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A Little Night Music- Storyhouse, Chester

Music and Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Book: Hugh Wheeler Director: Alex Clifton Reviewer: Matt Forrest Since opening last year, Chester’s Storyhouse is gaining quite the reputation for staging some unique and spell-binding productions. It is such a treat to witness this gorgeous new theatre thrive. As part of the spring season, they are once again adding to the growing repertoire by ...

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Cinderella – Forum Theatre. Chester

Writer:  Peter Swingler: Director: Steve Davies Reviewer: Emma Boswell Set to the perfect snowy backdrop of Chester, Tip Top Productions’ Cinderella pantomime arrives in the Forum Theatre this week. It’s wonderful to see the traditional Christmas panto still thriving in 2017 and this production ticks all the boxes.  The script, written by Peter Swingler OBE is energetic, topical and most ...

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The Secret Seven  – Storyhouse, Chester

Writer: Enid Blyton Adaptor: Glen Maxwell Director: Alex Clifton Reviewer: Mel Duncan ‘Lashings of ginger beer!’ The Secret Seven are beloved, and almost the stuff of English folklore.  Generation after generation of children have grown up living vicariously within Enid Blyton’s beautifully crafted pages, and inside the heads of arguably ever adult in the English speaking world adventures have been ...

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Things I Know to be True – Storyhouse, Chester

Writer: Andrew Bovell Directors: Geordie Brookman and Scott Graham Reviewer: Emma Boswell Andrew Bovell’s Things I Know to Be True is brought to life by Frantic Assembly and State Theatre Company of South Australia in Chester’s Storyhouse for a five-day run this week. The play tells the tale of Bob and Fran Price, a couple who have reached the autumn ...

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Alice in Wonderland – Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre, Chester

Open Air Theatre - with Wonderland lettering adorning the space

Writer: Lewis Carroll Adaptor: Glyn Maxwell Director: Derek Bond Reviewer: John Roberts Family shows at the Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre have always had a strong stamp of originality and following the success of last year’s production of Stig of the Dump, the same creative team Glyn Maxwell (adaptor) and director Derek Bond have once again brought magic to city ...

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The Lost Boy – St Mary’s Creative Space, Chester

Writer: Stephanie Dale Director: Kate McGregor Reviewer: Clare Boswell Two years in the making, The Lost Boy is the latest offering by Chester-based company Theatre in the Quarter and is a timely and compelling piece based around the current refugee crisis. Writer Stephanie Dale has impressively covered a lot of ground in this 90-minute play, balancing a heart-felt and personal ...

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Jack and the Beanstalk – Forum Studio Theatre, Chester

Writer: Peter Swingler Director: Steve Davies Reviewer: John Roberts Throughout the entire of run of Jack and The Beanstalk, this hard-working cast will have played to the equivalent audience of two nights at the Liverpool Empire, but that doesn't stop this diminutive delight from hitting high on heart and delivering a mighty fine pantomime that gives the local multi-million pound ...

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The Last Five Years – Forum Studio Theatre, Chester

Michael Thomas Jenkins (Jamie) & Laura Coard (Cathy) in The Last Five Years by Monsta Productions

Music, Lyrics &Orchestration by Jason Robert Brown Director: John Garfield-Roberts Reviewer: Tate James Anyone who has ever been to a musical theatre cabaret since The Last Five Years burst onto the New York stage in 2002 has no doubt heard at least one of its numbers. Jason Robert Brown’s semi-autobiographical strings-heavy score is so often dissected for out-of-context performances of ...

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