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Stitchers – Jermyn Street, London

Writer: Esther Freud Director: Gaby Dellal Reviewer: Maryam Philpott With an overcrowded prison system, notable reoffending rates and high instances of suicide, there is an ongoing debate about the appropriate response to crime –  should we punish or rehabilitate. Lady Anne Tree firmly believed in the latter and spent a lifetime visiting prisoners and, in one extraordinary story, essentially running ...

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Jungle Book – Northcott, Exeter

Original writer: Rudyard Kipling Adaptor and Director: Poppy Burton-Morgan Choreographer: Kendra J. Horsburgh Reviewer: Lucy Corley   At last: a show for young teenagers that doesn’t talk down to them. Metta Theatre’s Jungle Book has appeal for all ages, but its refreshing mix of hip-hop, circus, rap and street dance seems sure to be a hit with the 9-14 age ...

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The King of Tiny Things – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Jeanne Willis and Gwen Millward Adapted and Directed by Poppy Burton-Morgan Reviewer: Clare Howdon   Metta Theatre’s The King of Tiny Things is currently touring the UK until November and is an adaptation of the award-winning story by authors Jeanne Willis and Gwen Millward. It tells the tale of two sisters and their night-time encounter with a mysterious winged ...

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The Two Worlds Of Charlie F. – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Writer: Owen Sheers Director: Stephen Rayne Reviewer: Glen Pearce As we remember the 70th anniversary of D-Day and the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War, our minds are again focused on the horrors of human conflict. Of course, such horrors aren’t confined to history. Our Armed Forces continue to serve in various hotspots across the globe, ...

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Gravity & Levity: Rites of War – The Lowry, Salford

Direction &Choreography: Darshan Singh Bhuller Aerial Dance: Lindsey Butcher Advisor: David Loyn Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Gravity &Levity is a company founded in 2003 by dancer and aerialist Lindsey Butcher to combine the two forms to create new multi-disciplinary theatrical and sited works. Rites of War, in collaboration with choreographer Darshan Singh Bhuller and BBC Afghanistan Correspondent David Loyn, marks the ...

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