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Bill’s 44th review – tender and boozy puppet party
A Beckettian sense of dread pervades Dorothy James and Andy Manjuck’s show about a wistful middle-aged man’s attempts to keep the darkness at bay

Chris Wiegand

01, Feb, 2023 @10:41 AM

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The best theatre to stream this month: The Boy With Two Hearts, Punchdrunk and more
Our roundup of drama to watch at home includes Billy Crystal’s musical about a fading comedian, a female Faustus and a revival of Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate

Chris Wiegand

01, Feb, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Ken Beagley obituary
Other lives: Puppeteer and maker involved in community projects across the UK, and co-founder of Armchair Puppet Theatre

Tony Gee

15, Jan, 2023 @4:20 PM

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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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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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The Wizard of Oz review – carnivalesque trip down the Yellow Brick Road
Catwalk-ready costumes, expressive puppetry and a knockabout cast make this a fun, if rather cluttered, production

Ryan Gilbey

25, Nov, 2022 @7:00 PM

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My Neighbour Totoro review – dazzling staging of the Studio Ghibli classic
The Royal Shakespeare Company’s production has astonishing puppetry, magical music and huge emotional impact

Arifa Akbar

19, Oct, 2022 @7:34 AM

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The 10 strangest but also best Australian kids’ TV shows – sorted
No producer in the industry has ever said no to an idea, and we’re a better country for it. Here are the most culturally significant shows for children

Paul Verhoeven

25, Sep, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared review – you’ll want to watch this brilliantly horrible comedy again and again
The cult web series has moved to television – and its unsettling, charming vision is so detailed you’ll need to pause and rewind to catch every delightfully creepy quirk

Lucy Mangan

23, Sep, 2022 @2:00 PM

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‘People might cry’: welcome to the hilariously creepy world of Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared
With its felt urinals, lashings of raw meat and coffins coming to life, this nightmarish puppet show has made the move from YouTube sensation to brilliant Channel 4 comedy. We meets its makers

Rachael Healy

12, Sep, 2022 @11:45 AM

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Never fear! Mo Willems’ spectacularly unscary monster is gobbled up by kids
Manual Cinema’s stage version of Leonardo the Terrible Monster is heading for the Edinburgh fringe – and its adaptors hope it inspires audiences to create their own creatures

Miriam Gillinson

12, Jul, 2022 @7:00 PM

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The Muppet Movie: my lifelong love affair with Kermit’s big-screen debut
With plenty of Muppet madness, puppetry feats and celebrity cameos, the first Muppets movie is a big-hearted lesson in self-belief

Nathan Jolly

12, Jul, 2022 @5:30 PM

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