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101 Dalmatians – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writer: Debbie Isitt from the book by Dodie Smith Director: Tessa Walker Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Although Dodie Smith was already a successful playwright and novelist, it was probably the Disney adaptation of her 1956 children’s novel, The Hundred and One Dalmatians that brought her work to the wider public eye. The story of the evil Cruella de Vil stealing Dalmatian ...

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I Capture the Castle – Octagon Theatre, Bolton

Book & Lyrics: Teresa Howard Music: Steven Edis Director: Brigid Larmour Reviewer: May Mellstrom ‘I write this sitting in the kitchen sink’. Readers of Dodie Smith’s 1948 novel I Capture the Castle will all recognise this famous opening line, which is kept intact by Teresa Howard and Steven Edis to launch their new musical adaptation of the classic coming-of-age tale. ...

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The Hundred and One Dalmatians – Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester

Writer: Dodie Smith Adaptor: Brynony Lavery Director: Dale Rooks Composer: Matthew Scott Reviewer: Rosanna Sloan   The much loved Disney film, The Hundred and One Dalmatians, is brought to life on stage by Chichester Youth Theatre, with over 120 people in the cast. It tells the story of villain Cruella De Vil and her dastardly plot to turn the Dearly’s ...

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