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W-hat About? – Platform, Glasgow

Dramaturg: Brigid McCarthy Choreographer: Giulia Montalbano Composer: Ross Whyte Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys An ageing Scottish hat maker is preparing for a visit from his teenaged Italian granddaughters who he hasn't seen since they were toddlers, in Fuora Dance Project's beautifully crafted dance drama, W-hat About? An international, intergenerational tale of misunderstanding, memory and remembrance, it moves from awkward introductions, communication ...

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Science Museum Live: The Energy Show – Harrogate Theatre

Director: Martin Lamb So, shall we blow some things up? Predictably with an audience of mainly 7-12 year olds, the response was “YES!” This was The Energy Show, a mix of comedy and science produced by Science Museum Live and touring around the country calling at over 30 venues – one of which was Harrogate Theatre. This 2014 tour builds ...

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Postman Pat Live: It’s Showtime! – Rotherham Civic Theatre

Reviewer: Andrew White Postman Pat has moved on a lot since he first hit British screens on BBC1 in 1981. Back then he was just an ordinary postman delivering letters around the rural village of Greendale. Now he’s moved on to being the Head of the Special Delivery Service (SDS) complete with a set of new vehicles and an enlarged ...

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Charlie and Lola’s Best Bestest Play – Cast, Doncaster

Adapted by Jonathan Lloyd Director: Roman Stefanski Reviewer: Andrew White If you’ve got children under the age of around 10, you’ll be more than familiar with Charlie and his little sister Lola - who is small and very funny. Created by writer and illustrator Lauren Child in 2000, they first starred in a series of picture books before hitting the ...

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The Sagas of Noggin the Nog – The Lowry, Salford

Director: John Wright Reviewer: Robin Winters [Rating:5] In the land of the North, where the black rocks stand guard against the cold sea, in the dark night that is very long, the men of the Northlands sit around their great log fire and they tell a tale... The notes of the music drift across the stage from an old foot ...

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The Tempest – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Julian Chenery and Matt Gimblett (based on play by William Shakespeare) Director: Julian Chenery Musical Director: Mike Webborn Reviewer: Hannah Hiett [rating: 4]   S4K’s panto-Disney-musical version of The Tempest brought the house down. Primary school-age children filled the Lowry’s Lyric theatre and through the first half of the two-hour performance you could have heard a pin drop they ...

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