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Venus and Adonis – Swan Theatre, Stratford upon Avon

A puppet Venus tempts a puppet Adonis with puppeteers faintly visible behind

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Gregory Doran Reviewer:  John Kennedy You are the apotheosis of male perfection – Adonis (the clue’s in the name). The Goddess of Love, Venus (ditto) is desperate to get you in the sack and at your sacs in a leafy glade down among the blue-veined violets – best not to dwell on that image. But, Lydian ...

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Sleeping Beauty in the Wood – Little Angel Theatre, London

Director and Designer: Joy Haynes Reviewer: Harry Stern The Little Angel knows what it’s doing. Since its inception in 1961 it has introduced thousands of North London children to live theatre. The space, an old Temperance Hall, is charming, the staff are charming and the audience arrives, predisposed to being charmed by the stories they are to be told. It ...

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