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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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Alice – Theatre in the Quarter at St Mary’s Centre, Chester

Writer: Lewis Carroll Adaptor: Stephanie Dale Composer: Matt Baker Director: Peter Leslie Wild Reviewer: John Roberts Theatre in the Quarter (the only full time professional theatre company in Chester) have arguably produced their strongest Christmas production with their adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass stories. On the outside Alice all seems rather familiar – the characters and the ...

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The Chester Mystery Plays – Chester Cathedral

Writer: Stephanie Dale Composer: Matt Baker Director: Peter Leslie Wild Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:3] With the participation of over 300 people from all around Chester and its local communities and five years in the making, the 2013 presentation of The Chester Mystery Plays is no small feat and has seen the cycle finally move from the Cathedral Gardens into the ...

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Moonfleet – The Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol

Writer: J. Meade Falkner Adaptor: Stephanie Dale Music: Tim Laycock Director: Kim Durham Reviewer: Michelle Grady [rating:4] First published in 1898, this classic smuggling tale by English novelist J. Meade Falkner has remained a popular yarn, no doubt thanks to its gripping plot twists and the moral message it has at its core, which is played out through the trials ...

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The Witches’ Promise – Birmingham Rep @ Weoley Castle Ruins

Writer: Stephanie Dale Music: and Lyrics: Tim Laycock and Mary Keith Director: Peter Cann Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:3.5] By coincidence, just before I left to go to Weoley Castle my ipod randomly played the Jethro Tull track,‘The Witches’ Promise’, which I took to be a good omen. The oppressively grey skies couldn’t be taken in the same spirit, however, and ...

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