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The Princess And The Pea – Crucible Lyceum Studio, Sheffield

Writer: Mike Kenny Artistic Director: Wendy Harris Music: Oliver Birch Reviewer: Jim Gillespie   “The simple things you see are all complicated”, sang The Who, and Leeds-based company tutti frutti would probably endorse this. Their Christmas offering at the Crucible Studio takes Hans Christian Anderson’s well-loved fairy tale of The Princess and the Pea, and tweaks it into a commentary ...

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NEWS: The Railway Children pulls into Kings Cross

Following an Oliver Award winning run at Waterloo Station, Mike Kenny’s stage adaptation of E. Nesbit’s novelThe Railway Children returns to London on16 December 2014, this time to the King’s Cross Theatre, where a purpose built 1,000-seat theatre, complete with a railway track and platforms, and with a state of the art heating system, will be specially created. The site, ...

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The Odyssey – Derby Theatre

Writer: Mike Kenny Music: Ivan Stott Director: Sarah Brigham Reviewer: Rosanna Sloan Homer’s Odyssey is one of the great adventures in literature and Sarah Brigham’s theatrical interpretation does not disappoint. In a new version by Mike Kenny, The Odyssey charts the epic voyage of one man’s 20 year journey to return to his home of Ithica and his faithful wife ...

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The Boy Who Cried Wolf – Crucible Lyceum Studio, Sheffield

Writer: Mike Kenny Music: Director: Wendy Harris Movement Director: T C Howard Musical Director: Dominic Sales Reviewer: Jim Gillespie This is a story built on wool and all things woolly, from the sheep who bleat on the hillsides, to the clicking knitting needles of the townsfolk, to the elusive trophy for the best winter jumper. Crocheted bunting bedecks the knitted ...

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Edmund The Learned Pig – The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Music &Lyrics: Martyn Jacques Writer: Mike Kenny Director: Gordon Dougall Reviewer: Stephen M Hornby [Rating: 3.5] Edmund The Learned Pig is a macabre, funny and thoroughly enjoyable trip into the imagined world of Barry Bonaparte’s Travelling Circus, complete with ‘sensational sideshows’ and a ‘marvellous menagerie’. On arrival in the studio bar, a bearded lady plays the accordion to welcome the ...

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Blood and Chocolate – York Theatre Royal

Director: Alan Lane Playwright: Mike Kenny Design: Anna Gooch Reviewer: Rosie Revell [Rating:5] It would be difficult to surpass the masterful Mystery Plays but York has done it again providing an immersive, innovative, fast moving and truly exciting promenade production that remains in the mind long after it has ended. Working in collaboration, three of the region’s most dynamic and ...

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Beauty and the Beast – Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

Writer: Mike Kenny Director: Matt Aston Musical Director and Composer: Julian Butler Designer: Lydia Denno Reviewer: Laura Stimpson [rating:4] This year’s festive offering from Lawrence Batley Theatre is a brand new musical version of Beauty and the Beast, by Olivier award winner Mike Kenny. Kenny’s family adaptations are a huge hit in theatres across the country, and this version of ...

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Rapunzel – York Theatre Royal

Writer: Mike Kenny Music: Chris Mellor Director: Wendy Harris Reviewer: Esther Dyson [Rating:4] Tutti Frutti is a well established theatre company that perform new adaptations to children’s books, they perform over 200 performance a year in venues across the country including primary schools. This week at the York Theatre Royal they bring to the stage an original adaptation of the ...

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