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The Quiet House – Park Theatre,London

Writer: Gareth Farr Director: Tessa Walker Reviewer:Stephen Bates Who would ever want kids? As infants, they fill the house with noise and then they grow to become uncontrollable delinquents. Gareth Farr begins his play, first seen at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, with these propositions and then tells us how the couple around which it centres want nothing more in the world ...

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The Quiet House – The DOOR, Birmingham REP

Michelle Bonnard as Jess in The Quiet House

Writer: Gareth Farr Director: Tessa Walker Reviewer: Mattie Bagnall The Quiet House is not so quiet after all. This bold, dramatic piece of new writing by Gareth Farr is brought to life in a compelling and gripping way by director Tessa Walker. Upon entering The DOOR the audience is greeted by a stylish, contemporary studio flat; but fear not, you ...

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Beauty and The Beast – Theatre Royal Stratford East, London

Writer: Paul Sirett Director: Dawn Reid Reviewer: T. L. Wiswell   Panto is a constantly evolving art form, so it's not surprising that, while old favourites like Dick Whitttington and Aladdin are still getting plenty of stage time, theatres are also breaking in new stories - in this case, Beauty and the Beast, which Theatre Royal Stratford East takes on ...

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Puss in Boots – Hackney Empire, London

Writer: Susie McKenna Director: Susie McKenna Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:3.5] Though its position at other times of the year may seem a little precarious, Susie McKenna has built up the Hackney Empire into one of the must-see venues for pantomime in London, drawing in families from far and wide to their revitalised yet still classic take on all the old ...

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Carnival of the Animals – Riverside Studios, London

Composer: Gavin Greenaway Lyrics: Roger Hyams Book: Andrew Marshall Director: Thom Southerland Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:4] Little is it known that Paris actually has 21 districts. And that in the 21e arrondisement, humans and animals live side by side. And that in that corner of Paris, they put on a show every day – the Carnival of the Animals. But ...

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CD REVIEW: Chris Passey – Self Taught, Still Learning

Music: Chris Passey Lyrics: Amy Carroll and Chris Passey Reviewer: Jonathan Baz [rating:4] It is a delight to return to Chris Passey’s debut CD, Self Taught, Still Learning nearly 18 months after its release, to pen this review. The album is mostly a delightful collection of songs, some of which continue to thrill even after repeated playings. Lauren Samuels, the ...

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