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The Girl and the Giraffe – 1532 Performing Arts Centre, Bristol Grammar School

Director: Titania Krimpas Reviewer: Ben Miller-Jarvest The Girl and the Giraffe is Flood of Ink’s charming production for children aged 3-6. It is about a girl who, while playing the garden, discovers a giraffe living in next door’s garden. Despite her best efforts, the giraffe is unwilling to come and play with her, even hanging ‘Do not disturb’ and ‘Keep ...

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Muse of Fire – Shakespeare’s Globe, London

Director: Harper Ray Reviewer: Elizabeth Vile Fizzing with enthusiasm, this site specific production takes the audience on an interactive and imaginative journey around this unique building. A selection of intimate and detailed scenes are loosely linked together by the strange disappearance of the builders who have been working deep under the newly constructed Sam Wannamaker Theatre. The audience’s task is ...

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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 contemporary ...

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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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