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The Tinderbox – Charing Cross Theatre, London

Mandy Holliday as the Old Witch in The Tinderbox at London's Charing Cross Theatre

Writer: Hans Christian Andersen Adaptor: Mandy Holliday Director: Abbi Pickard Price Choreographer: Lily Hone Above our heads, trains rumble to the southern suburbs. and on the compact Charing Cross stage, beyond the footlights, giant untitled tomes, which double inventively as doors and windows, with more books, pop-up this time, for the tree-tops. Mandy Holliday's take on The Tinderbox is some ...

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The Snow Queen – Civic Theatre, Rotherham

Writer: from the story by Hans Christian Andersen Music: Simon Paterson Artistic Director and Choreographer: Christopher Moore Reviewer: Janet Jepson Every little girl and just about every little boy in the landis familiar with the concept that true love can melt even the most deeply frozen heart, thanks to the great Mr Disney. His smash-hit movie Frozen was inspired by ...

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Thumbelina’s Great Big Adventure – The Junction, Cambridge

Writer: Hans Christian Andersen devisers: Valentina Ceschi, Thomas Eccleshare, Rew Lowe, Tom Penn Director: Valentina Ceschi and Thomas Eccleshare Reviewer: Flip Miller The tale of Thumbelina is a tried and tested one and the Dancing Brick company certainly bring it to life and add their own quirky twist on the Hans Christian Andersen classic. The story is of a diminutive ...

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The Little Mermaid – Riverside Studios, London

Writers: David Shopland and Callum Hughes Director: David Shopland Reviewer: Stephen Bates [rating:3.5] Titles can be misleading, so it needs to be stated that this is not a stage adaptation of the Disney cartoon nor is it a Christmas pantomime version of the famous fairy tale. It is in fact a thoughtful study of the links between the story of ...

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The Snow Queen – St Mary’s Centre, Chester

Writer: Hans Christian Andersen Adaptor/Director: Russ Tunney Composer: Matt Baker Reviewer: Paul Bannister [Rating:3] “There is a greater bond than blood…………that is love” So doesThe Snow Queenleave you loving it, or leave your blood pressure so high you want to leave? Theatre in the Quarter presentThe Snow Queen this Christmas, a tale adapted from Hans Christian Andersen’s original and brings ...

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The Snow Queen – Cumbernauld Theatre, Cumbernauld

Writer: Hans Christian Andersen Dramaturg: Roderick Stewart Director: Ed Robson Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys The wish for any festive show is that you leave the theatre feeling thoroughly entertained, filled to the brim with Christmas spirit and if you're really lucky, a little bit heart-warmed; Cumbernauld Theatre's glorious production of Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen delivers all of this and ...

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The Tin Soldier – The Civic, Barnsley

Writer: Hans Christian Andersen Adaptor: Peut-Etre Theatre Music: Lemez and Fridel Director: Daphna Attias Reviewer: Ray Taylor [rating:3.5] For those of you who are familiar with the title of this tale but have forgotten the actual storyline here it is: it tells of a brave tin soldier who stands to attention with the rest of his toy regiment despite having ...

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NEWS: Royal Exchange, Manchester: Theatre Studio season autumn/winter 2012

Following a fantastic start to 2012, with plays by Sarah Kane, Philip Ridley and Dennis Kelly, theRoyal Exchange Studio had set itself a tough challenge to keep audiences excited for the rest of theyear. They have certainly outdone themselves, with a varied selection of comedy, drama, music andchildren’s shows. The centrepiece of the new season is Black Roses: The Killing ...

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