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Alice in Wonderland – Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Writer: Lewis Carroll Adaptor: Mike Kenny Director: Rachel O’Riordan Reviewer: Barbara Michaels A refreshing new take on the original – and that in itself is no small achievement – Mike Kenny’s adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland gives more than a nod to contemporary issues such as identity. Opening scenes in Alice’s home and schoolroom segue seamlessly into more ...

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How My Light Is Spent – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Silhouette of man wearing earmuffs

Writer: Alan Harris Director: Liz Stevenson Reviewer: Jo Beggs Once a week Jimmy spends nine minutes on a premium-rate phone line to Kitty. As the minutes and his hard-earned cash tick away at £1.20 a minute, Kitty makes him just a bit feel less lonely. Alan Harris’s clever, poignant play reads like an epic poem, its urgent dialogue and scene-setting ...

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Anything Can Happen! – Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Composer:George Stiles Lyricist:Anthony Drewe Director:Simon Greiff Choreographer: Grace Warner Reviewer: Barbara Michaels   A brand-new musical from the Olivier-award winning team of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, Anything Can Happen! is well suited to a springtime premiere. Appropriately, this is an all-youth production by the postgraduate students of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama – alma mater of ...

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Folk | Tuplet | Walking Mad – Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Elena Thomas and David Pallant in Folk

Artistic Director: Caroline Finn Reviewer: Barbara Michaels   A world premiere choreographed by the company’s young and talented recently appointed Artistic Director, Caroline Finn, kick-starts – if you will excuse the pun – the National Dance Company Wales’ spring tour. Folk is a series of dance variations exploring life and people in scenes that are sometimes familiar and sometimes not; ...

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Sleeping Beauties – Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Writer: Robert Alan Evans Director: Roisin McBrinn Reviewer: Barbara Michaels A modern retake on a classic fairy tale, Sleeping Beauties is this year’s Christmas offering by Sherman Theatre. Rachel Canning’s imaginative sets, at times darkly brooding, at others glittering and sparkling, create the magic that is the essential ingredient at this time of a year for what is propounded to ...

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