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Underneath a Magical Moon – Theatre Royal, York

Writer: Mike Kenny Director: Wendy Harris Designer: Kate Bunce Music: Ivan Stott Reviewer: Louise Jones Mike Kenny’s rewritten Peter Pan tale is in safe hands with Tutti Frutti’s strong sense of adventure and wonder, introducing the boy who never grew up to a new generation. Seeking to modernise the tale, Kenny frames the story within Wendy’s narrative, allowing her to ...

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Snow White – Waterside Arts Centre, Sale

Maggie Fox and Sue Riding in Snow White

Writer: Mike Kenny Director: Matt Ashton Reviewer: Richard Hall Best known for their off the wall, zany, adult humour often at the expense of famous literary characters; Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding, otherwise known as the popular comedy duo Lip Service, give in this show their unique take on the well known and much loved classic fairy story. Written by ...

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16 For 2016: Jenny Sealey

Our series 16 for 2016, talking to Artistic Directors about the highlights and challenges of the last year, and the year ahead continues with Jenny Sealey of Graeae Theatre Company. Sealey joined Graeae as Artistic Director in 1997, she co-directed the London 2012 Paralympic Opening Ceremony alongside Bradley Hemmingsand is recognised as one of the leading voices on accessibility in ...

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Hansel & Gretel – Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Peter Basham as Hansel and Elinor Lawless as Gretel

Writer: Mike Kenny Director: Henry Bell Designer: Lucy Weller Reviewer: Ron Simpson Mike Kenny is an expert at approaching children’s stories from an unusual angle, telling them from an oblique viewpoint, often that of invented characters who play a rôle in the traditional story. In this respect his version of Hansel &Gretel is less original than many of his other ...

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Sleeping Beauty – Hull Truck Theatre

Telling Tales - cast members including Annabel Betts, centre in Sleeping Beauty

Writer: Mike Kenny Director: Mark Babych Composer/MD: James Frewer Set/Lighting Designer: Ciaran Bagnall Reviewer: Ron Simpson Hull Truck Theatre has certainly pulled out all the stops with Sleeping Beauty. From the party atmosphere in the foyers, the cast members roaming the audience before the start, to the colourful set designed and beautifully lit by Ciaran Bagnall, the audience is left ...

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PREVIEW: The LBT Autumn/Winter Launch

Ron Simpson joins the audience on September 7th to meet some of the directors, actors and musicians involved in the Autumn/Winter season at the Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield. A Season Preview at Huddersfield’s Lawrence Batley Theatre is not just a matter of wine and nibbles for arts editors, reviewers and patrons. In recent years, the theatre has presented a full ...

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Three Wise Monkeys – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Mike Kenny Reviewer: Jay Nuttall Hiccup Theatre invites everyone into their “thick carpet of jungle” for an hour of monkeying around as things go slightly bananas in their tale of Three Wise Monkeys. Physical theatre, puppetry and songs entertain the littlest audience members in this story of three monkeys' adventure. Even before the show begins our waist coated, fury ...

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The Railway Children – King’s Cross Theatre, London

Writer: Mike Kenny from E.Nesbit Director: Damian Cruden Reviewer: Cavelle Leigh   The iconic children’s tale The Railway Children is brought to life at the purpose built King’s Cross Theatre. The novel, written at the turn of the 20th Century by Edith Nesbit, sweetly follows the three siblings Bobbie (Serena Manteghi), Peter (Jack Hardwick) and Phyllis (Louise Calf) as their ...

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