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Alice – Theatre in the Quarter at St Mary’s Centre, Chester

Writer: Lewis Carroll Adaptor: Stephanie Dale Composer: Matt Baker Director: Peter Leslie Wild Reviewer: John Roberts Theatre in the Quarter (the only full time professional theatre company in Chester) have arguably produced their strongest Christmas production with their adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass stories. On the outside Alice all seems rather familiar – the characters and the ...

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Honour – Media City, Salford

Composer: Andrew Smith Writer:Helen Newall Director: Matt Baker Choreographer: Sharon Watson Reviewer: Mel Duncan   'The dying soldier shifts his head, to watch the glory that returns.' These lines, by Welsh poet Siegfried Sassoon, form the fundamental wish of artistic director Craig Morrison when sculpting this piece. Not to glorify the war, but attempt to offer up some form of ...

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The Snow Queen – St Mary’s Centre, Chester

Writer: Hans Christian Andersen Adaptor/Director: Russ Tunney Composer: Matt Baker Reviewer: Paul Bannister [Rating:3] “There is a greater bond than blood…………that is love” So doesThe Snow Queenleave you loving it, or leave your blood pressure so high you want to leave? Theatre in the Quarter presentThe Snow Queen this Christmas, a tale adapted from Hans Christian Andersen’s original and brings ...

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A Christmas Carol – The Town Hall, Chester

Writer: Charles Dickens Music: Matt Baker Adapter/Director: Russ Tunney Reviewer: Katherine Kirwin [Rating:4] Dickins' classic Christmas tale of Victorian redemption of a miser has found its perfect venue in the Victorian stone surroundings of Chester Town Hall. This inventive telling of a well-known tale began from the moment you climbed the steps into the entrance hall greeted by Victoriana carollers ...

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