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Mother Goose Cracks One Out – Above The Stag Theatre, London

Writer: Jon Bradfield and Martin Hooper Composer: Jon Bradfield Director:  Andrew Beckett Reviewer:  Richard Maguire Despite the fun and jokes, pantomime is a serious business now. With so many pantos at this time of year, the market is competitive, and so to be successful the production must stand out from the others. This year’s offering from the Above the Stag ...

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Grindr: The Opera – Above the Stag, London

Book, Music and Lyrics: Erik Ransom  Director: Andrew Beckett  Reviewer: Scott Matthewman The most fundamental and accurate observation that Grindr: The Opera makes comes in its first number. The advent of the mobile smartphone, whose GPS technology allows for distance-based searching, transformed the online dating space – particularly for those who, far from looking for Mr Right, were looking for Mr ...

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The Cat in the Hat – Pleasance One, Edinburgh

Writer: Dr Seuss Adaptor: Katie Mitchell Director: Lille Collier Reviewer: John Roberts The Cat in the Hat is arguably Dr Seuss’ best known book, and here in Katie Mitchell’s honourable adaptation which received its world premiere at The National Theatre a few years ago has been revived by Paul Taylor-Mills Ltd to enchant and excite children young and old. On ...

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The Gay Naked Play – Above The Stag, London

Writer: David Bell Director: Andrew Beckett Reviewer: Sonny Waheed First things first, if you’re looking for a play littered with naked flesh and homoerotic lustings, this isn’t it. The Gay Naked Play is, instead, a comedic look at the battle between artistic credibility and commercial success. Set in New York, The Integrity Players, a small theatrical troupe, strive to bring ...

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Jack Off the Beanstalk, Above the Stag Theatre, London

Writers: Jon Bradfield &Martin Hooper Director: Andrew Beckett Reviewer: Sonny Waheed [rating:4] With the festive season now in full swing, it’s not just the kids who can enjoy the tom-foolery that pantomime brings to the stage. Adults can get their share of fun too, especially with this ‘adult only’ take on Jack and the beanstalk. The action takes place in ...

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