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A Thousand Years of Christmas – Square Chapel, Halifax

Reviewer: Rosie Revell A Thousand Years of Christmas is a deceptively simple but extremely captivating celebration of all things Christmas through the ages; from medieval mysticism to the joys of Christmas shopping to hangovers, nativity plays, Scrooge and traditional Christmas carols this show offers all things festive through song, verse and prose. The show also showcases a new Christmas poem; ...

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Circus Bear- Square Chapel Centre for the Arts, Halifax

Reviewer: Rosie Revell [Rating:5] It is truly amazing what just two hands, a bright light and a video camera can create. Finger and Thumb Theatre has got the festive season off to a magical start. Their simple yet highly effective brand of shadow puppetry is fantastically engaging. Circus Bear is a charming, magical, joy to watch. It is spring; the ...

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Royal Flush – Square Chapel Centre for the Arts, Halifax

Writer/Director: Nick Lane Reviewer: Rosie Revell [Rating:4.5] Opening in 1882 we join Thomas Crapper on the eve of the first “royal flush” after being given a warrant to provide flushing toilets for Queen Victoria at Sandringham. Crapper writes a letter recounting his life and career to a lost love. After the interval the action moves to 2012 where Joe, a ...

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The Brothers Grimm – Square Chapel, Halifax

Reviewer: Rosie Revell [Rating: 4.5] Once Upon a Time … the brothers Grimm; Jake (Mark Roberts) and Will (Phil Coggins) travelled the country collecting all the words they could find so they could write down their meaning in a book. Taking shelter from a storm they realise they have something more valuable in the tales they can make from these ...

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Vin Garbutt – Square Chapel, Halifax

Reviewer: Sue Collier [Rating: 4.5] Vin Garbutt has been touring the country since the 1960’s and one last watched a very memorable performance by him in the mid 1970’s at a tiny folk club in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. He wasn’t ‘shy’ then (a Garbutt in joke) and his talent; skill and insight were welcomingly anticipated by both this reviewer and ...

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The Man Who Was Hamlet – Square Chapel, Halifax

Writer: George Dillon Director: Denise Evans Reviewer: Rosie Revell [Rating:4] What if Shakespeare didn’t actually write the plays and sonnets he is famous for? What if they were actually written by Edward De Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford? This intriguing premise has a devoted following and has obsessed historians for years. It is from this premise that actor/writer George Dillon ...

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CHILD’S EYE VIEW: The Secret Garden – Square Chapel, Halifax

Adaptor: John Dwyer Director: James Beale Musical Director: Katherine Wilde Composer: Roddy B Reviewer: Emily Mallaghan (aged 5) [rating: 4] The Secret Garden is about a girl called Mary who has to go and live with her Uncle in England. At first she hates it and is really spoilt but then she starts to makes friends with a girl, who ...

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The Budapest Cafe Orchestra – Square Chapel, Halifax

Reviewer: Matt Stimpson [Rating:4.5] The Budapest Cafe Orchestra are fine purveyors of traditional Balkan, Russian, Romanian, Eastern European and Jewish music. As the Orchestra stride onto the atmospheric stage of Square Chapel, complete with dimly lit lamps, fedora hats and sharp suits, we are drawn into the Eastern European world. We quickly find out our mystical ensemble are actually from ...

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