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Alcatraz – VAULT Festival, London

Writer: Nathan Lucky Wood Director:  Emily Collins Reviewer:  Richard Maguire The first ten minutes of Alcatrazare terrific. An 11-year-old girl leaves home in search of the most famous prison in the world, and she thinks she’s found it when she spies a secure building just off the city’s canal. She’s seen the film with Clint Eastwood often enough. Meanwhile, in ...

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The Railway Children – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Three children sit around a basket

Writer: Dave Simpson, from the book by E Nesbit Director: Paul Jepson Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Edith Nesbit’s 1906 novel The Railway Children saw a step change in her writing of previous novels for children, most notably of the trilogy of books featuring the siblings who first appear in Five Children and It. Compared to the slight but fun magical adventures ...

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The Railway Children: The Lowry, Salford

four children stare at a boy lying in a railway tunnell

Writer: E Nesbitt Adaptor: Dave Simpson Director: Paul Jepson Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Trains, as you would expect, are a central feature of The Railway Children. It seems appropriate; therefore, that tonight there are technical glitches and the show starts late. When their father disappears under mysterious circumstances Roberta (Millie Turner), Phyllis   (Katherine Carlton) and Peter (Vinay Lad) are reduced to ...

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The Railway Children – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

four children stare at a boy lying in a railway tunnell

Writer: Edith Nesbit Adaptation: Dave Simpson Director: Paul Jepson Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Edith Nesbit’s 1905 tale is as quintessentially British as strawberries and cream and cucumber sandwiches. The subject of four television series, a feature film, a made for TV movie and a radio dramatisation, The Railway Children lives long in the hearts of the nation. That, and the seemingly ...

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The Railway Children – The Northcott Theatre, Exeter

Adaptation: Dave Simpson Director: Paul Jepson Reviewer: Charlie Hackett Edith Nesbit’s classic children's tale is brought to life in this new and mostly successful, adaptation. Following the disappearance of their father in mysterious circumstances and with their mother not able to provide for the family, Roberta, Peter and Phyllis are forced to leave their comfortable lives in London, heading north ...

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Inkheart – HOME, Manchester

Writer: Cornelia Funke Adaptor: Stephen Sharkey &Walter Meierjohann Director: Walter Meierjohann Reviewer: Peter Jacobs   Inkheart is a new theatre show – ideal for Christmas but not a 'Christmas' show – based on the best-selling young adult novel of the same name by Cornelia Funke and adapted for the stage by Stephen Sharkey and Walter Meierjohann. The first family show at Manchester's still-new HOME, ...

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