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Billy, The Monster and Me! – 24:7 Theatre Festival, Manchester

Writer: Catherine Manford and Sarah Molyneux Music: Barney Cooper and Catherine Manford Director: Alex Tole [Rating:4] As the only family-friendly offering at this years 24:7 theatre festival Billy, The Monster and Me! is a completely different experience on the fringe. The show follows the life of Billy, who dreams of adventures and is trying to finish building his castle, while ...

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We’re Going On A Bear Hunt – Lyric Theatre, London

Adaptor: Sally Cookson, from the book by Michael Rosen Music and Lyrics: Benji Bower Director: Sally Cookson Reviewer: Christopher Owen [rating:4] We’re Going On A Bear Hunt is one of the most loved children’s books in the country, and in this stage adaptation is sure to be one of the family hits of the summer. Full of original music, colourful ...

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BLOG: When is the right time to introduce children to theatre?

Do you remember your first trip to the theatre? I do. It was to see a play called The Red Balloon when I was around 7 years old and, if I’m honest, said red balloon is about the only bit of the show I remember. Though the important point, though, is that I do remember it. Not just forthe play ...

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Funnybones – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer Ruth Lovett [Rating:3] Based on the popular children's book of the same name, this puppet show makes its way to the Lowry studio ready to delight young &old with dancing, music and a couple of days in the life of three skeletons. Big, Little and Dog live in a dark dark town, down a dark dark lane in a ...

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Sid’s Show – The Old Market, Hove

Producer: Sid Sloane Reviewer: Jenni Dixon [Rating: 4]   With an audience full of anticipated little people and their parents, the stage is filled with colourful props and chunky set pieces. It is bright and vibrant and inculcates a sense of fun even before Sid steps out. There is no big build up, Sid walks on stage and instantly gets ...

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The Good Neighbour – Battersea Arts Centre, London

Reviewer: Deborah Klayman [rating: 5] Within the walls of Battersea Arts Centre are a multitude of stories just waiting to be discovered. There are laughing ladies, jars of memories, and gifts to be given to new acquaintances. These are all a part of the centre’s The Good Neighbour experience, which has been thoughtfully created and masterfully designed to be wholly ...

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Rapunzel – The Lowry, Salford

Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre Reviewer: Ruth Lovett [Rating:3] This classic fairy tale is brought to life with the wonderful puppetry skills of Steve Smart. Narrated by the frog, we are invited in to Dame Gothel’s garden to learn how Rapunzel came to be locked in the tower waiting to be rescued. With her trade mark long blonde hair we soon learn ...

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There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly – The Lowry, Salford

Creator: Steven Lee Reviewer: Ruth Lovett [Rating:3.5] The People’s Theatre Company return with a great new interactive show for adults and children alike based on the old favourite nursery rhyme; There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly. With the help of a Russian scientist trying to piece together bits of the tale from an old ancient parchment he ...

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