While the fifth star or mouse is often supposed by tradition to belong only to life-changing innovation, in awarding it now I must make it clear that for me the fifth one is often more fitly represented by a heart. I loved the production. It will be a delight to Dickensians everywhere, and a means of conversion to others. Bravo.
‘Elegant take on its theatrical invention’: GREAT EXPECTATIONS – Touring
In its emotional forthrightness and playful theatricality, this touring production of Great Expectations is one to watch out for.
INTERVIEW: Spotlight On… Alice in Winterland’s Daniel Goode
‘We’re still rehearsing at the moment so there are bits I haven’t seen and bits we’ve yet to work on, but there is something wonderful about seeing a theatre space so populated – this is very rare these days – so the mixture of professional actors and an exuberant youth theatre is one of my favourite elements of this show.’
THE BEGGAR’S OPERA – Chester
Bawdy, brutal, a rollicking good ride of a show with fantastic vocals from all cast members and a script filled with local, relevant references – making a classic piece a very current piece. The Beggar’s Opera is a musical based in 18th century Chester with a varied mixture of genres of music giving edge, energy and substance to it.