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Peter Pan in Scarlet – Oxford Playhouse

Peter Pan hanging in the air

Writer: Geraldine McCaughrean Adaptor/Director: Theresa Heskins Music: James Atherton Reviewer:Katy Roberts As Oxford Playhouse's inaugural production, in collaboration with the New Vic Theatre, and after a refurbishment project spanning a total of three years costing £800,000, Peter Pan in Scarlet is the perfect show to fill this exciting and fresh new space. The show is adapted for the stage by ...

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Peter Pan in Scarlet – New Vic Theatre, Newcastle under Lyme

Peter Pan In Scarlett Poster Image

Writer: Geraldine McCaughrean Adaptor/Director: Theresa Heskins Reviewer: Carol Lovatt Everyone knows the story of Peter Pan, or so it seems. The story of a little boy who can fly and lives in Neverland along with other lost boys and Tinkerbell and her mischievous band of fairies. Peter’s days are spent making Captain Hook’s life as problematic as possible while creating ...

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Kiss Me Quickstep – New Vic Theatre, Newcastle Under Lyme

Production photo of Kiss Me Quick Step

Writer: Amanda Whittington Director: Theresa Heskins Reviewer: Matthew Bagnall “Who knows what really goes on in a marriage?” Blackpool. The home of traditional British holidays and now the British Ballroom Championships. This new play by Amanda Whittington (well known for Be My Baby among others) isn’t about dancing at all. Directed by Theresa Heskins in a co-production with Oldham Coliseum, ...

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Robin Hood & Marian – The New Vic Theatre, Newcastle under Lyme

Robin Hood and Maid Marian

Adaptor and Director: Teresa Heskins Reviewer: Carol Lovatt   It is fair to say that the festive season is clearly upon us when The New Vic Theatre launches its big (and popular) Christmas production, which this year, happens to be the story of Robin Hood and Marian. Linking it in with the fact that the Magna Carta is 800 years ...

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Dracula – New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Writer: Bram Stoker Director and Adaptor: Theresa Heskins Reviewer: Matthew Bagnall “You have the vampire’s blood!” Halloween has come early in Newcastle-under-Lyme. The New Vic Theatre have excelled with their adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic Dracula. Directing her first production since the highly acclaimed run of The Borrowers, Theresa Heskins intelligently combines a multitude of creative ideas from live sound ...

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Hetty Feather – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Jacqueline Wilson Adaptor: Emma Reeves Director: Sally Cookson Reviewer: Edie Ranvier Beloved children’s writer Jacqueline Wilson has written100books, but says that Hetty Feather, the story of a circus star-struck orphan growing up in a Victorian foundling hospital, is her favourite. And now you can see it live, adapted for the stage by Wilson’s long-time friend Emma Reeves. The plot ...

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Knives in Hens – Alma Tavern Theatre, Bristol

Writer: David Harrower Director: Iain MacDonald Reviewer: Shane Morgan [rating: 4] Knowledge is power. What you do with that power makes or breaks you. This is the discovery of the Young Woman in David Harrower's pre-industrial struggle of innocence in an ugly world. Harrower's more successful Blackbird (2005) deals with sex in a contemporary setting. Similar issues of innocence, personal ...

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