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The Dream Factory- The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Matthew Forrest House of Stray Cats is a theatre production company based in London which specialises in puppetry and physical theatre. They aim to create an immersive and interactive experience for children of all ages to enjoy. They bring their latest offering The Dream Factory to The Lowry’s studio theatre. Telling the story of a young girl named Sophie ...

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Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story, Richmond Theatre, London

Glen Joseph as buddy holly

Writer: Alan Janes Director: Matt Salisbury Reviewer: Ann Bawtree Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story is the musical biography of a key figure in 20th Century popular music. Buddy Holly’s career, tragically short as it was, took the musical world from the cataclysmic arrivals of Bill Haley and Elvis Presley to the universal acceptance of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. ...

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The Energy Show – Science Museum Live, London

Writer: Sam Mason &Martin Lamb Director: Martin Lamb Reviewer: Elizabeth Vile What was the best bit about science lessons at school? If your answer to the above is “I liked the experiments” then this production is for you. At just over 1 hour long this show is a whistle stop, high octane, practical romp through nine different types of energy. ...

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Aladdin – Bristol Hippodrome

Writer: Eric Potts Director: David Siebert Reviewer: Shane Morgan [rating:5] You can’t move at the moment for hearing about austerity measures. There are cuts left right and centre in every walk of life. This year’s traditional family pantomime at the Hippodrome seems to be on the receiving end of those cuts casting wise. The last couple of years have seen ...

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Peter Pan – Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Writer: Robert Evans Director: Roisin McBrinn Reviewer: Becca Evans [rating:4] For a winter treat to get you in the Christmas spirit head to Sherman Theatre for a magical trip you will never forget. This different trip to Neverland is not quite what you would expect from a performance of Peter Pan. Opposed to starting out with playful youngsters in their ...

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Starlight Express – The Mayflower, Southampton

Author: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Richard Stilgoe Director and Choreographer: Arlene Phillips Reviewer: Ann Bawtree [rating: 3]   Starlight Express is quite an ‘old war horse’ of a show, now in its twenty-eighth year, having had several revisions. It is no surprise that the story is a simple one of a talent contest between members of a group of antagonistic, ...

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