Simon Sladen

London reviewer and panto editor

Simon is Senior Curator, Modern and Contemporary Performance at the Victoria and Albert Museum. His research interests include modern British pantomime, its evolution since 1945 and the genre’s use of celebrity. He is Curator of the National Database of Pantomime Performance and Founder / Co-ordinator of National Panto Day. 

Twitter: @SimonSladen

Website: www.simonsladen.co.uk

Latest reviews

Matt Slack (Idle Jack) and Andrew Ryan (Sarah the Cook), Paul Coltas

Dick Whittington

Michael Harrison and Alan McHugh with additional material by The Krankies and Matt Slack (Qdos Entertainment at Birmingham Hippodrome).
Reviewer: Simon Sladen

Arlene Phillips as Fairy Bowbells and Sam Hallion as Dick Whittington, Darren Bell

Dick Whittington

Eric Potts (First Family Entertainment at New Wimbledon Theatre).
Reviewer: Simon Sladen

Stephen Mulhern as Billy and the Cast of Dick Whittington,

Dick Whittington

Paul Hendy (Evolution Productions at Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury).
Reviewer: Simon Sladen

Natasha J Barnes (Cinderella), Paul Zerdin (Buttons) and Sam, Paul Coltas & Steve Williams

Cinderella

Michael Harrison (Qdos Entertainment at London Palladium).
Reviewer: Simon Sladen

Maureen Lipman as Carabosse, Craig Sugden

Sleeping Beauty

Eric Potts (First Family Entertainment at Richmond Theatre).
Reviewer: Simon Sladen

John Elkington as Widow Twankey and Kevin McGowan as Abanazar, Robert Day

Aladdin

Kenneth Alan Taylor (Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company at Nottingham Playhouse).
Reviewer: Simon Sladen

Arthur McBain as Wishy Washy, Karl Queensborough as Aladdin and Vikki Stone as Abanazer, Tristram Kenton

Aladdin

Joel Horwood (Lyric Hammersmith at Lyric Hammersmith).
Reviewer: Simon Sladen

Simon Fielding (Simple Simon), Catherine Hayworth (Princess Jill) and Philip Catchpole (Jack), Carmel Jane Photography

Jack and the Beanstalk

Brad Fitt (Towngate Theatre and Simon Fielding Ltd at Towngate Theatre, Basildon).
Reviewer: Simon Sladen