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Aladdin – The Dukes, Lancaster

Writer: Mike Kenny Director: Sarah Punshon Reviewer: May Mellstrom A frequent pantomime favourite, theatres across the country will undoubtedly be re-telling the story of Aladdin this Christmas, however, one imagines few will surpass the originality and imagination of this festive offering from The Dukes.  There are still plenty of playful nods to the audience and opportunities to boo the baddie, ...

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Partners In Crime – Queens Theatre, Hornchurch

Writer: Agatha Christie Adapters: Sarah Punshon &Johann Hari Composer: Alex Silverman Director: John Nicholson Musical Director: Inga Davis-Rutter Choreographer: Nancy Kettle Reviewer: Michael Gray Watch in amazement as civilisation is saved by just eight actors with a few tricks up their sleeves. Sarah Punshon and Johann Hari have based their show on an early Agatha Christie, The Secret Adversary, published ...

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The Secret Adversary – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer: Agatha Christie Adaptor: Sarah Punshon and Johann Hari Director: Sarah Punshon Reviewer: Glen Pearce 2015 marks the 125th anniversary of Agatha Christie’s birth. The writer’s popularity shows no sign of diminishing, and theatrical productions continue to be inspired by her impressive cannon of work. The Mousetrap has just celebrated its 26,000th performance, and now The Watermill Theatre is touring ...

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The Secret Adversary – The Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Director: Sarah Punshon Writer: Agatha Christie Reviewer: Natasha Hegarty In celebration of Agatha Christie’s 125th anniversary, The Secret Adversary is embarking on a UK tour. The story was Christie’s second work, published in 1922 and the first of five stories featuring the adventures of Tuppence and Tommy. Adapted by Johann Hari and Sarah Punshon, this adaptation is a successful mystery, ...

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How To Occupy An Oil Rig – Unity Theatre, Liverpool

Writers: Daniel Bye with Kathryn Beaumont and Jack Bennett Directors: Dick Bonham and Sarah Punshon Reviewer: Jamie Gaskin Occupying an oil rig isn't kids' stuff – so why the plasticine and giant-sized Lego? This jolly 'Playaway' appeal contrasts effectively and sharply with the real pain and trauma experienced by those who feel impelled to change what they see is wrong ...

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Gaslight – New Vic Theatre,Newcastle-under-Lyme

Writer: Patrick Hamilton Director: Sarah Punshon Reviewer : Matthew Jackson [Rating:4.5] The autumn nights are drawing in and this is certainly reflected in the New Vic’s production of Gaslight. Set in Victorian London this play is full of mystery and tension that will leave you on the edge of your seats in suspense and all that’s before the interval. Gaslight ...

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