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The Worst Witch – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: Emma Reeves based on the novel by Jill Murphy Director: Theresa Heskins Reviewer: Tim Harding Panto season may have ended a few months ago, but The Belgrade Theatre in Coventry was packed with families tonight, many cheering and booing along with the antics on stage. They are here to welcome the arrival in Coventry of the girls and staff from Cackle’s ...

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The Worst Witch – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: Emma Reeves (based on novel by Jill Murphy) Director: Theresa Heskins Composer: Luke Potter Reviewer: Helen Tope  Goofy, clumsy and a spectacular failure, Mildred Hubble is the ultimate thinking girl’s heroine. Since the publication of Jill Murphy’s novel The Worst Witch in 1974, Hubble has entertained generations of children. A newly-inducted member of Miss Cackle’s Academy, Mildred’s dubious grasp of even the most ...

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Hetty Feather – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Aerial Skills on show in Hetty Feather

Writer: Jacqueline Wilson, adapted by Emma Reeves Director: Sally Cookson Reviewer: Selwyn Knight   Victorian England. A desperate young mother is unable to care for her fiery-haired baby daughter. What can she do to give her the best start? Why, enter the Foundling Hospital lottery, of course, where a few will be taken in, clothed, fed, given a name and ...

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Hetty Feather – Theatre Royal, Bath

The cast of Hetty Feather

Writer: Jacqueline Wilson Adaptor: Emma Reeves Composer: Benji Bower Director: Sally Cookson Reviewer: Claire Hayes   It’s not easy touring a family show in chilly January, with pantomime season at an end and the tinsel packed away for another year. But this doesn’t stop families of all ages – and mothers and daughters in particular - from enthusiastically turning out ...

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Hetty Feather – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

The cast of Hetty Feather

Writer: Jacqueline Wilson Adaptor: Emma Reeves Composer: Benji Bower Director: Sally Cookson Reviewer: Marina Spark Renowned author Jacqueline Wilson has been a household name for decades, and rightly so. Her gripping, imaginative tales for the younger readership have inspired generations. Wilson's penchant for spinning a tale about a wilful young heroine has once again demonstrated itself, this time through the ...

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Hetty Feather – Exeter Northcott Theatre, Exeter

The cast of Hetty Feather

Music: Benji Bower Writer: Jacqueline Wilson Adaptor: Emma Reeves Director: Sally Cookson Reviewer: Lucy Corley Exeter Northcott Theatre is buzzing with excitement before we even enter the auditorium for Hetty Feather, on tour from London’s West End. The production’s musicians (Seamus H. Carey and Luke Potter) in top hats and braces play jaunty circus tunes, ambling through the theatre foyer ...

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To Kill A Mockingbird – Milton Keynes Theatre

Writer: Christopher Sergel, based on the novel by Harper Lee Director: Timothy Sheader Reviewer: George Attwell Gerhards Harper Lee’s only novel to date – published in 1960 – has cemented its place in the American literary canon with its beautifully tragic capturing of the Deep South in the 1930s and its unflinching portrait of racism that corrupts small town society. ...

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To Kill a Mockingbird – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Writer: Harper Lee Adaptation: Christopher Sergel Director: Timothy Sheader Music: Phil King Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys On the day it was announced that 55 years on from the U.S. Publication of To Kill A Mockingbird and 60 years since Harper Lee set aside her first manuscript to write her enduring 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning classic of American literature, not only does the ...

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