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REHEARSAL PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of the page-to-stage premiere of Crongton Knights

In Children's theatre, Featured Shows, Features, London theatre, Native, Photos, Plays, Regional theatre, Ticket recommendations, Touring, Twitter, Video by Terri Paddock

Can you stick to the beat? Looks like it’s a prerequisite for the cast of the new beatbox-infused adaptation of Alex Wheatle’s award-winning 2016 Young Adults’ novel Crongton Knights. Sneak a peek inside the rehearsal room – and then get booking!

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Why doesn’t Shakespeare get more coverage at #edfringe?

In Children's theatre, Edinburgh Festival, Features, Plays, Regional theatre, Scotland by Laura KresslyLeave a Comment

Whilst there’s plenty of Shakespeare at the fringe, it doesn’t get much coverage. It’s understandable – the Bard doesn’t count as a potential Next Big Thing, and he’s favoured by student and international groups that usually have short runs and are deemed less worthy of critical attention.

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Want a review? Give me the basic information

In Children's theatre, Features, London theatre, Native, Opinion, Reviews by Susan ElkinLeave a Comment

This blog is a bleat. And I hope the producers and promoters of theatre for children are paying attention. Sadly, theatre for children – other than at Christmas when it briefly moves centre stage – remains at best a fringe venture and at worst a Cinderella genre. So it needs all the publicity and attention it can get. Right?

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How to make a clown and other Slava’s Snowshow questions answered

In Features, Inspiring people, Interviews, London theatre, Plays, Quotes, Regional theatre by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

If you want a white Christmas in London, even after the 25th, you may consider stopping in to see Aled Jones and Tom Chambers in Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. However, for a thicker snowfall, the action, until 5 January, is at the Southbank Centre, where Slava’s Snowshow has returned for a fourth consecutive Christmas season […]

Kidzone with Cats, Wind in the Willows and Potted Sherlock

In Features, London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Photos, Plays, Quotes, Reviews by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

What a fantastic time to be a kid in Theatreland! Never mind the plethora of pantomimes, and the superlative programming year-round at the Unicorn and Polka Theatres, this holiday season in London, littler ones can also take their pick from: two Treasure Islands (at the National, with Arthur Darvill, and at the Arts Theatre) Room […]