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101 Dalmatians – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writer: Debbie Isitt from the book by Dodie Smith Director: Tessa Walker Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Although Dodie Smith was already a successful playwright and novelist, it was probably the Disney adaptation of her 1956 children’s novel, The Hundred and One Dalmatians that brought her work to the wider public eye. The story of the evil Cruella de Vil stealing Dalmatian ...

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Sleeping Beauty – Hull Truck Theatre

Telling Tales - cast members including Annabel Betts, centre in Sleeping Beauty

Writer: Mike Kenny Director: Mark Babych Composer/MD: James Frewer Set/Lighting Designer: Ciaran Bagnall Reviewer: Ron Simpson Hull Truck Theatre has certainly pulled out all the stops with Sleeping Beauty. From the party atmosphere in the foyers, the cast members roaming the audience before the start, to the colourful set designed and beautifully lit by Ciaran Bagnall, the audience is left ...

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Weekend Rockstars – Underbelly, Edinburgh

Writer: Luke Barnes Music: James Frewer Director: Paul Smith Reviewer: John Roberts Hull based theatre company Middle Child have been working in conjunction with Hull Truck Theatre Company to start asking questions on how to bring new audiences to the theatre and with Weekend Rockstars they seriously start to answer that question in this rock gig/monologue/video late night hybrid. “Some ...

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A Taste of Honey – Theatre Royal, York

Writer: Shelagh Delaney Director: Mark Babych Reviewer: Janet Jepson A Taste of Honey is the timeless classic story of a young girl’s premature express journey into adulthood - a story made more touching by the knowledge that it was written by Shelagh Delaney in the 1950s when she was only a teenager herself. This rather dark northern drama has enjoyed ...

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A Taste of Honey – CAST, Doncaster

Writer: Shelagh Delaney Director: Mark Babych Produced by: Hull Truck Theatre and Derby Theatre Reviewer: Fiona Hannon A Taste of Honey originally opened more the 50 years ago. This performance in a new theatre, although very firmly of its time, is still fresh and relevant today. That it was Shelagh Delaney’s first attempt at writing for the theatre aged only ...

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