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Archive for October, 2014

NEWS: Children’s Theatre Magazine out in November
By 31st October 2014 0 Comments Read More →

NEWS: Children’s Theatre Magazine out in November

The monthly online magazine with daily updates on its own website will be live in November. Check out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t__NVfYH2oc

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REVIEW Never work with babies or dead dogs: puppets triumph in Kneehigh’s frenetic show
By 29th October 2014 0 Comments Read More →

REVIEW Never work with babies or dead dogs: puppets triumph in Kneehigh’s frenetic show

Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love Songs). Bristol Old Vic Theatre, Main House A creative, comical, kaleidoscopic, cacophonie of sound, smoke, music (and lots of shouty acting) Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love Songs) is entertaining from explosive start to destructive end. The Bristol Old Vic was pretty well full with […]

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NEWS When war stopped for football
By 26th October 2014 0 Comments Read More →

NEWS When war stopped for football

TV and radio has been awash with stories, dramas and documentaries about the anniversary of the First World War this autumn as the horrors of the 1914-1918 conflict resurfaced to remind us how the 20th century was shaped by the conflict. One of the quirkier aspects of the war on the Western Front was the […]

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NEWS Welcome to our website
By 26th October 2014 0 Comments Read More →

NEWS Welcome to our website

It’s early days but the website for Children’s Theatre Magazine is here – you’re looking at it! Although at the moment there’s not too much on it – but it’s building daily. It will soon be joined by a monthly online magazine about the subject of professional standard theatre for children aged 0 to 18 […]

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REVIEW An Elephant in the Garden: no elephant and not even a garden
By 25th October 2014 0 Comments Read More →

REVIEW An Elephant in the Garden: no elephant and not even a garden

An Elephant in the Garden. Review. Northcott Theatre, Exeter. The elephant in the room for children is that in Simon Reade’s production of Michael Morpugo’s novel there is no elephant. It’s a huge let down. It’s in the title and the elephant dominates the novel, but all we get is a middle-aged woman giving an […]

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REVIEW A mesmerising 25 minutes of er… plastic bag ballet. The strange world of Non Nova
By 25th October 2014 0 Comments Read More →

REVIEW A mesmerising 25 minutes of er… plastic bag ballet. The strange world of Non Nova

L’après-midi d’un Fœhn-Version 1. Bristol Old Vic Studio Theatre Take one man, six office fans and 30 plastic bags and with the help of some lighting and the music of Debussy you have an unlikely but captivating show for children. Ah… there’s the bit that’s missing. When I saw it in Bristol around 80% of […]

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REVIEW Off-side: Hoke’s Bluff brings out sport’s humour in a bitter sweet tribute to team games
By 25th October 2014 0 Comments Read More →

REVIEW Off-side: Hoke’s Bluff brings out sport’s humour in a bitter sweet tribute to team games

Hoke’s Bluff. Bristol Old Vic Studio Theatre Welcome to Cat Country where Tyler is having trouble at releasing the ball for team Wild Cats. Exactly what sport he’s playing is irrelevant in this bitter-sweet part send-up and part celebration of the language and attitudes of small town American sport. It was all played out on […]

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REVIEW Never work with babies or dead dogs: puppets triumph in Kneehigh’s frenetic show
By 25th October 2014 0 Comments Read More →

REVIEW Never work with babies or dead dogs: puppets triumph in Kneehigh’s frenetic show

Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love Songs). Bristol Old Vic Theatre, Main House A creative, comical, kaleidoscopic, cacophonie of sound, smoke, music (and lots of shouty acting) Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love Songs) is entertaining from explosive start to destructive end. The Bristol Old Vic was pretty well full with […]

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PREVIEW Bottom to make an ass of himself in the RSC’s new season that includes Shakespeare’s ‘Dream’ comedy
By 25th October 2014 0 Comments Read More →

PREVIEW Bottom to make an ass of himself in the RSC’s new season that includes Shakespeare’s ‘Dream’ comedy

Get yer Bottom in gear for A Midsummer Night’s Dream (in er… 2016) The new season’s highlights include: • Miller Centenary: 100 years after Arthur Miller’s birth, Antony Sher and Alex Hassell play Willy Loman and his eldest son, Biff, in Death of a Salesman in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre • ‘Venice’ season: – Pairing […]

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PREVIEW Swallows and Amazons to sail again (with Titty at the helm)
By 25th October 2014 0 Comments Read More →

PREVIEW Swallows and Amazons to sail again (with Titty at the helm)

BRISTOL Old Vic SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS Thu 27 Nov-Sat 17 Jan 15. Eyebrows were raised when Tom Morris brought Arthur Ransom’s story of 1930s youthful adventure set in the Lake District adapted for the stage by Helen Edmundson back in 2010 (pictured). It was generally agreed to have been a great success. The Stage wrote […]

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