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A Nightmare on Lime Street – The Royal Court, Liverpool

Writer: Fred Lawless Director: Ken Alexander Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:4] It may not have got off to the ideal start The Royal Court was hoping for…a press night and indeed first week of the production with your headlining star (David Guest*) out of action thanks to a bout of gastroenteritis. However The Royal Court found a last minute stand-in thanks ...

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Cinderella – The Oldham Coliseum

Book: Jonathan Ennis Music: Dave Bintley Words and Lyrics: Fine Time Fontayne Director: Kevin Shaw Reviewer: Cathy Crabb [Rating: 5] The reason why the Coliseum pantomime is so popular year after year is simply because- as panto can be expensive for families- the audience is never short changed. And the team pulls it out of the bag once more with ...

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Arabian Nights – The Watermill, Newbury

Adaptor: Toby Hulse Director: Robin Belfield Reviewer: Tom Finch [Rating:4.5]   “The story” we are told “has started and cannot be stopped before it gets to the end” and a good thing too as every moment of this production was a joy to watch. The premise is simple; a bitter King whose heart is frozen locks up his new bride ...

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Peter Pan – The Octagon, Bolton

Writer: Elizabeth Newman and Incubate Project Director: Elizabeth Newman Reviewer: Sally Cinnamon [Rating: 3.5] Director and Head Writer Elizabeth Newman and the team from the Octagon’s Incubate project have adapted J. M. Barrie’s most famous of plays, Peter Pan for the theatre’s Christmas festivities. Set in the 1950’s rather than the 1900’s that’s where the reworking seems to end. Peter’s ...

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PREVIEW: Latitude Festival 2012

There’s always the feeling that something unexpected is always waiting just around the corner at theLatitude Festival. Where else would top name music acts share the line up with literature, comedy,art and theatre?As preparations build for this year’s seventh edition of Latitude, for Tania Harrison, Latitude’s artsand theatre programmer, that element of surprise is something even she is experiencing this ...

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