Children's theatre

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Hey Duggee: The Live Theatre Show review – isn’t it time for a breakdancing canine caper?
The hero of the children’s animated TV series is on top form in a riotous adaptation that gets the squirrels singing and screaming

Tim Jonze

19, Dec, 2022 @1:16 PM

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Alice in Wonderland review – Carroll’s classic goes down the Victoria line
Poltergeist theatre company send Alice into the underground in this offbeat adaptation with tube-inspired nonsense language

Chris Wiegand

12, Dec, 2022 @11:28 AM

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The Wind in the Wilton’s review – Mr Toad and pals take on weaselly property developers
Piers Torday’s update of the children’s classic brings Kenneth Grahame’s animals to modern-day London

David Jays

01, Dec, 2022 @8:00 PM

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The best theatre to stream this month: Age of Rage, A Scary Little Tempest and more
Our roundup of drama to watch at home includes Ivo van Hove’s epic, boisterous family fun and a dance fable for Christmas

Chris Wiegand

01, Dec, 2022 @12:01 AM

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The Borrowers review – less a wild adventure more an escape from trauma
Mary Norton’s 1952 novel about tiny pillagers gets a sober stage remake that blends minor-key music with contemporary fears

Mark Fisher

30, Nov, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: The Musical review – a burst of colour in a junk-filled world
The rags-to-riches roots of the beloved Roald Dahl story are emphasised in this family show, but a reliance on video effects blunts the rough magic

Catherine Love

30, Nov, 2022 @11:08 AM

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Jack! review – giant juvenile cast bring joy to fresh take on panto
This Jack finds the beanstalk in an arcade video game – and there’s much more going on, with a young, 200-strong supporting ensemble

Anya Ryan

29, Nov, 2022 @9:00 PM

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Crackers review – have yourself a merry ratty Christmas
Charles Way’s farce has squabbling siblings, festive karaoke and a cranky rodent as a family tries to keep their pet shop afloat

Chris Wiegand

29, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Christmas in the Sunshine review – a jolly holiday of a show
Playwright Yasmin Joseph and director Ola Ince team up for a drama that captures the warmth of a family reconnecting in Jamaica

Chris Wiegand

28, Nov, 2022 @12:35 PM

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz review – a joyful romp
Johnny McKnight’s irreverent and very funny panto is full of local colour and packed with put-downs – though never at the expense of the original film

Mark Fisher

27, Nov, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Peter Pan and Wendy review – modern-day myth goes light on existential dread
This wholesome adaptation, featuring a preening Captain Hook, focuses on playroom fun in a beautifully designed production

Mark Fisher

25, Nov, 2022 @9:00 PM

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Pinocchio review – a truly bold take on Carlo Collodi’s classic
Mosquitos, cats and smartly defined morals feature in a complex and well-crafted reimagining of the beloved tale

Miriam Gillinson

18, Nov, 2022 @8:00 PM

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