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Jack and the Beanstalk – Charter Theatre, Preston

Writer/Director: Phil Walker Reviewer: John Roberts Jack and the Beanstalk is only the second in-house production for the Charter Theatre following the success of last year's Sleeping Beauty. The theatre has once again brought comedian Phil Walker back to write, direct and star in this year's pantomime. If it all sounds a little “write the theme tune, sing the theme tune” ...

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The Preston Bill – The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter 

Writer &Performer: Andy Smith  Reviewer: Bethan Highgate-Betts    Spanning eight decades, several wars and countless political movements, The Preston Bill follows a place called Preston and a man called Bill.     Andy Smith takes us on a journey through the life of Bill and the town he calls home. Born before the beginning of the Second World War Bill grows up in Preston as Preston ...

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Raffles: ­The Mystery of the Murdered Thief ­- Charter Theatre, Preston

Writer and Director: John Goodrun Reviewer: May Mellstrom 'Gentleman thief' Arthur J. Raffles was introduced in a collection of short stories by E. W. Hornung in the late Victorian period, not long after the world first became acquainted with the work of Hornung's brother-­in-­law, Arthur Conan Doyle and his fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. Although Raffles has not matched the continued ...

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Lennon: Through A Glass Onion – Charter Theatre, Preston

Lennon: Through A Glass Onion

Writer/ Director: John Waters Reviewer: Marie Smith   Following its Off Broadway New York Success, this celebration of the genius and music of John Lennon comes to Preston. Part concert, part biography and part monologue, Liverpool's Daniel Taylor reveals the essence of the life and sheer talent of one of the world’s most treasured and well-loved icons, John Lennon. This ...

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September in the Rain – Charter Theatre, Preston

Writer: John Godber Director: Andy Pope Reviewer: May Mellstrom Do not be fooled by the title of John Godber's 1983 play September in the Rain - if it brings to mind a cold, miserable autumn season rest assured that this production is in fact a charming summer treat that will cheer and warm the heart of its audiences. Yorkshire couple ...

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Kindly Leave the Stage – Charter Theatre, Preston

Writer: John Chapman Director: Adam Morley Reviewer: May Mellstrom The Baroque Theatre Company has an admirable commitment to touring regional theatres nationwide and are visiting an impressive number of theatres across the UK in their three month tour of Kindly Leave the Stage, a farce by playwright John Chapman that premiered in 1993. Featuring the play-within-a-play format used to great ...

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In Doggerland – The Continental, Preston

Writer: Tom Morton-Smith Director: Hannah Tyrrell-Pinder Reviewer: May Mellstrom [Rating:4] “Home is where the heart is” repeats twenty-one year old Marnie as she stands on a gradually eroding coastline looking out across an expanse of water, where once there stood a village and lived a family that would become inextricably linked with her own. The homecoming in Tom Morton-Smith’s new ...

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