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Teletubbies Live – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Reviewer: Laura Stimpson Since 1997 the Teletubbies have been delighting pre-schoolers on television screens across the world, so it’s quite unbelievable that it’s taken 20 years to produce their first live show.  Dubbed as ‘my first theatre show’ the theatre was indeed packed with children visiting the theatre for the very first time, from babes in arms to pre-schoolers. The ...

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A Tiger’s Tale – The Lowry, Salford

Music: James Atherton Writer: Mike Kenny Director: Gilly Baskeyfield Reviewer: Sam Lowe The "Punch and Judy" style opening sees the actors peer their heads above the curtains onstage. That signals that we're off to the circus. Well, not just yet. The story begins with Pa, he has a job as a window cleaner (but he's terrible at it) so it's ...

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Fantastic Mr Fox – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Greg Barnett as Fantastic Mr Fox

Adaptor: Sam Holcroft from the book by Roald Dahl Director: Maria Aberg Reviewer: Dominic Corr 'As cunning as a fox', that's what they say, isn't it? Fantastic Mr. Fox is the latest of Dahl's classics to move from page to screen and onto the stage. Though, is our titular fox truly as cunning as the phrase would lay claim? Our opening ...

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Babe, The Sheep-Pig – Exeter Northcott Theatre

Writer: David Wood Director: Michael Fentiman Reviewer: Charlie Hackett Dick King-Smith’s classic tale of "the little pig with big dreams" springs to life in this colourful and hugely charming stage adaptation. When he arrives at Hogget’s farm, Babe the pig is motherless and unsure of his new surroundings. However, he is soon adopted by Fly, the motherly sheepdog, who needs ...

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Dick Tracy – Northcott, Exeter

Dick Tracy - Le Navet Bete

Director: John Nicholson  Designer: Phil Eddolls  Reviewer: Bethan Highgate-Betts It's taken 10 years for Exeter-based company Le Navet Bete to get into the Northcott Theatre and, now that they are associate artists, it doesn’t look like they'll be leaving anytime soon. Their Northcott debut sees the resurrection of – for the very last time, their much-loved take on Dick Tracy. Known for ...

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The Ballad Of Robin Hood – Southwark Playhouse, London

The Cast of The Ballad of Robin Hood at Southwark Playhouse

Writer: Greg Freeman Director &Composer: Annabelle Brown Reviewer: Tom Finch Tacit Theatre's latest production based on the stories of Robin Hood has just opened at the Southwark Playhouse which has been cleverly transformed into The Tabard Inn, the same Inn from which Chaucer's pilgrims set off for Canterbury. This is a neat idea which allows the ensemble cast freedom to ...

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Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain Part 3 – Garrick Theatre, London

Writers: Terry Deary and Neal Foster Director: Neal Foster Reviewer: Tom Finch   There’s no way anyone could accuse Horrible Histories of being dull. This high-energy hour long show, made up of a series of sketches that look at life in Britain from the stone age right up to the 20th century. The two performers, who on press day were ...

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Duck in the Truck – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Jez Alborough Adaptor/Director: Bill Davies Reviewer: Jay Nuttall Jez Alborough's popular picture book is reimagined for the stage in this tale of a duck's dilemma by Blunderbus Theatre Company. Aimed at children aged 3-7 and their families, the theatre is full little ones and parents alike who are very familiar with the book and excited to see it brought ...

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