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Stig of the Dump – Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre, Chester

Writer: Clive King Adaptor: Jessica Swale Director: Derek Bond Reviewers: Emma Boswell and Penny Dutton (age 9) The team behind last year’s highly acclaimed The Wind in the Willows are back working their magic in Chester’s Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre this summer. Their latest offering is an inventive and unique adaptation of Clive King’s legendary 1963 novel, Stig of ...

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CHILD’S EYE VIEW: The Play That Goes Wrong – Duchess Theatre, London

Writer: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields Director: Mark Bell Reviewer: Phoebe Patrick (age 13) Let’s get the facts out of the way, The Play That Goes Wrong just isn’t funny… It’s hilarious and made my uncle and myself cry with laughter! The Play That Goes Wrong is about The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society and their madcap efforts to put ...

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A Christmas Carol – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Cast of A Christmas Carol

Writer: Charles Dickens Adaptation:Neil Bartlett Director: Dominic Hill Reviewer: Callum Sergeant Callum, at 11 is the youngest member of The Public Reviews Scotland Team, a technical wiz he is also a talented photographer, here is his child’s eye view of the Citizens Theatre’s 2014 festive offering,A Christmas Carol. Ebenezer Scrooge is a notoriously bitter old man determined not to let ...

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CHILDS EYE VIEW: James and the Giant Peach – Floral Pavilion, New Brighton

Writer: Roald Dahl Adaptor: David Wood Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Phoebe Patrick age 11 [Rating:4] Roald Dahl has always been one of my favourite writers; however I have never read James and the Giant Peach, sodidn’treally know what to expect from this production. The production is very lively and uses a group of Actor/Musicians to play all the parts in ...

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CHILD’S EYE VIEW: Cinderella – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Writers: Michael Harrison and Alan McHugh Musical Director: Steve Price Choreographer: Stillie Dee Director: Ed Curtis Reviewer: Humayraa Sheikh (Age 12) [Rating:4.5] “Hi-ya-kids!” – I love going to the pantomime at the Bradford Alhambra. As you go in the doors, snow starts falling, Santa Claus welcomes you to the show, you are greeted by the sound of children singing Christmas ...

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CHILD’S EYE VIEW: Sleeping Beauty – Civic Theatre, Darlington

Writer: Jon Conway Director: Sam Kane Reviewer: Cameron Sykes [rating:5] I went to Darlington Civic to see Sleeping Beauty. It is really very, very funny and I enjoyed it very much. I liked Muddles (Andy Kane), he was silly and told daft jokes that made me laugh. I liked his juggling and his dog that wet the audience. It was ...

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