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Stick Man – The Spiegeltent: St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

Director: Sally Cookson Music: Benji Bower Reviewer: Lesley J. Russell Three actors take to the stage to sing, tell, mime and act out Julia Donaldson’s well-loved story of Stick Man. With colorful costume and props they bring the beloved story alive. Taking on the physicality of a stick!, Nick Howden takes us through the adventure and dangers Stick Man faces ...

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Private Peaceful – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Michael Morpurgo Adaptor and director: Simon Reade Reviewer: Audrey Pointer The 100th anniversary of the start of The Great War has led to a feeding frenzy of creative projects. Here, West Yorkshire Playhouse offers a short work based on Michael “War Horse” Morpurgo’s 2003 book for children, which was Blue Peter Book of the Year. Simon Reade is responsible ...

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Private Peaceful – Theatre Royal, Winchester

Director and adaptation: Simon Reade Original Book: Michael Morpurgo Reviewer: Rosanna Sloan Writing a performance for children about the atrocities and complexities of the First World War is a difficult task. Many may think that the subject matter is something to shy away from the delicate ears of children, but acknowledge that to neglect educating the next generation about our ...

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