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Miss Nightingale – Hippodrome Casino Theatre, London

Writer/director: Matthew Bugg Reviewer: David Guest Saucy songs chock-full of innuendo threaten to drag a charming and interesting new-ish musical down to a smutty gutter where Kenneth Williams lurks with a nudge, a wink and a bawdy “Oooooh, matron!” This is an enormous shame because, at its simple and innocent heart, Miss Nightingale is a fresh and engaging British musical. It ...

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Jack and the Beanstalk – Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

The cast of Jack and the Beanstalk at the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Writer: Chris Hannon Director: Karen Simpson Musical Director: Victoria Calver Reviewer: Flip Miller   It’s the beginning of the December so 'technically' that must mean it is nearly Christmas and there can be only one antidote to the miserable weather outside and that is a visit to The Theatre Royal and this year’s pantomime – Jack and the Beanstalk. The ...

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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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The Hundred and One Dalmatians – New Vic Theatre, Newcastle under Lyme

Writer: Dodi Smith Adaptor: Theresa Heskins Music/Lyrics: James Atherton Director: Theresa Heskins Reviewer: Matthew Jackson [Rating:4] The New Vic are seeing spots this year with their production of TheHundred and One Dalmatians, renowned for their Christmas productions they certainly haven’t missed a trick this year with this rare staging of Dodie Smith’s classic. TheHundred and OneDalmatianshas many elements to shake ...

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My Favourite Madman – Tristan Bates Theatre, London

Writer: Elchin Afandiyev Director: Matthew Gould Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty [rating:3.5] At some point, about a third of the way through My Favourite Madman, it's best to just forget about trying to gain cerebral enjoyment from this play and instead relax into the nonsensical characters and great performances on stage. Afterwards though, there will be plenty to reflect on if you ...

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