Reviews

The Winslow Boy

The Winslow Boy is based on a real case of 1908 in which a thirteen-year-old cadet at the Osborne Naval Academy on the Isle of Wight was accused of stealing a five-shilling postal order and expelled. He and his family…
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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

There is something distinctly appealing about the thought of escaping some of life’s less happy moments by stepping into a wardrobe and finding oneself in an alternative universe – although given our current cold, damp weather, I’d probably prefer somewhere…
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Immaculate

Which is preferable: a good play disappointingly performed or a poor play notably well acted? It’s an academic and slightly futile question, but this production of Immaculate is a good example of the second category. It is perhaps a bit…
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You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown is a 1967 musical comedy with music and lyrics by Clark Gesner, based on the characters created by cartoonist Charles M. Schulz in his comic strip popularised in this country via the Daily Mail,…
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The Pied Piper

The Pied Piper of Hamelin is an unusual subject for a pantomime, but Alayn P Frayn’s script, in taking the familiar story and hanging on it all the traditions of panto, works well. The gags come fast and furious, with…
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Cinderella

If you are looking for a good example of a village pantomime, then visit Lytchett Matravers Village Hall during the run of this new version of Cinderella. It is a typical production of its kind, with local references, most of…
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