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No turkeys allowed! 25 of the best shows to book for Christmas 2021
Looking for a jolly good trip to the theatre this winter? Here’s our pick’n’mix selection of musicals, pantos and festive spectaculars, featuring circus tricks, high kicks and puppet rodents

Chris Wiegand

16, Nov, 2021 @3:33 PM

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Can't get to the theatre this Christmas? Open an online advent calendar
Until theatre lovers can experience that alchemy on stage again, this initiative is one way to brighten up the month for those who can’t visit a venue

Chris Wiegand

02, Dec, 2020 @3:12 PM

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Reach for the Stars review – high-flying heroines take children to infinity and beyond
The Little Angel theatre’s inspirational show uses dance, rap and puppets to tell real and fictional tales about trailblazing female astronauts

Chris Wiegand

16, Nov, 2020 @12:12 PM

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Fight a pigeon for your seat! Unforgettable theatre encounters
Susan Wokoma recalls plays backed by birdsong, Tallulah Brown found a fairytale in the reeds and Gregory Doran takes a trip back to Lancaster

Compiled by Chris Wiegand

15, Jul, 2020 @8:59 AM

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The Wolves in the Walls review – Neil Gaiman adventure brims with thrills
Gaiman’s graphic novel turns into an atmospheric show, as a girl tries to find out what’s scratching in the walls of her home

Miriam Gillinson

02, Mar, 2020 @1:58 PM

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The Pixie and the Pudding review – a warm slice of seasonal family cheer
Composer Barb Jungr and director Samantha Lane serve up a characterful take on a Scandinavian folktale, with lashings of puppetry and song

Chris Wiegand

03, Jan, 2020 @2:30 PM

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Me … review – Emma Dodd's plucky penguin waddles into the big world
A chick finds its feet in this gentle puppet adaptation of the popular book, aimed at children aged two to five

Chris Wiegand

02, Jan, 2020 @4:43 PM

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The Dong with a Luminous Nose review – a lovely load of nonsense
This imaginative adaptation delights in the sounds and sensations of Edward Lear’s peculiar poem about a lonely boy

Miriam Gillinson

23, Sep, 2019 @12:36 PM

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The Slightly Annoying Elephant review – beware of David Walliams's big blue bully
A hard-to-stomach character with a horrible voice and a nasty catchphrase leaves little for kids to latch on to in this loud, brash production

Miriam Gillinson

29, May, 2019 @6:30 PM

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Prince Charming review – enthralling, gloriously offbeat fantasy
A stroppy puppet ruler and a swerving script keep the audience surprised in Jenny Worton’s audacious show

Miriam Gillinson

20, Feb, 2019 @4:26 PM

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The Singing Mermaid review – Julia Donaldson's fishy caper makes a splash
Bad puns, circus tricks and goggle-eyed jellyfish abound in a smart adaptation of the popular picture book

Chris Wiegand

05, Mar, 2018 @3:52 PM

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Five Little Christmas Monkeys review – a kids' show you can count on
Reggae songs, monkey puppets and a duet with a mop all add up to a surreal show for two- to five-year-olds

Chris Wiegand

11, Dec, 2017 @12:24 PM

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