Review: Wrongsemble’s Hansel and Gretel

Saturday 14th December 2019 at Leeds Library. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Wrongsemble continue their winning streak of Children’s theatre shows with Hansel and Gretel. Much like The Princess and the Sprout and Billy Shakes before it, this new show from writer and director Elvi Piper is cleverly constructed with an eye for fun and and delicate moral messaging,... Continue Reading →

Review: Wise Children’s Malory Towers (Touring)

Tuesday 10th September 2019 at York Theatre Royal. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Wise Children bring a wholesome tale with a few thrilling rough edges to the stage in this musicalised production of Enid Blyton’s Malory Towers. As far as children’s stories go, Malory Towers has it all; sparky youngsters, peripheral grown-ups, minor conflicts with potentially perilous consequences and... Continue Reading →

Review: Matilda the Musical (Tour)

Saturday 22nd September 2018 at Manchester Palace Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Roald Dahl’s Matilda is an undisputed modern classic and this stage musical from the RSC is truly worthy of Dahl’s original magic. It’s a whole lot of fun with a thin veiling of darkness and melancholy as befits any of Roald Dahl’s tales - but particularly... Continue Reading →

Review: The Secret Garden at York Theatre Royal

Wednesday 1st August 2018 at York Theatre Royal. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic children’s novel gets an affectionate adaptation from Jessica Swale in this production from Theatre by the Lake. As far as adaptations of classics and of children’s fiction go, this is beautifully done, paying tribute to the original with a few tweaks to... Continue Reading →

Review: Holes at Nottingham Playhouse

Wednesday 4th April 2018 at Nottingham Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Louis Sachar’s modern teen fiction classic has lain dormant in many a heart and mind since becoming a staple of secondary school curriculums. This production from Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company directed by Adam Penford reminds us why this story remains a steadfast presence in memory. When poor... Continue Reading →

Review: George’s Marvellous Medicine at West Yorkshire Playhouse

Tuesday 13th March 2018 at West Yorkshire Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ With the touring production of George’s Marvellous Medicine, it’s a case of good old fashioned family fun - with plenty of modernised moments. Curve Leicester and Rose Productions present David Wood's adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved story with simplicity and accessibility. The adaptation offers up one... Continue Reading →

Review: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at West Yorkshire Playhouse

Wednesday 6th December 2017 at West Yorkshire Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ As Professor Kirke tells our child protagonists; the mind should be like a parachute in order to function: open. This spectacular production of C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe glorifies exactly that, taking the audience on an adventure of pure fantasy. West Yorkshire... Continue Reading →

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