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The Canterville Ghost – Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

Writers: Olivia Jacobs and Toby Mitchell  from the novella by Oscar Wilde Director: Olivia Jacobs and Toby Mitchell  Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Sir Simon de Canterville is having a hard time of it. Everyone wrongly believes he bludgeoned his beloved wife to death based on some flimsy evidence involving a bloodstained tablecloth. Even worse, he’s been dead for 300 years and unable ...

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Room on the Broom – Lyric Theatre, London

Writers: based on the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler Director: Olivia Jacobs Reviewer: David Guest A magical broomstick ride through one of the best-loved children’s books around makes a spellbinding return to the Lyric Theatre in Shaftesbury Avenue this Christmas. Tall Stories Theatre Company brings Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s best-selling book Room on the Broom to life wonderfully ...

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The Snow Dragon, The Patrick Centre, Birmingham Hippodrome

Devised by Tall Stories  Director: Toby Mitchell Reviewer: RL Bartholomew It’s New Year’s Eve night and the wolves are about. These rough and tumble guys are out to teach a life lesson to young Billy –  a  spoilt, indulged and mollycoddled little goat – and it’s one lesson he would bleat loudly about, and probably won’t ever forget. Skittish and ...

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The Gruffalo’s Child – Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

Sophie Alice, Duncan Machines and Catriona Mackenzie in The Gruffalo's Child by Tall Stories

Director: Olivia Jacobs Writers: Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler Reviewer: Nicole Evans The Gruffalo’s Child was feeling brave So she tiptoed out of the gruffalo cave The snow fell fast and the wind blew wild Into the wood went The Gruffalo’s Child These are words that many children both know and love and, with the success of previous theatrical developments ...

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Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming – The Lowry, Salford

Original Story: Lemony Snicket Director: Olivia Jacobs Music &Lyrics: Lemez &Fridel Reviewer: Jay Nuttal   This intriguingly titled story and children’s production couldn’t really be any more absurd if it tried. I couldn’t blame you if you have never tried to watch a play about a personified fried potato on the run. As bizarre as it sounds this is the ...

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Room On The Broom – Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London

Writers: Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler Director: Olivia Jacobs Reviewer: Tom Finch   Right from the word go there is an infectious sense of fun from Tall Stories’ hit family showRoom on The Broom.As the audience enter, the cast enlist us to help them in an epic game of hide and seek. It’s a nice touch that keeps the younger ...

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Emily Brown and the Thing – Pleasance Two, Edinburgh

Writer: Cressida Cowell &Neal Layton Adaptor: Tall Stories Music/Lyrics: Jon Fiber &Andy Shaw Director: Olivia Jacobs Reviewer: John Roberts Tall Stories return to the Fringe with the latest of their picture book page to stage adaptations with Cressida Cowell and Neal Layton’s charming tale Emily Brown and the Thing. Emily Brown is a little heavier than yesterday and about the ...

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The Gruffalo Live on Stage – Lyric Theatre, London

Adapted for the stage by Tall Stories from the award-winning picture-book by Julia Donaldson MBE and Axel Scheffler Director: Olivia Jacobs Reviewer: Bernie Byrnes [rating:4] Tall Stories musical adaptation of The Gruffalo has been doing the rounds for over a decade now but shows no signs of aging, tiring or losing its appeal for family audiences,who flocked to London’s West ...

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