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Where Is Peter Rabbit? – Theatre Royal, Haymarket

Devised by Roger Glossop, based on the tales of Beatrix Potter Music: Steven Edis Lyrics: Alan Ayckbourn Director: Sheila Carter Reviewer: David Guest More than 100 years since Beatrix Potter first told the tale of Peter Rabbit in book form the enchanting stories still have mass appeal with toys, ballet, animation and more keeping the characters alive. Now, an extraordinary ...

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Aladdin – Hackney Empire, London

Writer/Director: Susie McKenna Reviewer: Richard Maguire There ain’t nothing like a dame, and, frankly, there’s one no quite like Clive Rowe, who lights up Christmas once again, this time as Widow Twanky. Under the direction of Susie McKenna the Hackney Empire pantomime is now in its 20thyear and is as much of a feature as Christmas as mince pies and ...

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I Capture the Castle – Octagon Theatre, Bolton

Book & Lyrics: Teresa Howard Music: Steven Edis Director: Brigid Larmour Reviewer: May Mellstrom 'I write this sitting in the kitchen sink'. Readers of Dodie Smith's 1948 novel I Capture the Castle will all recognise this famous opening line, which is kept intact by Teresa Howard and Steven Edis to launch their new musical adaptation of the classic coming-of-age tale. ...

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The Silver Sword – Nuffield Theatre, Southampton

Writer: Susie McKenna (adapted from the novel byIan Serraillier) Composer: Steven Edis Director: Susie McKenna Reviewer: David Jobson   It is fantastic to see theatre open both adult and children’s eyes to issues and historical events that still resonate today. Here we have a musical adaptation of Ian Serraillier’s 1956 children’s book, The Silver Sword, set during and after the ...

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The Silver Sword – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer: Susie McKenna (adapted from the novel byIan Serraillier) Composer: Steven Edis Director: Susie McKenna Reviewer: Paul Couch “We can’t have migrants wandering all over Europe!” No, not an extract from UKIP’s latest manifesto, but a proclamation from an over-zealous and xenophobic Burgermeister in Sell A Door Theatre/Belgrade Theatre’s excellent adaptation of Ian Serraillier’s 1956 novel, The Silver Sword. The ...

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Mother Goose – Hackney Empire, London

Writer &Director: Susie McKenna Music: Steven Edis Reviewer: Tom Finch     The first thing to say about the Hackney Empire’s deliriously enchanting panto offering, Mother Goose, has to be to note that the cast is made up entirely of accomplished actors and dancers - as opposed to the vast majority which frequently throw in a star name, regardless of ...

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NEWS: Relative Values transfers from Bath to West End

Following a sold out run at the Theatre Royal Bath, Sir Trevor Nunn’s acclaimed production of Noel Coward’s RELATIVE VALUES transfers to London’s Harold Pinter Theatre for a limited season, from Wednesday 19th March to Saturday 21st June 2014, with press night on Monday 14th April. The cast features Patricia Hodge as Felicity, Caroline Quentin as Moxie and making his ...

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High Society – Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Book: Arthur Kopit, based on the play “The Philadelphia Story” by Philip Barry Music and Lyrics: Cole Porter Director: Anna Linstrum Reviewer: Sue Dixon [rating:4] High Society began as a stage play in 1939 under the title of The Philadelphia Story, was turned into a film and then into the Cole Porter musical 16 years later, when it was retitled ...

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