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Maggot Moon – Unicorn Theatre, London

Writer: Jemma Kennedy Adaptor: Sally Gardner Director: Jesse Jones Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Sally Gardner’s novel for children Maggot Moon was published to great acclaim in 2012, winning both the Costa Children’s Book Award and the Carnegie Medal. Its central hero is Standish, a 15-year-old dyslexic boy whose reading disorder causes him to be bullied by fellow pupils and teachers alike. ...

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Icarus – Unicorn Theatre, London

Writer: Katrin Lange Translator: Purni Morell Director: Cressida Brown Reviewer: Mike Wells We all know of the boy who flew too close to the sun, but this incarnation of Icarus is about much more than just the exuberance of youth. The production follows Icarus’ journey from his family home to the island of Crete, to find his father and bring him ...

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The End of Eddy – Unicorn Theatre, London

Writer: Edouard Louis Adaptor: Pamela Carter Director: Stewart Laing Reviewer: Nina Reece In The End of Eddy, Edouard Louis grows up queer and poor in Hallencourt, France. At times, Eddy Belleguele’s hometown seems so backwards it feels more fifties than nineties, with its homophobia, toxic masculinity and adherence to gender norms. Still, it is the narrative voice of Eddy, continually ...

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Beginners – The Unicorn Theatre, London

Writer & Director: Tim Crouch Reviewer: Hannah Powell Tim Crouch’s Beginners is single handily one of the most well written and emotive pieces of children’s theatre this reviewer has ever had the pleasure to watch. Giant flowers and mountain icicles, an adult dressed as a flying insect hanging from the ceiling, and a dog that quotes Shakespeare in a way ...

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Wild Life FM – Unicorn Theatre, London

Devising Writer: Kim Nobel Devising Director: Pol Heyvaert Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Theatre in your adolescent years can be pretty limited and for most it may amount to one English class outing to whichever Shakespeare text you’re studying. While there’s plenty of theatre for adults and increasing amounts aimed specifically at the under 8’s, teenage theatre is considerably harder to find. ...

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The Summer Book – Unicorn Theatre, London

Writer: Tove Jansson Adaptor: Jemma Kennedy Translator: Thomas Teal Director: Douglas Rintoul Reviewer: Chris Combemale “The more you love someone, the less they love you back” Charmingly truthful, The Unicorn Theatre’s new adaptation of Tove Jansson’s The Summer Book is a slow burner that will leave you with a warm fuzzy feeling, but lacks the direction to be truly touching. ...

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1001 Nights – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

deviser/Director: Douglas Rintoul Reviewer: Glen Pearce The collection of Persian, Arabian and Asian stories that comprise what have become known as 1001 Nights have provided much inspiration for artists for generations. The ultimate example of the power of storytelling seems an obvious theatrical vehicle and one that Transport Theatre explore in this revival of their 2013 production, as it embarks ...

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The Velveteen Rabbit – Unicorn Theatre, London

Writer: Margery Williams Director: Purni Morell Reviewer: Sarah Setter Margery William’s heart-warming story The Velveteen Rabbit has been brought to life in a charming production directed by Purni Morell at the Unicorn Theatre in London for children aged 4 and above. As the show begins the audience is introduced to the three male actors who will tell the story. The ...

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