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Bears in Space – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Writer: Eoghan Quinn Director: Dan Colley Reviewer: Ciara Murphy Telling the story of two cosmonaut bears who have been travelling through space for many centuries, Bears in Space entertains its audience with its childish humour and easy-going delivery. On a quest to find a ‘story-teller’ who can lead them to the cure for a deadly space disease, the two bears ...

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Jeff Dunham: Disorderly Conduct – Echo Arena, Liverpool

Reviewer: John Roberts Few ventriloquist's have met with the same international fame that has shrouded American Jeff Dunham - perhaps this is due in large to his embracing of social media, particularly You Tube, and that is perhaps also, why other ventriloquists such as Nina Conti and Paul Zerdin (who are brilliant at their craft) are a long way off ...

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The Frog and the Princess – The Lowry, Salford

Director: Rene Baker Reviewer: Clare Boswell The Frog and the Princess is an adaptation of the Brothers Grimm traditional tale by veteran puppeteer Rene Baker and Norwich Puppet Theatre. The story itself packs quite a moralistic punch dealing with themes ranging from rejection, friendship, prejudice and discrimination. Ultimately it conveys an extremely important message to young children about acceptance of ...

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Dog’s Don’t Do Ballet – Little Angel Theatre, London

Writer: Anna Kemp Adaptor: David Duffy &Andrea Sadler Reviewer: Vicki Taylor [Rating:4] Dogs Don’t Do Ballet is the delightful story of little Anna and her pirouetting dog, Biff, brought to life through puppetry. Even though the pair loves to dance, Biff is never allowed to join in with Anna’s ballet classes because, as we are reminded throughout, ‘dogs don’t do ...

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Tony and Mike –The Lowry, Salford

Creators: Tom Frankland &Laura Mugridge Reviewer: Ruth Lovett [Rating:3.5] Meet Joe (Tom Frankland) and Charlotte (Laura Mugridge); they have just moved to the country and now have land, a garden and nature to contend with. Joe wants to be a typical country gent; he has wellies, a straw hat and a padded waistcoat. Poor Charlotte still has to commute to ...

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The Mermaid of Zennor – New Wimbledon Studio, London

Writer: Alice Sillett Director: Madelaine Ryan Reviewer: Edie R [rating:3] The tiny oyster that is the New Wimbledon Studio has produced its latest pearl: a two-day run of Moon on A Stick Productions' new show "The Mermaid of Zennor". This particular pearl is flawed, but pretty. Written by cast member Alice Sillett, the play uses a combination of theatre, song ...

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Rapunzel – The Lowry, Salford

Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre Reviewer: Ruth Lovett [Rating:3] This classic fairy tale is brought to life with the wonderful puppetry skills of Steve Smart. Narrated by the frog, we are invited in to Dame Gothel’s garden to learn how Rapunzel came to be locked in the tower waiting to be rescued. With her trade mark long blonde hair we soon learn ...

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