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Children’s Theatre Magazine to suspend publication for the second time
By 22nd February 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Children’s Theatre Magazine to suspend publication for the second time

  Apologies but the entirely free and voluntary online Children’s Theatre Magazine is being suspended. It is the second time this has happened – the reason is that the sole contributor and editor Harry Mottram has taken a full-time job as a sub-editor and journalist and is unable to fit it in with the long […]

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CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE FEATURE: As the Arcola Theatre Stages Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, what can children learn from the drama about a hard-up Russian land owner over a century ago?
By 11th February 2017 0 Comments Read More →

CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE FEATURE: As the Arcola Theatre Stages Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, what can children learn from the drama about a hard-up Russian land owner over a century ago?

The Arcola Theatre in London is staging one of the classics of literature.  What can senior school children learn from a play about a hard-up Russian landowner more than a century ago? Harry Mottram asked the artistic director Mehmet Ergen the questions As her creditors close in Madame Ranevshy is unable and unwilling to reform […]

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CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE: February 2017 – read it here
By 29th January 2017 0 Comments Read More →

CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE: February 2017 – read it here

The latest issue of Children’s Theatre Magazine is out. In February’s issue there’s features on the Half Moon Theatre, pirates, Othello, Imaginate, The Cherry Orchard, plus news, reviews and what’s on. You can read it below or here https://tinyurl.com/zbxn24t There’s lots more at http://www.childrenstheatremagazine.co.uk and you can follow Harry Mottram on Twitter and Facebook. Feedback, news and images […]

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By 29th January 2017 0 Comments Read More →

CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE: Mavis Sparkle set to dazzle in Mold at Theatr Clwyd

MOLD Theatr Clwyd, Mold, Flintshire, CH7 1YA; 01352 701521; www.theatrclwyd.com, box-office@clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk MAVIS SPARKLE 3-4 Feb 2017. Age: 4+ A feather duster in one hand and a few tricks up her sleeve, our chatty cleaner Mavis mixes magic, illusion and laughter, as she journeys north to follow her dream. With her cheeky cuckoo clock, mischievous mop […]

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CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE: What’s on in February 2017 in Eastern England
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CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE: What’s on in February 2017 in Eastern England

EASTERN ENGLAND IPSWICH New Wolsey Studio, St George’s Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 3NF; 01473 295900; wolseytheatre.co.uk MAVIS SPARKLE Sat 28 January 11am & 1.30pm AGES 3+  With a magician for a Dad and a stargazer for a Mum, no wonder there’s more to Mavis than meets the eye! Featuring a magical mix of illusion and […]

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CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE INTERVIEW: Andrew Hilton of Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory talks envy and jealousy, and when white actors used brown paint to play Othello – plus the day his gun fell apart live on stage when playing a sheriff in The Rainmaker
By 20th January 2017 0 Comments Read More →

CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE INTERVIEW: Andrew Hilton of Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory talks envy and jealousy, and when white actors used brown paint to play Othello – plus the day his gun fell apart live on stage when playing a sheriff in The Rainmaker

Children’s Theatre Magazine’s Harry Mottram contacted the artistic director of Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory Andrew Hilton about what school children studying English Literature and drama can take from this year’s two productions What themes can school students of English literature, history and drama take from your production of Othello? I always think of OTHELLO […]

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CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE INTERVIEW: she’s the former shy girl who found school boring but has been transformed into a lively performer – meet the flame-haired actor Charlie Raine from Sunderland who loves going Boing! 
By 19th January 2017 0 Comments Read More →

CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE INTERVIEW: she’s the former shy girl who found school boring but has been transformed into a lively performer – meet the flame-haired actor Charlie Raine from Sunderland who loves going Boing! 

Someone told me that you come from up north but have gone south. So who exactly are you? I’m Charlie Raine, an actor originally from Sunderland but currently based in London. As a child I was painfully shy and so aged 11, my mam sent me to my local drama club where I found confidence […]

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CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE COMMENT: Perni Morel and the Unicorn Theatre marked down by the The Stage in their 100 most influential theatre people – why?
By 18th January 2017 0 Comments Read More →

CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE COMMENT: Perni Morel and the Unicorn Theatre marked down by the The Stage in their 100 most influential theatre people – why?

With The Stage publishing its 100 top theatre movers and shakers this month, Harry Mottram takes exception to the near invisibility of children’s theatre in the list Andrew Lloyd Webber may have suggested last year that The Stage’s 100 Most Influential Theatre People was ‘hideously white’ (he’s number two this time) but he might also […]

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CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE FEATURE: The curious incident of the relaxed performances: how one play changed theatre
By 17th January 2017 0 Comments Read More →

CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE FEATURE: The curious incident of the relaxed performances: how one play changed theatre

Something has happened in recent years at the theatre. Harry Mottram comes out of the chill-out room to investigate relaxed performances There’s a curious story behind relaxed performances and it all started with a play. So what’s a relaxed performance and why are so many theatres putting them on? A good definition of what a relaxed performance […]

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CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE NEWS: a terrifying witch hunt is set to cross Britain this spring
By 16th January 2017 0 Comments Read More →

CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE NEWS: a terrifying witch hunt is set to cross Britain this spring

One the 20th century’s great American plays is touring in 2017. A level students would do well to catch Arthur Miller’s Macarthy era The Crucible. The are staging the drama with dates across the country. In a small 17th century New England town a children’s game has terrifying consequences as allegations of witchcraft break out. […]

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