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Beautiful Thing – Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Writer: Jonathan Harvey Director: Mike Tweddle  Music: Thomas Johnson Designer: Anisha Fields Lighting: Chris Swain Reviewer: Leah Tozer Once I believed that when love came to me, it would come with rockets, bells, and poetry – but with me and you, it just started quietly, and grew… and it’s getting better. Beautiful Thing at the Tobacco Factory Theatres begins with a beautiful chorus of Mama Cass’s It’s ...

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NOF*CKSGIVEN –  King’s Head Theatre, London

Writer: Daisy King Director: Laura Wooff Reviewer: Richard Maguire NOF*CKSGIVENis the last play to be performed in the King’s Head Theatre’s season of plays written by women, Who Runs the World? Daisy King’s story of a woman caught in a cycle of drink and drugs is both funny and affecting, but ultimately is underwritten. The Who Runs the World?season is ...

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Hetty Feather – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Aerial Skills on show in Hetty Feather

Writer: Jacqueline Wilson, adapted by Emma Reeves Director: Sally Cookson Reviewer: Selwyn Knight   Victorian England. A desperate young mother is unable to care for her fiery-haired baby daughter. What can she do to give her the best start? Why, enter the Foundling Hospital lottery, of course, where a few will be taken in, clothed, fed, given a name and ...

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Hetty Feather – Theatre Royal, Bath

The cast of Hetty Feather

Writer: Jacqueline Wilson Adaptor: Emma Reeves Composer: Benji Bower Director: Sally Cookson Reviewer: Claire Hayes   It’s not easy touring a family show in chilly January, with pantomime season at an end and the tinsel packed away for another year. But this doesn’t stop families of all ages – and mothers and daughters in particular - from enthusiastically turning out ...

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Hetty Feather – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

The cast of Hetty Feather

Writer: Jacqueline Wilson Adaptor: Emma Reeves Composer: Benji Bower Director: Sally Cookson Reviewer: Marina Spark Renowned author Jacqueline Wilson has been a household name for decades, and rightly so. Her gripping, imaginative tales for the younger readership have inspired generations. Wilson's penchant for spinning a tale about a wilful young heroine has once again demonstrated itself, this time through the ...

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Hetty Feather – Exeter Northcott Theatre, Exeter

The cast of Hetty Feather

Music: Benji Bower Writer: Jacqueline Wilson Adaptor: Emma Reeves Director: Sally Cookson Reviewer: Lucy Corley Exeter Northcott Theatre is buzzing with excitement before we even enter the auditorium for Hetty Feather, on tour from London’s West End. The production’s musicians (Seamus H. Carey and Luke Potter) in top hats and braces play jaunty circus tunes, ambling through the theatre foyer ...

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The Life & Times of Fanny Hill – Bristol Old Vic, Bristol

Writer: John Cleland Adaptor: April de Angelis Director: Michael Oakley Reviewer: Claire Hayes You might think you know what to expect from The Life &Times of Fanny Hill, Lamplighter Theatre’s new adaptation of John Cleland’s notorious tale of a prostitute’s misadventures. The book is essentially an 18th century romp with a full variety of sexual escapades complete with bawdy jokes. ...

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Hetty Feather – Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: Emma Reeves based on the novel by Jacqueline Wilson Director: Sally Cookson Music: Benji Bower Reviewer: Ruth Jepson If you have been a ten year old girl at some point between the early nineties and the present day, you’ve no doubt read a Jacqueline Wilson novel. Specialising in harder hitting scenarios including (but not limited to) adoption, mental illness, ...

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