Here are some of the reviews/testimonials for pantomimes performed using my scripts...
"The panto plots are well thought out, they have an engaging beginning and finish happily ever after. The humour is for all ages, children and adults and the gags have been well constructed. The slapstick scenes are hilarious. The laundry scene in Aladdin is classic. I defy anyone to leave the theatre after seeing one of Barry's pantomimes not smiling and saying they have enjoyed themselves. They are brilliant."
SCOTT LEES, Cheshire
Santa Claus The Panto
"Barry Crossley understood the necessary elements involved when writing his pantomime, and helped this production along even further by starring in it as the dame, Mary Christmas. Barry was energetic throughout and really engaged with the audience; he obviously enjoyed partaking in something he had contributed so much to."
"As a choreographer using Barry's pantos are a dream. Modern music mixed with old classics, it's easy to work creatively! A great mix for songs and dances that lead seamlessly in and out of scenes making my job so easy! My dancers are always excited to see what songs they will get to dance to each year!"
JENNY, BASE PERFORMING ARTS, Manchester
Jack and the Beanstalk
"Who ever decided to play this as a short person and put Dominic on his knees was inspired. I literally couldn’t stop laughing every time he was on stage. The wonderful thing about watching this young performer is his total lack of awkwardness to get the laugh. He delivered this role with stage presence in buckets and experience well beyond his years."
SHARON DRUMMOND, NODA
"Brilliant split humour for young & old"
DIANE WRIGHT, Manchester
"Barry was evidently a credit to this production as both a writer and performer, his passion and understanding of this art form was clear as he’d incorporated every ingredient needed to produce a quality pantomime."
KEVIN PROCTOR, NODA
"Jack and the Beanstalk 2015 : This script has Barry Crossleys stamp all over it !! A magical giant size show for all the family. Its affectionate, fast moving, hilarious and bang up to date with both it's comedy and well chosen musical numbers"
SUSAN FERREIRA, Oldham
Red Riding Hood
"The Dame Grandma Hood was played brilliantly by Barry Crossley who also wrote the script. His comic timing was excellent and every time he was on stage there was comedy gold."
SHARON DRUMMOND, NODA
Societies and Groups which have used my scripts included....
Hyde Little Theatre, Hyde
Partington Players, Glossop
Stage Q, Manchester
Guide Bridge Theatre, Ashton
Prestwich Arts College, Manchester
North Manchester AODS, Manchester
Stalybridge Methodist Church, Cheshire
St Herbert's AODS, Chadderton
Newton AODS, Cheshire
Lees Street CC AMDS, Cheshire
St Matthews Theatrical Society, Brighouse
Buckfastleigh Pantomime Group, Devon
Bunbury Players, Suffolk
Hailsham Theatre, East Sussex
Preston Musical Comedy Society, Preston
Wraysbury Players, Middlesex
New Music, Oldham
Turn Again Theatre, Holmfirth