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Stitchers – Jermyn Street, London

Writer: Esther Freud Director: Gaby Dellal Reviewer: Maryam Philpott With an overcrowded prison system, notable reoffending rates and high instances of suicide, there is an ongoing debate about the appropriate response to crime -  should we punish or rehabilitate. Lady Anne Tree firmly believed in the latter and spent a lifetime visiting prisoners and, in one extraordinary story, essentially running ...

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Talking Heads – Octagon Theatre, Bolton

Writer: Alan Bennett Director: Ben Occhipinti Reviewer: May Mellstrom Alan Bennett's series Talking Heads showcased the art of the monologue on television to great acclaim; here, three of those mini-masterpieces make the leap from screen to stage in the Octagon's quietly captivating production. The television format has its benefits, camera close-ups provide a window into each characters world that the ...

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Peter Pan in Scarlet – Oxford Playhouse

Peter Pan hanging in the air

Writer: Geraldine McCaughrean Adaptor/Director: Theresa Heskins Music: James Atherton Reviewer:Katy Roberts As Oxford Playhouse's inaugural production, in collaboration with the New Vic Theatre, and after a refurbishment project spanning a total of three years costing £800,000, Peter Pan in Scarlet is the perfect show to fill this exciting and fresh new space. The show is adapted for the stage by ...

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The Wind in the Willows – Polka Theatre, London

Writer: Kenneth Grahame Adaptor: Toby Hulse Director: Jonathan Lloyd Reviewer: Ann Bawtree [rating:4.5] Anyone who makes an adaptation of a classic book, especially a children’s book, runs a tremendous risk of annoying quite a lot of people, especially those of tender years. However, Toby Hulse has risen to the challenge, making an abridged version of the whole which was, after ...

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