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Avenue Q – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Music and Lyrics: Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx Director: Cressida Carre Reviewer: Dominic Corr We’re back on Avenue Q, running for fifteen years the street is still offering up an evening of filth, wickedness and yet holds a mirror up to its audience more than ever. Just when you thought bright colours and puppets were for kids, Avenue Q proves ...

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Anywhere – Barbican, London

Performers and Directors: Elise Vigneron, Hélène Barreau Reviewer:  Richard Maguire The capital’s longest running theatre festival, the London International Mime Festival, continues with the small but perfectly packaged Anywhere by French company, Le Théâtre de L’Entrouvert; theatre of the half-open. Figuring Oedipus as an ice puppet, Anywhere is simultaneously exquisite and underwhelming. Performed by Elise Vigneron and Hélèle Barreau, this is the ...

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The Clementine Show: Christmas Special – The Crazy Coqs, London

Creator: Mark Mander   Reviewer:  Richard Maguire The Crazy Coqs at Brassiere Zédel in Piccadilly Circus must be the classiest joint in town with its impressive Art Deco interiors. Equally as impressive is the eclectic programming at the Crazy Coqs with singers, comedians, and even restaurant critics gracing the small stage in December. But one of the strangest acts appearing must be ...

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War Horse – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: Nick Stafford, adapted from the novel by Michael Morpurgo Directors: Marianne Elliot and Tom Morris Reviewer: Kelyn Luther This tenth-year anniversary tour coincides with the centenary year of the end of WWI, so it’s a poignant time see War Horse back in Plymouth again. One of the National Theatre’s most successful productions, the play begins when farmer’s son Albert ...

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Red Riding Hood and the Wolf – Home, Manchester

Writer: Jon Barton Director: Jimmy Grimes Reviewer: Matthew Forrest It seems all the rage these days to take a popular and cherished story or fable and turn it on its head. It proved so popular with The Wizard of Oz and Wicked. It was inevitable that other stories would get this daring and ambitious makeover. However, it’s a brave person ...

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The Dream Factory- The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Matthew Forrest House of Stray Cats is a theatre production company based in London which specialises in puppetry and physical theatre. They aim to create an immersive and interactive experience for children of all ages to enjoy. They bring their latest offering The Dream Factory to The Lowry’s studio theatre. Telling the story of a young girl named Sophie ...

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Avenue Q – CAST, Doncaster

Director/Choreographer: Cressida Carre Musical Director: Daniel Griffin Reviewer: Sara Jackson &Phil Collingwood Sell A Door Theatre bring the hilarious hit comedy Avenue Q to Doncaster’s CAST and after years on Broadway, the West End and numerous awards, there is a great expectation placed on this production. It does not disappoint. From the outset the audience is laughing, bouncing to the ...

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Muse of Fire – Shakespeare’s Globe, London

Director: Harper Ray Reviewer: Elizabeth Vile Fizzing with enthusiasm, this site specific production takes the audience on an interactive and imaginative journey around this unique building. A selection of intimate and detailed scenes are loosely linked together by the strange disappearance of the builders who have been working deep under the newly constructed Sam Wannamaker Theatre. The audience’s task is ...

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