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How to Hide a Lion – New Wimbledon Theatre, London

Writer: Helen Stephens Adaptor: Peter GlanvilleComposer: Barb Jungr Director: Peter Glanville Reviewer: David Guest A magical children’s book roars into life as a spellbinding stage show thanks to the considerable joint talents of a Pigtails Productions creative team. How to Hide a Lion is based on the illustrated Helen Stephens book, which is warm and wonderful in itself. In the ...

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I am Beast – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Writer: Louisa Ashton Director: Shelley Knowles-Dixon Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Ellie is a typical teenager. Her bedroom is a mess and she has a secret fantasy world she escapes to when real life gets too hard. There, she is Blaze, a superhero with her crime-fighting partner Silver righting wrongs wrought by Dr Oblivion. But here and now she is coping with ...

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The Frog and the Princess – The Lowry, Salford

Director: Rene Baker Reviewer: Clare Boswell The Frog and the Princess is an adaptation of the Brothers Grimm traditional tale by veteran puppeteer Rene Baker and Norwich Puppet Theatre. The story itself packs quite a moralistic punch dealing with themes ranging from rejection, friendship, prejudice and discrimination. Ultimately it conveys an extremely important message to young children about acceptance of ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: The Lonely One – Underbelly

Based on: An excerpt of Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury Adaptor: Rachel Warr Director: Rachel Warr Reviewer: Deborah Klayman [rating:3.5] Based on an extract from Ray Bradbury’s Dandelion Wine, The Lonely One is a suspenseful tale staged using shadow-puppetry, sound effects, and a strong cast. With a set comprising four miniature houses which double as screens for the puppetry, a ...

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