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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Adam Sunderland, director of The Jungle Book

INTERVIEW Adam Sunderland

The Public Reviews’ Rich Jevons chats to director Adam Sunderland about his work with young people and the new production of The Jungle Book at the Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield. What was it like doing the Heinz tomato soup commercial as a child? It was a bit like with these we’re working with at the moment in Kirklees on The ...

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NEWS: A Spoonful of Sherman makes welcome return for just 9 performances


The Sherman family have been writing songs for three generations.Robert and Richard Sherman are the most successful songwriting partnership in the history of Hollywood, composing more movie musical songs and acclaimed film scores than any other writing team. From the Oscar-winning Chim Chim Cher-ee to Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and Feed the Birds in Mary Poppins to the unforgettable Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, ...

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A Spoonful of Sherman – St James Theatre Studio, London


Reviewer: Tom Finch [rating:4] An evening of Sherman brothers songs performed by four lauded West End singers and hosted by a Sherman; it sounds like a delightful way to spend a couple of hours and that’s exactly what it is. Beginning with his grandfather’s work in the 1920s, Robert J Sherman tells the audience some of the stories behind the songs ...

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The Jungle Book – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Jungle Book

Writer: Rudyard Kipling Adaptor: Rosanna Lowe Director: Liam Steel Reviewer: Laura Stimpson West Yorkshire Playhouse is renowned for its family plays at Christmas time which offer a welcome alternative to a pantomime. This year, under the direction of multi award winning Liam Steel, the playhouse brings to the stage Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book . On entering the theatre the ...

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The Jungle Book – Lion and Unicorn Theatre, London


Adapted by Adam Dechanel and Simon James Collier Director: Simon James Collier Reviewer: Bernie C. Byrnes [rating:2.5] There are two creators behind this adaptation of The Jungle Book and therein lies this productions most obvious flaw. It is clear that Adam Dechanel and Simon James Collier are both capable of good things but there seemed to be a mishmash of ...

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NEWS: The Citz brings Rudyard Kipling’s THE JUNGLE BOOK to life this Christmas

Glasgow's Citizens Theatre’s highly anticipated Christmas show, The Jungle Book, opens on Saturday 30 November 2013. Rudyard Kipling’s stories have been adapted for the stage by Stuart Paterson, with this new production directed by Nikolai Foster reimagining the much-loved stories of a lost little boy finding his place in the world and his animal friends for a new generation. A vibrant, colourful family adventure that’s ...

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NEWS: Co-production of Sweeney Todd leads shows in Brining’s 1st WYP Season

James Brinning - West Yorkshire Playhouse

A new co-production of Stephen Sondheim’s dark and iconic musical of the demon barber of Fleet Street Sweeney Todd launches James Brining’s first season as Artistic Director of The West Yorkshire Playhouse. The production which runs from (26th September to 26th October) sees Brining revisit the production following his TMA Award winning production at Dundee Rep in 2010, in this ...

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The Jungle Book – Grand Opera House, York

Writer: Rudyard Kipling Adaptator: Stuart Paterson Director: Neal Foster Music: BB Cooper Reviewer: Roisin Caird [rating:3] It is often said that first impressions are everything. I would love to say that my feelings of awe and anticipation upon seeing the beautifully detailed and atmospheric set of this Birmingham Stage Company offering, already visible on stage before the show has even ...

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