Emma Reeves’ musical adaption of Jill Murphy’s classic Worst Witch fiction series provides gratifying and uplifting entertainment for the whole family thanks to its multi-talented cast and its (mostly) spectacular staging. With the exception of two wobbly creative moments in the first act (which will likely be rectified), director Theresa Heskins’ production of The Worst Witch is a feel-good firecracker and a must-see for every spirited girl 7 to 17! It’s a delight to behold this cast and … [Read more...]
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Chickenshed Young Company presents Feel the Love. This was not the usual type of theatre where everyone sat in rows, one behind the other. It was an immersive production, with groups of seats strategically arranged around the auditorium. When I walked in and took my seat, it did feel as though I was in a jazz bar with music playing all around me. A very nice setting. So the play began and the action was everywhere. When I say everywhere I really do mean everywhere, the performance space was … [Read more...]
Around fifty years ago my mother read a storybook as a child. Twenty years on she had a child of her own and read the same book to him. Fast forward another thirty years or so and that grown-up child sat in the theatre with his mum, watching that very story recreated on the stage. This year sadly saw the passing of Judith Kerr, the incredible lady behind the story and illustrations of The Tiger Who Came To Tea. Now entering its tenth year as a stage production, this timeless story has always … [Read more...]
The Tigon and the Liger is an interesting production. It begins like a workshop, where toddlers and very young children walk around amongst the cast participating in various activities, in an extremely relaxed environment. This is a great way to get young children involved and engaged and interested in theatre. To be honest, I was a bit confused, as I wasn’t quite sure whether the workshop was going to be transformed into a play with a story. I wasn’t disappointed, this does turn … [Read more...]
The Jungle Book at Streatham Space Project is the story of Mowgli, a little boy who was raised by wolves in the jungle and faced the fearsome man-eating tiger, Shere Khan. This story was told by a small cast of only four. Shere Khan played by Jordan Laidley, Mowgli played by Kayleigh Barnes, Bagheera played by Jonathon Hands and Baloo played by Hannah Harris. They worked well as a team. On top of their main roles, they played extra characters like a hissing snake and monkeys. Their energised … [Read more...]