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STAGE SHOT: Peter Pan – National Theatre

Today the National Theatre released the production images for their annual family Christmas show. This year's treat is an adaptation of J.M Barrie's Peter Pan in a co-production between with Bristol Old Vic. When Peter Pan, the leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow during a visit to London, headstrong Wendy helps him re-attach it. In return she is invited to Neverland ...

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Mermaid – Oxford Playhouse

Writer &Director: Polly Teale Choreographer: Liz Rankin Reviewer: Katy Roberts Polly Teale's reimagining of Hans Christian Anderson's The Little Mermaid is a hugely ambitious and inventive piece of theatre. Teale is taking an old tale and telling it anew, albeit with contemporary references that, unfortunately, don't quite work. We are plunged into the world of mermaids through the conduit of ...

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Mermaid – Nottingham Playhouse

Writer: Polly Teale Director: Polly Teale Reviewer: Phil Lowe Nottingham Playhouse are really doing themselves proud these days and their latest collaboration with innovative theatre company Shared Experience is no exception. Polly Teale has adapted and directed the story of the Little Mermaid for the 21th Century. Thankfully, we see no Disney schmaltz in this stage production. Instead we have ...

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Bird – The Door, Birmingham Rep

Writer: Laura Lomas Director: Jane Fallowfield Reviewer: Jennie Philpot The brave new drama, Bird, is an evocative one act monologue showing the tumultuous life of one inner city teenager. This play, which is supported by the Arts Council England, is on tour around Britain, spending only two nights in Birmingham before moving on to Nottingham. Leah Bird (played by Amaka ...

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Bird – Hackney Downs Studios, London

Writer: Laura Lomas Director: Jane Fallowfield Reviewer: Nichola Daunton Portraying the sexual exploitation of children in any piece of fiction is not an easy task, but Laura Lomas’ new play Bird tackles the subject with just the right degree of sensitivity and self-awareness. A one-woman show, Amaka Okafor plays Leah Bird, a 14-year-old girl who is waiting for her boyfriend ...

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Glasgow Girls – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: David Greig Composers: Cora Bissett, The Kielty Brothers, Patricia Panther &MC Soom T Director: Cora Bissett Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Glasgow 2005, and the city and its high rise blocks have become home to a diverse range of asylum seekers. Drumchapel High School has become the focus for the children of these asylum seekers, but it's a world where night-time ...

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NEWS: The Triumphant Glasgow Girls Returns for Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme

The National Theatre of Scotland is delighted to announce that, following its world premiere at the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow in 2012, and a successful run at Theatre Royal Stratford East, London in 2013,Glasgow Girls,the modern Scottish musical based on a real-life political campaign started by a group of teenage girls from the city, is returning to the Citizens next ...

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