Great holiday panto fun in Camelot with EXCALI-PURR: The Once & Future Cat

Red Sandcastle Theatre’s (RST) Panto Players take us on a wacky fun medieval adventure of knights, wizards, destiny—and, of course, an unusual, feisty pink cat—with their multimedia production EXCALI-PURR: The Once & Future Cat. Co-written by Jane A. Shields and Rosemary Doyle, and directed/choreographed by Jackie English, this is RST’s eighth holiday pantomime. Young WartContinue reading “Great holiday panto fun in Camelot with EXCALI-PURR: The Once & Future Cat”

Pun & games for kids of all ages, with hilarious panto good times, in RaPUNzel

Amelia Welcher as RaPUNzel (top) and Kristen Foote as Bunny (bottom)—photo by Burke Campbell Red Sandcastle Theatre’s Panto Players are back at it again with more pantomime shenanigans in RaPUNzel, written by Jane A. Shields and Rosemary Doyle, and directed by Jackie English. RaPUNzel marks the company’s 7th annual holiday panto. This time, the PantoContinue reading “Pun & games for kids of all ages, with hilarious panto good times, in RaPUNzel”

Pirates! Genies! Fishing! Wacky meta panto fun with A Ladd’n His Cat!

Red Sandcastle Theatre’s Panto Players have cooked up their most meta holiday panto ever! Written by Jane A. Shields and Red Sandcastle A.D. Rosemary Doyle, A Ladd’n His Cat! opened to an enthusiastic audience at Red Sandcastle’s storefront space at Queen St. East and Logan, Toronto last night. Played out as a story within aContinue reading “Pirates! Genies! Fishing! Wacky meta panto fun with A Ladd’n His Cat!”

Fabulous time as Panto Players milk the big panto fun in Jacques & the Bean Stock Market

Red Sandcastle Theatre’s Panto Players opened their 5th annual holiday panto last week with a three-day pre-holiday run of Jacques and the Bean Stock Market, returning to the stage on Dec 26. Written by Jane A. Shields and Rosemary Doyle, and directed by Jackie English, The Panto Players take us on a wild and wackyContinue reading “Fabulous time as Panto Players milk the big panto fun in Jacques & the Bean Stock Market”

Toronto Fringe: Sexy, saucy fun times as one young woman gets her tassels on in Becoming Burlesque

It was some cheeky fun times at Toronto Fringe last night, as the Al Green Theatre (750 Spadina Ave., southwest corner of Bloor St. West and Spadina) was transformed into Babylon, a burlesque cabaret featuring the music of hot local Toronto bands and even hotter dancers. This is Becoming Burlesque, written/produced by Jackie English, co-directedContinue reading “Toronto Fringe: Sexy, saucy fun times as one young woman gets her tassels on in Becoming Burlesque”

Big shiny panto fun with Panto Players’ Sleepy Beauty @ Red Sandcastle Theatre

Sheets and coloured fabric, plus some artfully custom cut tape and green felt, become castle walls and turrets, and an enchanted forest. All part of the magic and imagination at Red Sandcastle Theatre – in this case, for the Panto Players’ production of Sleepy Beauty – The Tale of the Narcoleptic Princess and Her Cat.Continue reading “Big shiny panto fun with Panto Players’ Sleepy Beauty @ Red Sandcastle Theatre”

Interview with actor/writer & Red Sandcastle Theatre impressaria Rosemary Doyle

Earlier this month, I had the big wacky fun pleasure of attending Red Sandcastle Theatre’s annual holiday musical panto #DICKWHITFORMAYOR and his …Cat (you can read that blog post here), and it dawned on me that theatre owner/A.D. Rosemary Doyle would be an excellent interview subject for the blog. Actor/playwright/theatre impressaria Rosemary Doyle runs RedContinue reading “Interview with actor/writer & Red Sandcastle Theatre impressaria Rosemary Doyle”

#DICKWHITFORMAYOR and his… Cat brings holiday panto fun @ Red Sandcastle Theatre

Red Sandcastle Theatre continues its annual tradition of holiday fun for all ages with its musical pantomime #DICKWHITFORMAYOR and his… Cat. Co-written by Jane Shields and Rosemary Doyle (who is also Red Sandcastle’s owner and A.D.), all the classic panto characters are here – with a twist and a decidedly local flavour, including some timelyContinue reading “#DICKWHITFORMAYOR and his… Cat brings holiday panto fun @ Red Sandcastle Theatre”

The Shoe’s fits of laughter @ Red Sandcastle Theatre

The Alice in Blunderland Panto Players Co-op is back this holiday season with more family-friendly panto fun at Red Sandcastle Theatre with their production of The Shoemaker and the Pant-O-Mimes! Co-written by Jane A. Shields and Red Sandcastle Theatre A.D. Rosemary Doyle (who also makes an appearance or two onstage after taking care of theContinue reading “The Shoe’s fits of laughter @ Red Sandcastle Theatre”