If you are not familiar with the Everyman's annual panto, then be prepared for a show like no other. As entertaining for the adults as well as for the kids, you have to be on your guard as Adam Keast and Francis Tucker lead the way in this year's glitzy, glamorous show. The Everyman is transformed into panto land, with party lights, disco balls and a myriad of characters running about the stage brandishing water pistols (nobody is spared) flying fairies and even Elvis makes a one-time appearance.
There is your usual mix of good and bad characters, and waving the wand for badness this year is Lucy Thatcher who plays Narcissus McSissus. Vocally strong and sufficiently evil to bring the loudest boos from the audience her performance is particularly strong. Equally as engaging to watch is Tom Connor who's character Sir Cyril of the Wirral is a particular favourite with the audience.
Adam Keast and Francis Tucker are dazzling in their roles and as always when these two get together on stage they invariably bring the house down. So comfortable in their roles it is impossible not to be drawn into the silliness of it all and the laughter is infectious.
You will have a rocktastic time at the Everyman, and are guaranteed to leave with a smile on your face. Beauty and the Beast is definitely the pantomime to take the family along to this Christmas.