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Redefining Juliet: Storme Toolis – Barbican, London

Artistic Director: Storme Toolis Director: Robin Norton Hale Reviewer: Maryam Philpott While Shakespeare’s plays can run to thousands of lines with a timeless understanding of the interior human world, the appearance of his characters is less defined. Yet think of any part and almost certainly an expectation of their age, physical shape and size comes to mind, especially for the ...

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Jungle Book – Northcott, Exeter

Original writer: Rudyard Kipling Adaptor and Director: Poppy Burton-Morgan Choreographer: Kendra J. Horsburgh Reviewer: Lucy Corley   At last: a show for young teenagers that doesn’t talk down to them. Metta Theatre’s Jungle Book has appeal for all ages, but its refreshing mix of hip-hop, circus, rap and street dance seems sure to be a hit with the 9-14 age ...

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Buttons: Another Cinderella Story – Rosemary Branch Theatre, London

Writers: John Savournin and David Eaton Director/Choreographer: John Savournin Reviewer: Michael Gray [rating:4.5] This is the 7th boutique Panto Charles Court Opera have brought to the Rosemary Branch, and they couldn't have wished for a more enthusiastic audience of “boys and girls”. Crammed into the intimacy of the upper room, they cheered, booed, heckled, sang along and generally gave as ...

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L’Elisir D’Amore – OperaUpClose at King’s Head, London

Composer: Donizetti Director: Valentina Ceschi Reviewer: Emily Pearce [rating:3.5] OperaUpClose is a relatively new venture that has garnered quite a reputation in London and the UK for producing modern and intimate adaptations of famous operas, always in informal, lively settings. L'Elisir D'Amore is the first production of their 2013 season, adapting Donizetti's light yet sumptuous score into English, as well ...

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