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Alpha Beta – Finborough Theatre, London

Writer: Ted Whitehead Director: Purni Morell Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty Attention to detail in close quarters is an undeniably good trait to have. Magicians who rely on sleight of hand tricks, artists who make a feature of their brush strokes; good attention to detail is essential, you know? Same too for theatre in a small, brightly lit space. The visual details ...

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The Velveteen Rabbit – Unicorn Theatre, London

Writer: Margery Williams Director: Purni Morell Reviewer: Sarah Setter Margery William’s heart-warming story The Velveteen Rabbit has been brought to life in a charming production directed by Purni Morell at the Unicorn Theatre in London for children aged 4 and above. As the show begins the audience is introduced to the three male actors who will tell the story. The ...

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Monkey Bars – Liverpool Playhouse

Writer: Chris Goode Director: Chris Goode Reviewer: May Mellstrom [Rating:4] “What is up with our generation?” asks a character in Chris Goode’s innovative play Monkey Bars. You may ordinarily expect the question to come from a disaffected adult but Monkey Bars is no ordinary play. Instead the query is that of a schoolboy and this is just one of many ...

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Monkey Bars – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Chris Goode (dialogues originated by Karl James) Director: Chris Goode Reviewer: Stephen M Hornby [Rating: 4.5] The opening image of Monkey Bars is of a man sat on a luminous white box singing to a plate of green jelly. Not long after another man walks on stage dressed in his underpants wearing a balaclava and blows up a red ...

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Monkey Bars – Drum Theatre, Plymouth

Writer &Director: Chris Goode Reviewer: Marina Spark [rating:4] The Drum Theatre at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth is currently home to Monkey Bars, a one act, verbatim piece of theatre using the words and thoughts of over seventy children aged between seven and ten. As a space, the Drum Theatre lends itself well to Monkey Bars, as we are often exposed ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Monkey Bars – Traverse Theatre

Writer/Director: Chris Goode Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:3] “Out of the mouths of babes (oft times come gems)” and that couldn’t be any closer to the truth in the latest production from Chris Goode at the Traverse Theatre. Goode’s latest production uses dialogue from conversations between children and Karl James and uses them verbatim to create an interesting and touching 75 ...

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