DROWNING ON DRY LAND
The 'Legendary' Dame Paul Tate directs. Although in recent years the West End and National have revisited established and popular Ayckbourn dramas, they haven't shown us anything as good as this.
Hartlepool Panto is an explosive success. In this Paul Tate penned show, characters enjoy full roles and their own opportunities to join in the fun.
(North East Theatre Guide)
The cast themselves were on fine form with Paul Tate turning in an amazing performance as Tony Hendon.
(London Theatre 1)
Paul Tate almost steals the show when he expires at the start. Luckily for us he makes a Lazarus-like revival to again blag the spotlight.
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
Seasoned panto performer Paul Tate dazzles in a succession of ever more outlandish costumes as Dame Tilly Trott in a performance fruitier than a rich Christmas pudding.
The real star of the show is the fantastic Paul Tate who certainly proves that in pantoland at least there really is nothing like a Dame as he goes over the top in style as the mad-cap Dolly Mixture.
Excellent support from Paul Tate playing the senior Barrett.
Stand outs include long-time server Paul Tate as an impressively intractable patriarch.
JEKYLL AND HYDE
Paul Tate as the Bishop of Basingstoke is the nastiest of them all.
Paul Tate directs this with gusto.
The show’s director Paul Tate seems to have panto in his veins and comes up trumps for Croydon.
I found myself longing for Mr.Tate, whom I thought gave the strongest performance to appear.
(What’s On Stage)
THE KING AND I
A magnificent vocal performance from Joanne Henry as the head wife, matched equally in strength by Paul Tate as The Kralahome.
THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS
Under Paul Tate’s excellent direction this is quite an extraordinary show and everyone who was there should feel privileged to have seen it.
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
Paul Tate stole the show as the hilarious Dame Trott. His clever contemporary script paved the way for a smash hit annual panto at The Swan.
At the helm of this extravaganza was the multi-talented Paul Tate, who not only wrote and directed the show but starred as the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham. It is no exaggeration to say that his was a memorable performance and one with which it is unlikely any member of the audience could find fault with.
(Isle of Man Examiner)
Tight, flawless direction from Paul Tate.