Young Reviewers

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The Caretaker

Being in the unique position of a Young Reviewer who had not yet had the chance to watch a Harold Pinter play, I was excited to attend the latest Old ...
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Goodnight Mister Tom

The large-scale evacuation of children from London during World War Two is a topic which has been written about many times. Michelle Magorian’s 1981 n...
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Roald Dahl’s The Witches

The Rose Theatre, Kingston has a really engaging atmosphere for children with well-designed seating. Most of the seats are double - more like small so...
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My Father, Odysseus

Some three thousand years after the writing of The Odyssey, British-based playwright Timberlake Wertenbaker, winner of the 2016 Writer’s Guild of Grea...
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The Gruffalo

The Vaudeville Theatre on the Strand is a pretty theatre with a lovely atmosphere, and I was really looking forward to seeing the Gruffalo adapted for...
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Aladdin

The Mercury Theatre in Colchester's pantomime is a yearly Christmas treat – this time it’s Aladdin. There is an orchestra pit and I enjoyed the live m...
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The Tiger Who Came For Tea

Used as one now is to the adult jokes embedded in kids’ movies, a tic that has always, it seems, been prevalent in panto, it is strange to come across...
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The Snowman

The Peacock Theatre is a modern theatre, which puts on many children’s shows. It is a friendly and fun place, but it doesn’t have the atmosphere of ot...