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84 Charing Cross Road – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Writer: James Roose-Evans from the book by Helene Hanff Director: Richard Beecham Reviewer: Selwyn Knight In 1949, Helene Hanff was a young unperformed playwright in New York with a zest for self-improvement. She never went to college but loved the classics and more obscure literary titles. She chanced upon an advert for Marks and Co., an antiquarian bookseller in Charing Cross Road, and ...

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The Owl and the Pussycat – The Civic, Barnsley

Writer: Harriet Hardie and Ben Miles Music: Rebecca Applin Director: Harriet Hardie Designer: Sophia Lovell-Smith Reviewer: Laura Stimpson The Owl and the Pussycat is the latest offering from Full House Theatre, a children’s theatre company whose vision is for every child to hold treasured memories of theatre. This performance was produced in partnership with Luton Culture presents. Inspired by the ...

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Much Ado About Nothing – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Pia Furtado Composer: Rebecca Applin Reviewer: Michael Gray No hint of the romance or sunshine of Messina here. We're in the spartan canteen of a British regiment – motto Perfer et Obdura. There's a telly in the corner, a servery, tables for mess and for ping-pong. A chorus of Homeward Bound and Don Pedro marches his ...

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The Wind In The Willows – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

The cast of Wind In The Willows at Mercury Theatre

Writer: Kenneth Grahame Book: Willis Hall Music and Lyrics: Rebecca Applin Director: Matthew Cullum Reviewer: Glen Pearce Twenty-six years ago, The National Theatre used all its stage technology to stage a visually thrilling stage adaptation of The Wind In The Willows. This summer, Colchester’s Mercury Theatre pulls off an equally stunning production, albeit on a fraction of the National’s budget. ...

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The Snow Dog – Pleasance Two, Edinburgh

Writer: Sarah Nelson Composer: Rebecca Applin Reviewer: John Roberts A children's show that is designed to look at death and loss could in the wrong hands lead to a disastrous and patronising hour however in the extremely capable hands of Bedford's Full House Theatre company, The Snow Dog becomes a touching, humorous and at times tear-jerking show that has plenty ...

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CD REVIEW: Sex and the Village

Music: Rebecca Applin Book &Lyrics: Rebecca Applin &Susannah Pearse Producer: Pitch Perfect Reviewer: Ruth Jepson [rating:4] ‘Sex and the Village’ – Sex and the City for those of us who enjoy seeing a tree every now and again! Actually, as main character Chloe says,’ it’s less sex and more village’ in this cute little musical about following your dreams verses ...

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Rapunzel And The Rascal Prince – Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Writer: Daniel O’Brien Music and Lyrics: Rebbeca Applin Director: Abigail Anderson Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating: 2.5] In the country’s only surviving working Georgian playhouse, panto is always something of traditional affair. No reality TV stars here, instead a good ‘old-fashioned’ family outing. This year, though, the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds seems to rattle that traditional tag slightly. First the ...

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