Pirates of the Pavilion 2018 Review

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A family show with Pirates and Dinosaurs, what’s not to love!!!

We’ve been to see Pirates of the Pavilion at the Weymouth Pavilion the last 2 years so we already knew it would be a great show and each year seems to get better with more gags and special effects than ever before. 
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I took my son Sam who is 6 and now the perfect age for a show like this.  He never once complained of being bored and at times he laughed so hard and loud that I thought he’d fall off his chair!

This years summer panto see’s the pirates travel back to the Jurassic period and they have to fight the evil Blackhead and find their way back home.  Expect lots of songs along the way and some pretty spectacular Dinosaur appearances including a Pterodactyl which literally flies high and comes out over the front few rows of the audience. 

Some of the cast we recognised and loved and the new actors did a really great job too.  Our favourite will always be Seadog Billy, he doesn’t need to say a word and he still makes us laugh.  Every Panto needs a joker and he plays it so well with his slapstick humour and general goofiness.
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Dorset based Twins FX have yet again put on some fantastic special effects to make sure this isn’t just your average show and be prepared for the aaawwwssss when the little pirates from a local theatre and dance school come out to do their part.

With lots of traditional panto audience participation, belly laughs and familiar songs I promise the whole family will leave the theatre smiling.
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If you would like an excellent souvenir of your visit then you can buy a ticket and have your photo taken with the cast and baby Dinosaur at the end.
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Pirates of the Pavilion is created by Made to Measure Productions who also produce the Christmas Panto and I honestly can’t recommend the shows enough.  Pirates of the Pavilion will be performing matinees and evening shows on selected dates up until 29 August 2018.  For full details and to book tickets, please visit the Website or call 01305 783225.
Good to know…………

There is a restaurant upstairs offering pre show meals and wonderful views.  There is also a bar downstairs where you can grab hot and cold drinks and snacks for the show.

Toilets and baby change facilities are available.

Booster seats are available at the back of the theatre.

Sweets, programmes and flashing pirate swords are available to buy in the foyer.

There is a public pay and display car park behind the theatre but I would recommend you arrive early as it took us quite some time to find a space.  There are many other car parks around though and plenty to do in Weymouth if you are planning on making a day of it.
Disclaimer – We were invited to see Pirates of the Pavilion for the purpose of a review however all views are my own. 

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