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Noughts & Crosses – Theatre Royal, York

Writer: Malorie Blackman Adapted by: Sabrina Mahfouz Director: Esther Richardson Designer: Simon Kenny Reviewer: Ron Simpson York-based Pilot Theatre now co-produce with four major theatres, including York Theatre Royal, and the current tour of Pilot’s vibrant production of Noughts & Crosses will have played a week or more at no fewer than ten theatres between February and May. Sabrina Mahfouz’s ...

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Peter Pan – Sheffield Lyceum

Writer and Director: Paul Hendy Musical Director: Phil Hornsey Choreographer: Sarah Langley Reviewer: Janet Jepson Peter Pan is something of a tradition in Christmas shows at Sheffield Theatres, and has graced the stages of either the Lyceum or the Crucible four times since the beginning of the 1980s. Flying back through the years to 2010, 2000, 1992 and 1982, various ...

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Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense – York Theatre Royal

Writers: The Goodale Brothers  From a story by P.G. Wodehouse Director: Philip Wilson Designer: Colin Falconer Reviewer: Ron Simpson The Goodale Brothers’ adaptation of P.G. Wodehouse’s The Code of the Woosters as Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense opened in the West End five years ago and is already established as an audience favourite. Philip Wilson’s ingenious and endearing production ...

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The Little Mermaid –Northcott Theatre, Exeter

Writer, Lyrics & Director: Poppy Burton-Morgan Music: Matt Devereaux Choreographer: Laura Kriefman Reviewer: Francesca Parker After the success of Metta Theatre’s, The Jungle Book, the hype surrounding their latest work was tangible and the performance eagerly anticipated. The Little Mermaid – Circus Spectacular had finally arrived at a relatively full house at Exeter Northcott as part of their UK tour. ...

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Mother Goose – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Writer/Director: Paul Hendy Musical Director: Nathan Jarvis Choreographer: Sarah Langley Reviewer: Janet Jepson Everybody kind of dreams of adopting the goose that lays golden eggs and the hapless Mother Goose is no exception. When seven feet of adorable picture-book perfect “Eggle” (don’t ask, just blame Marshall on the front row) comes into her life, she imagines that all her hopes ...

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The Government Inspector – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

The Government Inspector, Image by Robert Day Rebekah Hinds (Superintendent), Jean St Clair (Lyapkin-Tyapkin) and Sophie Stone (Postmaster)

Writer: Nikolai Gogol adapted by David Harrower Director: Roxana Silbert Reviewer: Stephen Brennan Birmingham Repertory Theatre, in association with Ramps on the Moon, presents an innovative and accessible adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s The Government Inspector. A skilled ensemble of actors tells the story of a remote Russian town nervously awaiting the arrival of an inspector from St. Petersburg. When a ...

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Antigone – Northern Stage, Newcastle

Writer: Roy Williams Music: Sandy Nuttgens Director: Marcus Romer Reviewer: Gemma Hirst In the 21st century, society exists where technology and young people are forever developing and are beginning to take over the universe. Antigone shows what a headstrong woman can do when she puts her mind to it, as Pilot Theatre’s Marcus Romer brings the classic tale originally written ...

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