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The Energy Show – Science Museum Live, London

Writer: Sam Mason &Martin Lamb Director: Martin Lamb Reviewer: Elizabeth Vile What was the best bit about science lessons at school? If your answer to the above is “I liked the experiments” then this production is for you. At just over 1 hour long this show is a whistle stop, high octane, practical romp through nine different types of energy. ...

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The Just So Stories – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Rudyard Kipling Director: Rafe Beckley Reviewer: Ruth Lovett Kipling’s Just So Stories are a timeless delight and considered sacrosanct by many. The Red Table Company’s presentation of some of the tales certainly lives up to this and does justice to a staple of the literary world. Guided through the creation story by the quartet of Emma Manley, Nicky Diss, ...

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Eliza and the Wild Swans – The Bike Shed, Exeter

Director: Fiona Mikel Reviewer: Marina Spark The Bike Shed Theatre and the Wardrobe Ensemble have joined forces this year to create the family friendly, imaginative, festive adventure that is Eliza and the Wild Swans. Set in a laundrette the tale follows meek, mild Eliza, who diligently helps out with the tasks assigned to her at work. In a whirlwind the ...

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Slava’s Snow Show – Royal Festival Hall, London

Writer &creator: Slava Polunin Director: Victor Kramer Reviewer: Elizabeth Vile [rating:5] Returning to the Royal Festival Hall for a third season Slava’s Snow Show is a beautifully crafted yet disturbing show that catapults the audience into a dream-like experience that assaults the senses. Audience participation is compulsory as is a fun and playful approach to life which makes this production ...

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Comedy Club 4 Kids – The Lowry, Salford

Creator: James Campbell Reviewer: Ruth Gerrard [Rating:3.5] The Comedy Club 4 Kids is a break from the more traditional family shows often on offer at the Lowry. There is no referencing to the National Curriculum, not learning elements, but there are plenty of laughs. The last thing this show is, is twee. It is a proper stand up show for ...

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Gorilla – Polka Theatre, London

Writer: Anthony Browne Adaptor: Rachel Barnett Reviewer: Tom Finch [rating:4] Hannah loves gorillas, but she’s never seen a real one… It is no mean feat to keep a room full of very small children quiet and engaged in something for 45 minutes but Gorilla manages it with an effortless charm. It is the night before Hannah’s birthday and she is ...

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Tony and Mike –The Lowry, Salford

Creators: Tom Frankland &Laura Mugridge Reviewer: Ruth Lovett [Rating:3.5] Meet Joe (Tom Frankland) and Charlotte (Laura Mugridge); they have just moved to the country and now have land, a garden and nature to contend with. Joe wants to be a typical country gent; he has wellies, a straw hat and a padded waistcoat. Poor Charlotte still has to commute to ...

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Here Be Monsters – Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

Writer: Mark Williams Director: Kevin Lewis Reviewer: Jacqui Onions [rating:3.5] Theatr Iolo specialise in children’s and young people’s theatre and in Here Be Monsters they have created a great school holiday adventure that the family can enjoy together. With a strong script from Mark Williams’, the piece is engaging throughout with the humour pitched exactly right so that it is ...

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