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The Next Thing – Exeter Phoenix

Artistic Director: Lucy Hirst Reviewer: Georgie Bird Inspired by Yuval Noah Harari’s best-selling book Homo Deus A Brief History of Tomorrow, The Next Thing covers a wide range of issues young people face in a thought-provoking and engaging manner. The Young Pretenders are a talented group of young actors ranging from ages 11 to 17, filling the stage dressed in a ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Adam Sunderland, director of The Jungle Book

The Public Reviews’ Rich Jevons chats to director Adam Sunderland about his work with young people and the new production of The Jungle Book at the Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield. What was it like doing the Heinz tomato soup commercial as a child? It was a bit like with these we’re working with at the moment in Kirklees on The ...

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Latitude: The Kids Are Alright

Regardless of its famous cross-generational appeal, by its very nature the age demographic of Latitude Festival is bound to favour the young and participants over the past few years have been getting younger. Paul Couch spoke to Elli Chapman, Artistic Director of CultureWorks East at Latitude’s press launch. In collaboration with Norwich-based youth arts company Culture Works East, and the ...

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Socially Awkward – Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast

Music and Lyrics: Sean Donnelly Writer: Fintan Daly Director: Sean Donnelly Reviewer: Caitriona M. Reilly Socially Awkward is a new short musical production. Twins Mario and Sarah have just started a new school. Sarah is bossy and confident, while Mario is shy, finding it difficult settling into the new school, and making friends. The sixth form school formal is coming ...

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BLOG – Resting Actress: I’m reviewing the situation….

After my tweet yesterday about whether reviewers will respond positively to Loserville, I felt the need to share my humble opinion with my lovely Twespian friends. Imagining the likes of Michael Billington, Lyn Gardener or Mark Shenton settling down to a musical aimed predominantly at teeny bopping rock-musical loving students leaves me bemused and wondering if the people we all ...

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