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Jack and The Beanstalk – Theatr Clwyd, Mold

Writer: Christian Patterson Director: Zoe Waterman Reviewers: Clare & Mollie Howdon After having the pleasure of seeing the riotously funny Dick Wittington last year at Theatr Clwyd, this year’s festive offering had a lot to live up to. Luckily, Christian Patterson’s new take on Jack and the Beanstalk doesn’t disappoint. As with previous adaptations, Patterson’s writing is sublime; consistently and effortlessly blending ...

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Dick Whittington- Theatr Clwyd, Mold

Writer: Christian Patterson Director: Zoe Waterman Reviewers: Clare Howdon Theatre Clwyd’s annual ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’ Panto is fast becoming a stalwart feature of many Flintshire family’s calendars and after having had the pleasure of experiencing Dick Whittington on a rainy Saturday evening, it isn’t difficult to see why. Not only is Christian Patterson’s take on this classic tale raucously entertaining, but Zoe Waterman’s ...

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The Rise and Fall of Little Voice – Theatr Clwyd, Mold

Writer: Jim Cartwright Director: Kate Wasserberg Reviewer: Abbie Rippon Cartwrights iconic, Olivier Award-winning musical comedy has brought its audience to a rousing standing ovation at Theatr Clwyd. The Rise and Fall of Little Voice premiered in 1992 and is nostalgic not only for its early 90s setting but for its principle characters fascination with the classic records of Hollywood and ...

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My Country; a work in progress – Liverpool Playhouse

Writer: Verbatim with Carol Ann Duffy Director: Rufus Norris Reviewer: John Roberts Playing for just three nights at the Liverpool Playhouse before Easter weekend, the National Theatre should by all accounts be playing to sold out houses at the Liverpool Playhouse, but this is just not the case with their current UK tour of My Country; a work in progress. ...

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My Country; a work in progress – National Theatre, London

Writer: Carol Ann Duffy Director: Rufus Norris Reviewer: Stephen Bates There was once a joke that began: “An Englishman, a Scotsman, a Welshman and an Irishman entered a bar and…”. To continue would now be deemed politically incorrect, but, in this 80-minute show, partly a state of the nation(s) address, the National Theatre takes licence to exhume all the old ...

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Insignificance – Theatr Clwyd, Mold

Writer: Terry Johnson Director: Kate Wasserberg Reviewer: Emma Boswell “A play with timeless significance” This multi-layered play, written by acclaimed playwright Terry Johnson, comes to Mold’s Theatr Clwyd this month with a bold and starry-skied bang. The play brings together four cultural icons – Monroe, DiMaggio, Einstein and McCarthy to both delight and challenge viewers with themes ranging from the ...

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St. Nicholas – The Other Room, Cardiff

Writer: Conor McPherson Director: Titas Halder Reviewer: Jacqui Onions   Would you believe someone if they told you they had spent some time working for vampires? Would you believe them if everything about said creatures went against all that film and folklore had taught you about vampires? You would if it was Christian Patterson spinning you the yarn – and ...

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Peter Pan – The Regent Theatre, Stoke on Trent

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Writer: J M Barrie Adaptor: Christian Patterson Co-Directed by Jonathan Wilkes &Christian Patterson Reviewer: Carol Lovatt It must be Christmas as the one and only Jonathan Wilkes is back in Stoke to delight theatre goers with this year’s festive production of that all time classic tale by J M Barrie, Peter Pan. Playing Mr Smee/Nanny McSmee, entertainer Jonathan Wilkes is ...

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