Arabian tale of Aladdin. The pantomime will run until Sunday, January 12 and tickets are selling very quickly, with 39,000 snapped up already. Beki Poole, marketing officer, said the theatre is on track for another record sell out year. She

Oh yes it is, it’s panto time!

By | 2019-11-18T07:04:27+00:00 November 18th, 2019|What's On|

It’s that time of year again! Panto time! This year Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn is showing the magical, Arabian tale of Aladdin. Last year saw a Box Office smash hit with Mother Goose when more than 42,000 people attended the show - and Aladdin looks set to be just as big a bit. The theatre has revealed that 80 per cent

Elton’s Greatest Hits at The Place Telford

By | 2019-11-11T17:00:41+00:00 November 11th, 2019|Blog, What's On|

We love a bit of Elton here at J&PR and we can’t wait to head to The Place Telford to watch the debut of the new show ‘Forever Elton- The Greatest Hits’. We’ll be singing along to Yellow Brick Road, Crocodile Rock and Candle in the Wind on November 20 at 7.30pm. Performed by award winning film and classical composer,

Couple born 15 minutes apart marry on 30th birthday

By | 2019-11-11T17:02:48+00:00 November 11th, 2019|Blog, J&PR news, What's On|

Celeste and Ben on their wedding day A couple born within minutes of each other celebrated their wedding at a Shropshire hotel on their 30th birthdays. Ben Ellis was born on October 5, 1989, at 6.30am and Célestine Onomo was born on the same date at 7.45am in France - just 15 minutes apart without the time difference!

“Frozen” themed afternoon tea at Shropshire hotel to celebrate launch of sequel film

By | 2019-11-03T09:45:56+00:00 November 6th, 2019|Blog, What's On|

Entertainers from Wish Upon a Princess Parties who will be hosting a meet and greet and a sing-a-long with the youngsters at the afternoon tea at the Valley Hotel in Ironbridge. Youngsters will be giving their rendition of “Let It Go” as a Shropshire hotel hosts a Frozen-themed children’s afternoon tea to celebrate the launch of the second

Put on your Christmas Jumper for Nativity the Musical

By | 2019-10-13T10:31:44+00:00 October 14th, 2019|Blog, What's On|

Christmas is coming early to the Grand Theatre in Wolverhampton with Nativity the Musical. While the show will run from October 29 to November 2, the first night’s performance will also include a Family Networking Event. If you usually struggle with childcare or want to treat your grandchildren, nieces or nephews, it’s a chance to bring the kids along, network

It’s nearly panto season! Have you booked your tickets yet?

By | 2019-10-13T10:10:25+00:00 October 13th, 2019|Blog, What's On|

Theatre Severn's Aladdin cast The panto season is nearly upon us and there are some fantastic performances taking place across the West Midlands, which just cannot be missed. At J&PR, we love a good panto and can’t wait to settle down to all the usual gags and funny jokes, which means it’s Christmas time. Oh no it doesn't!

West Mid Showground getting ready for double the fireworks fun

By | 2019-10-09T10:41:01+00:00 October 9th, 2019|What's On|

Skies over Shrewsbury will be lit up with a double fireworks display to celebrate bonfire night. The Shrewsbury Bonfire and Fireworks Spectacular will take place at the Greenhous West Mid Showground on Saturday, November 2, and will once again feature two fireworks displays. Visitors can attend one or both displays for the same price and will also be entertained by