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Wendy and Peter Pan– The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

Writer: JM Barrie, adapted by Ella Hickson Director: Jonathan Munby Reviewer: James Garrington Wendy and Peter Pan is the latest of the RSCs Christmas shows aimed primarily at families; Matilda in 2010 was highly acclaimed and is still in production in both London and New York, but The Mouse and His Child and The Heart of Robin Hood in 2012 ...

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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – The Royal Exchange, Manchester

Music &Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Book: Hugh Wheeler Director: James Brining Reviewer: Seb Farrell [rating:5] The multi award winning seminal Sondheim piece about a murderous barber seeking vengeance and his cunning cohort pie shop owner Mrs Lovett has been both wowing and turning the stomachs of audiences since its Broadway debut in 1979 and now it’s settling in for a month ...

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Crime and Punishment – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Crime and Punishment – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow Director: Dominic Hill Writer: Chris Hannan Reviewer: Amy Taylor [rating:4] Poverty, pride and sanity form the basis of Dominic Hill’s Crime and Punishment, a new adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s acclaimed novel of the same name. A co-production between the Citizens Theatre, the Royal Lyceum Theatre and the Liverpool Playhouse, this piece resurrects Dostoyevsky’s ...

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Beautiful Thing – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Jonathan Harvey Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Katie Lee [rating:4.5] ‘A leopard never changes his spots and a slapper never changes her knickers,’ is just one of the nuggets of wisdom in this lovely urban fairytale. Beautiful Thing first opened in 1993 at the Bush Theatre in London, ahead of its time with an articulate portrayal of a young gay ...

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Beautiful Thing – Liverpool Playhouse

Writer: Jonathan Harvey Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:5] Jonathan Harvey’s coming of age tale has wrongly been labeled in the past as a “Gay Play” but Nikolai Foster’s touchingly honest revival, which is now on a short UK Tour following a sell out season in London, really affirms this touching and often funny drama as the “Urban Fairytale” ...

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The Match Box – Tricyle, London

Writer: Frank McGuinness Director: Lia Williams Reviewer: Lou Flaxman [rating:4] After a hugely successful run at The Liverpool Everyman, Frank McGuinness’ one-woman show about loss and revenge has transferred to The Tricycle. In a barely furnished and shabby room, with the front door open to the desolate land that surrounds the building, Sal spends her days talking to the sheep ...

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CHILDS EYE VIEW: James and the Giant Peach – Floral Pavilion, New Brighton

Writer: Roald Dahl Adaptor: David Wood Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Phoebe Patrick age 11 [Rating:4] Roald Dahl has always been one of my favourite writers; however I have never read James and the Giant Peach, sodidn'treally know what to expect from this production. The production is very lively and uses a group of Actor/Musicians to play all the parts in ...

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James and the Giant Peach – Darlington Civic Theatre

Writer: David Wood Adapted from the book by Roald Dahl Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Mark Clegg [rating:4.5] Over two decades after his death, Roald Dahl still proves to be the go-to author for engaging an audience whether it is in a cinema, theatre or curled up in bed with a book. His fables still resonate and fascinate. Just ask Tim ...

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