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The Railway Children – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Three children sit around a basket

Writer: Dave Simpson, from the book by E Nesbit Director: Paul Jepson Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Edith Nesbit’s 1906 novel The Railway Children saw a step change in her writing of previous novels for children, most notably of the trilogy of books featuring the siblings who first appear in Five Children and It. Compared to the slight but fun magical adventures ...

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The Railway Children – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

four children stare at a boy lying in a railway tunnell

Writer: Edith Nesbit Adaptation: Dave Simpson Director: Paul Jepson Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Edith Nesbit’s 1905 tale is as quintessentially British as strawberries and cream and cucumber sandwiches. The subject of four television series, a feature film, a made for TV movie and a radio dramatisation, The Railway Children lives long in the hearts of the nation. That, and the seemingly ...

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The Railway Children – The Northcott Theatre, Exeter

Adaptation: Dave Simpson Director: Paul Jepson Reviewer: Charlie Hackett Edith Nesbit’s classic children's tale is brought to life in this new and mostly successful, adaptation. Following the disappearance of their father in mysterious circumstances and with their mother not able to provide for the family, Roberta, Peter and Phyllis are forced to leave their comfortable lives in London, heading north ...

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Peter Pan – Exeter Northcott

Writer: J.M Barrie Director: Paul Jepson Reviewer: Ben Miller-Jarvest Neverland. The ticking crocodile. Wendy, John and Michael. Tinkerbell. Captain Hook. Peter Pan. The familiarity of these names and phrases to adults and children, even today, over a hundred years since the play first premièred is testament to the magic of J.M. Barrie's creation. In their first recent solo venture, using ...

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This Is My Body – Northcott Theatre, Exeter

Writer: Martin O’Brien Director: Paul Jepson Reviewer: Lucy Corley   Brave, transformative and almost unbearably perceptive, this one-woman show by Exeter Northcott Theatre is unlike any other piece of theatre. Josephine (Agata Jarosz) is a Romanian girl who has been working as a prostitute in England. Believed to be a victim of human trafficking, she is granted 45 days in ...

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Betrayal: The Northcott Theatre, Exeter

Writer: Harold Pinter Director: Paul Jepson Reviewer: Charlotte Robson   Harold Pinter's iconic play comes to the Northcott Theatre as the debut of the new Artistic and Executive Director, Paul Jepson. The story of Emma, Robert and Jerry – wife, husband, and lover, but not necessarily always in that order. Allegedly based on real events from the life of the ...

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Manchester Sound: The Massacre – Library Theatre Company, Manchester

Writer: Polly Wiseman Director: Paul Jepson Reviewer: Clare Boswell [Rating:4] Manchester Sound: The Massacre is The Library Theatre Company’s third and final foray into Site Specific Theatre. Audience members (congregated in a car park) are greeted by a vast array of young and energetic drug-fuelled ravers eager to pass on information ranging from an imminent rally on their right to ...

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The Incomers – Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter

Director: Paul Jepson Writer: Murray Lachlan Young Reviewer: Joseph Leigh [Rating:3.5] A capacity audience buzzes with anticipation as the house lights go down at Windswept Productions’ latest performance of The Incomers. Even without the presence of actors the auditorium is an impressive sight, with a kitchen/diner/living room framed by trees decorated with picture frames and mirrors. All of this is ...

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