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‘Deceptively simple & wonderfully surprising’: THE SHOW IN WHICH HOPEFULLY NOTHING HAPPENS – Unicorn Theatre

In Children's theatre, London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Laura KresslyLeave a Comment

The Show In Which Hopefully Nothing Happens is a deceptively simple and wonderfully surprising little show for little ones, but grownups, particularly those with a penchant for the strange and self-referential will find this an utter delight that reminds us to find the joy in the day-to-day.

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‘Some of the best of this year show anger, fear, uncertainty’: Top Ten productions of 2018

In Features, London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Laura KresslyLeave a Comment

Growing global discontent has been the hallmark of 2018, and 2019 is looking even worse. The last few years have marked a rise of the far-right, but theatremakers in opposition are letting audiences know it from the stage. Some of the best shows of this year show anger, fear, uncertainty or simply let the world know that enough is enough – it’s time for a fairer, more peaceful society that pays homage to all of its people.

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NEWS: Unicorn Theatre appoints Justin Audibert as new artistic director

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The Unicorn Theatre has announced the appointment of Justin Audibert as the company’s new Artistic Director. Justin will take up the position in summer 2018, taking over from Purni Morell who steps down as Artistic Director this spring after nearly seven years in the role.

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BADDIES THE MUSICAL – Unicorn Theatre

In Children's theatre, London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Regional theatre, Reviews by Libby PurvesLeave a Comment

After the high-priced saccharine vapidity of Elf , it felt like time to check out something both classier, and more affordable. Always perilous for the lone critic is a primary-schools matinee, but I have forgiven this dedicated children’s theatre for the time I emerged with bubblegum in my hair from an enthusiastic blower in the row behind. I recommend the nice solo bench at the back by the door. Defensible space…

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THE CHAIR – Royal Exchange, Manchester

In Children's theatre, Manchester, Plays, Regional theatre, Reviews, Touring by Kristy StottLeave a Comment

There is the eerie flickering of candlelight and the faint sound of Edwardian music hall as we walk into Manchester’s Royal Exchange Studio and take our seats. Barber Owain Sawyers (Gary Lagden) is tending to his client – he’s comfortable with using a cut-throat razor as he spruces up his latest victim customer and it soon becomes apparent that Sawyers doesn’t shy away from a spot of dentistry either…

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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?