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Little Shop of Horrors – Kings Arms Theatre, Salford

Music: Alan Menken Lyrics and Book: Howard Ashman Director: James Baker Reviewer: Tracey Lowe [rating:4.5] Following their critically acclaimed production of ‘Spring Awakening’ earlier this year, Assembled Junk Productions continue to put their unique stamp on the north west Fringe theatre scene with an ambitious performance of cult musical Little Shop of Horrors. While working at Mushnik’s Flower Shop on ...

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Barbershopera: El Matador – A Close Christmas Shave – The Drum, Plymouth

Writer: Tom Sadler &Rob Castell Director: Sarah Tipple Reviewer: Marina Spark Back for the fourth year running at The Drum theatre, Plymouth, award winning Barbershopera deliver yet another festive feast for the eyes and ears. This year's offering is entitled El Matador - A Close Christmas Shave and is the perfect antidote to a bitterly cold winter's night. The story ...

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A Thousand Years of Christmas – Square Chapel, Halifax

Reviewer: Rosie Revell A Thousand Years of Christmas is a deceptively simple but extremely captivating celebration of all things Christmas through the ages; from medieval mysticism to the joys of Christmas shopping to hangovers, nativity plays, Scrooge and traditional Christmas carols this show offers all things festive through song, verse and prose. The show also showcases a new Christmas poem; ...

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The Wright Night – Lass O’Gowrie, Manchester

Writers - Alastair Michael (Boot Sale), Piers Black-Hawkins (The Box, Enveloped in Velvet) Directors - Emma Colledge (Boot Sale) Claire O’Neill, Piers Black-Hawkins (The Box, Enveloped in Velvet) Reviewer: Jessie Cohen [Rating: 3.5] At the fringes of Manchester’s theatre-turned-panto-land, Ransack - a theatre company formed by graduates - launched their first production, The Write Night, in the upstairs of an ...

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Peter Pan – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Director: Ed Curtis Musical Director: Richard Anderson Choreographer: Stillie Dee Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald It’s that time of year again… oh yes it is! Pantomime, as part of the long-standing tradition of variety hits the UK’s theatres once again this Christmas. At The King’s Theatre, Edinburgh, however, it seems Peter Pan simply doesn’t hit the mark. With an experienced principal cast, ...

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Betty Blue Eyes – Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow

Book: Ron Cowen &Daniel Lipman Music: George Stiles Lyrics: Anthony Drewe Director: Dougie Irvine Reviewer: Rachel Clark For one week only, in the intimacy of the Chandler Studio Theatre within the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, the future faces of musical theatre are treating audiences to their wonderful performances of Betty Blue Eyes. A musical that is both uplifting and sorrowful, ...

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Hansel and Gretel – The Bussey Building, London

Director: Richard Pyros Musical Director: Nicola Rose Reviewer: Carrie Carter [rating:4] In a year in which I’ve seen numerous productions which claim to be classed under the immersive theatre banner, few have charmed as much as Opera in Space’s production of Hansel and Gretel. Set over three floors of the atmospheric Bussey Building in Peckham, this is a fairytale with ...

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Jack Off the Beanstalk, Above the Stag Theatre, London

Writers: Jon Bradfield &Martin Hooper Director: Andrew Beckett Reviewer: Sonny Waheed [rating:4] With the festive season now in full swing, it’s not just the kids who can enjoy the tom-foolery that pantomime brings to the stage. Adults can get their share of fun too, especially with this ‘adult only’ take on Jack and the beanstalk. The action takes place in ...

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