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Mr Popper’s Penguins – Rose Theatre, Kingston

Production Image - show a puppet penguin coming out of a crate

Writer: Richard and Florence Atwater (adapted by Pins and Needles Productions) Director: Emma Earle Composer: Luke Bateman Lyrics: Richy Hughes Reviewer: Ann Bawtree   Based on the popular children’s book which has already been made into a film, this new, musical version of Mr Popper's Penguins is a delight. As always, for a visit to a show designed specifically for ...

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Private Peaceful – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Michael Morpurgo Adaptor and director: Simon Reade Reviewer: Audrey Pointer The 100th anniversary of the start of The Great War has led to a feeding frenzy of creative projects. Here, West Yorkshire Playhouse offers a short work based on Michael “War Horse” Morpurgo’s 2003 book for children, which was Blue Peter Book of the Year. Simon Reade is responsible ...

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Private Peaceful – Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Writer: Michael Morpurgo Adaptor: Simon Reade Director: Simon Reade Reviewer: Claire Hayes An unknown soldier of the First World War finds his voice as Private Thomas Peaceful in this adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s novel, which has been revived by Poonamallee Productions for the centenary of the outbreak of hostilities. Tommo, played by William Troughton, brings us face to face with ...

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