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The Wind in the Willows – Polka Theatre, London

Writer: Kenneth Grahame Adaptor: Toby Hulse Director: Jonathan Lloyd Reviewer: Ann Bawtree [rating:4.5] Anyone who makes an adaptation of a classic book, especially a children’s book, runs a tremendous risk of annoying quite a lot of people, especially those of tender years. However, Toby Hulse has risen to the challenge, making an abridged version of the whole which was, after ...

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The Prince and the Pauper – Unicorn Theatre, London

Director: Selina Cartmell Adaptor: Jemma Kennedy, based on the novel by Mark Twain Composer & Musical Director: Anthony Elvin Reviewer: Elizabeth Vile [rating:4] The Unicorn Theatre’s Christmas offering this year is a vibrant and witty new version of the classic story The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain. Set during the reign of King Henry VIII, but littered with ...

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Compagnie Animotion: Portmanteau – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer- Cathy Crabb [Rating:3] The premise to this show- aimed at children 5-12- is two ushers have a film which breaks down and they need the help of the audience to recreate it. The production has a sepia/old postcards from the 30’s feel to it. Most of the set is made up of suitcases and trunks. There is a screen ...

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Clockheart Boy- Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith

Director: Michael Bryher Writer: Sam Gayton, based on an original idea by Sam Gayton, Nicola Cutcher and Hester Bond. Reviewer: Elizabeth Vile [rating:3.5] After a successful run at the Edinburgh Festival Dumbshow’s thought provoking and fun children’s production has come to the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith for two nights. After a young boy is found washed up on a beach by a ...

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All Join In – Polka Theatre, Wimbledon

Writer: Quentin Blake Adaptors: Ben Glasstone, Jonathon Lloyd and Roman Stefanski. Music/lyrics:  Ben Glasstone Director: Roman Stefanski Reviewer: Ann Bawtree [rating:5] Christopher Chamberlain, Charlie Folorunsho, Gilbert Taylor, Mandy Travis and Charlotte Workman are an extremely talented group of...what? Are they simply actors? No. They are also dancers, acrobats, children's entertainers, puppeteers and musicians who between them play the violin, accordion, ...

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Boogie Pete – Worthing

Reviewer: Jenni Dixon [rating:4] Pete Hillier AKA “Boogie Pete” is well known and loved by all Cbeebies fans who will know him best from the BAFTA Award winning show “Boogie Beebies”. Pete began his career in musical theatre playing various parts in the West End, national tours and international productions. He regularly appears in Pantomimes and has a number of ...

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Ed Fringe 2010: The I Hate Children Children`s Show – Zoo Roxy

Reviewer: Elizabeth Vile [rating:3.5] If you like the sound of a child friendly as well as adult friendly magic show then this is for you. Paul Nathan worked extremely hard to perform a variety of magic tricks that appeal to every age group, right from primary school children, tweens, teens and finally some for the long suffering parents. He is ...

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