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CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE: half term activities for children with the RSC
By 16th January 2017 0 Comments Read More →

CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE: half term activities for children with the RSC

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) is offering families a whole host of fun this February half-term. Highlights include: • Enjoy a sweet treat this February half-term with a special cupcake decorating workshop • Learn more about how to create a masked performance as part of a workshop led by theatre company Vamos • Celebrate the […]

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CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE FEATURE: from Mold to the RSC, how Oily Cart helped to transform children’s theatre in four decades of innovation and creativity 
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CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE FEATURE: from Mold to the RSC, how Oily Cart helped to transform children’s theatre in four decades of innovation and creativity 

Harry Mottram spoke to Tim Webb from the theatre company that has pioneered theatre for the under fives since the 1980s to today  Keeping the attention of small children can be a challenge in the theatre which is one of one of the reasons why theatre for pre-school children didn’t exist much before the 1980s. […]

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By 12th January 2017 0 Comments Read More →

CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE NEWS: The Bockety World of Henry and Bucket goes to America

Forget about Trump and Trump Towers. The big story in the USA is the visit of Kilkenny’s Barntorm Theatre Company’s production of The Bockety World of Henry and Bucket to New Jersey. Henry and Bucket are best pals who live together in a rusty, dusty, battered, and ‘bockety’ world of discarded objects. Even though they are best […]

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CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE BLOG: is there a social snobbery about pantomimes by the reviewers?
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CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE BLOG: is there a social snobbery about pantomimes by the reviewers?

In today’s Western Daily Press newspaper, Frank Gould of Radstock in Somerset wrote to the editor to proclaim his admiration of the Tobacco Factory’s production of Cinderella: a Fairy Tale. He described the show as “probably the funniest show I have ever seen” and as “excellent” and that his nine-year-old granddaughter had enjoyed the show […]

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CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE: from girls in Hounslow to broken dreams and rubber ducks – it’s Flossie’s top 10 shows of 2016! 
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CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE: from girls in Hounslow to broken dreams and rubber ducks – it’s Flossie’s top 10 shows of 2016! 

The children’s theatre blogger and reviewer Flossie Waite lists her pick of the shows in 2016 on her website www.childrenstheatrereviews.com  This year our team reviewed 110 productions, and covered five festivals – below I’ve taken the pick of the top 10 shows seen in 2016. Every effort was made to see companies and work from […]

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CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE: From the brilliant to the two star shows – our panto review round-up (including the racial controversy over Sleeping Beauty)
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CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE: From the brilliant to the two star shows – our panto review round-up (including the racial controversy over Sleeping Beauty)

We take a snapshot of some of the reviews of pantomimes up and down the country from the five star rated shows to a two star review of Maureen Lipman Peter Pan can fly either side of Neverland – sometimes as a full on drama and true to JM Barrie’s original play as happened in […]

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CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE – FEATURE: Tina Williams on the struggles, the finances and the triumphs of Pied Piper Theatre (and has a go about cuts to Sure Start)
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CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE – FEATURE: Tina Williams on the struggles, the finances and the triumphs of Pied Piper Theatre (and has a go about cuts to Sure Start)

Tina Williams of Pied Piper Theatre opened up to Harry Mottram about touring, money, Arts Council funding and cuts to Sure Start centres Since 2008 children’s theatre companies have been hit by cuts to funding said Tina Williams of Pied Piper Theatre. It has resulted in smaller shows, smaller venues, and less new writing. “Now […]

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By 8th January 2017 0 Comments Read More →

CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE INTERVIEW: From Spain and High Wycombe to Exeter and Neverland – meet actor Jake Sullivan currently training at the Cygnet Theatre School in Devon

You live in Devon but that doesn’t sound like a West Country accent? I’m twenty and originally from High Wycombe. As a child I moved around quite a lot, living in Spain for a couple years before settling in Exeter, where I’ve been for the last ten years. You’ve signed up with a troop of […]

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CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE BLOG: Oops! I forgot my lines; ITV buy Peter Pan; and Kenneth Branagh as a pantomime Dame?
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CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE BLOG: Oops! I forgot my lines; ITV buy Peter Pan; and Kenneth Branagh as a pantomime Dame?

Kenneth Branagh’s sister Joyce has been directing Cinderella at Huddersfield’s Lawrence Batley Theatre this season while her brother has been filming a remake of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express. In an interview with the Yorkshire Post’s Sarah Freeman she explained her love of the genre. The newspaper reported she said: “There is an […]

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CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE: January 2017
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CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE: January 2017

Children’s Theatre Magazine is an online monthly publication.  If you’d like to subscribe email childrenstheatremagazine@hotmail.com More at www.childrenstheatremagazine.co.uk Follow us on Twitter and Facebook The magazine can also be read here: http://content.yudu.com/Library/A4206e/ChildrensTheatreMaga/resources/index.htm?referrerUrl=http%3A%2F%2Ffree.yudu.com%2Fitem%2Fdetails%2F3876204%2FChildren-s-Theatre-Magazine-January-2017

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