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Hansel and Gretel The age old folk tale is brought to panto-life with the Dundee Rep ensemble firing on all cylinders with lots of laughs and a quietly moving dénouement. Dundee Rep, until Sat 6 Jan.
All My Sons Arthur Miller’s classic at the Lyceum is directed by John Dove, whose Death of a Salesman garnered such acclaim two years ago. The story of a man who made a commercial decision that led to the loss of many lives, and the consequences to his family in post war USA, this is a moving and politically very insightful drama. Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, Fri 12 Jan-Sat 10 Feb. Read interview
Cinderella The King’s celebrates its 100th anniversary with this delightful piece of frippery featuring those two old hands, Andy Gray and Allan Stewart. Expect groan-making punnery and fun for the children. King’s Theatre, Edinburgh, until Sun 21 Jan. Read review
Wullie Whittington The Tron’s enjoyable pastiche for young and old is on again, this time set in parodic pantoland. Complete with song, dance and plenty of off colour jokes, it’s a boo-hiss affair from end to end. Tron Theatre, Glasgow, until Sun 7 Jan.
Aladdin Gerard Kelly is back with this treat from the King’s in Glasgow. The familiar mystical tale of Middle Eastern adventure is livened up by some good comic performances from the likes of Staphen McNicoll, Julie Wilson Nimmo and Gavin Mitchell. King’s Theatre, Glasgow, until Sat 13 Jan.