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Monday, May 4, 2020

‘As entertaining as it is educational’: LUNA – Roustabout Theatre Company by The Family Stage

It’s a brilliant piece of theatre which will no doubt capture the imagination of anyone interested in space, and is one of those shows which genuinely works as well (if not better) for the…

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

‘The key to the show’s success is its simplicity’: The Polar Bears Go Up – Unicorn Theatre (Online review) by The Family Stage

The Polar Bears Go Up sees the Polar Bears off on an adventure to rescue a balloon, utilising multiple inventive methods of transport to climb higher and higher until, eventually, they end u…

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

From stage to sofa: A rundown of digital theatre available for families by The Family Stage

In this article, we’ll be rounding up everything that’s available for families to live-stream to their living room.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

‘Strong ensemble piece’: MACBETH – Greenwich Theatre ★★★★ by The Family Stage

Lazarus Theatre Company’s production of Macbeth effectively mixes the old and the new, adding to this sense that Macbeth is a cautionary tale for every era.

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Sunday, February 16, 2020

‘It’s funny & sad all at the same time’: NETFLIX & CHILL – Drayton Arms Theatre by The Family Stage

Netflix & Chill is a truly thought-provoking play which shines a spotlight on the taboo topic of male mental health.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

‘Oakley was absolutely stunning’: WAITRESS – West End by The Family Stage

We were incredibly excited to learn that we would instead be seeing Desi Oakley, who had formerly played Jenna in the US tour, and had been flown over especially to cover the sickness spread…

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Saturday, December 28, 2019

‘Make sure you see it’: POTTED PANTO – Southwark Playhouse ★★★★★ by The Family Stage

Do you love panto? Potted Panto is the panto for you. Make sure you see it.

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Monday, December 9, 2019

‘A really good all-round family show’: OI FROG & FRIENDS! – West End & Touring by The Family Stage

Oi Frog & Friends! is an entertaining, musical romp through many of the well-known rhymes from the original books with a witty script and songs which are upbeat, catchy and full of cleve…

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

‘An absolute treat for anyone who loves musical theatre’: CURTAINS – Touring & West End ★★★★ by The Family Stage

Curtains is a hilarious love letter to both the murder mystery genre and musical theatre itself, performed brilliantly by an impressively large cast in which there is not a weak link.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

‘A rich tapestry of music brings the story to life’: ISLANDER – Southwark Playhouse by The Family Stage

Finn Anderson’s stunning score for Islander at Southwark Playhouse is performed beautifully by Bethany Tennick and Kirsty Findlay who pull off Amy Draper’s ingenious concept & direct…

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

‘Raises the bar for the modern musical’: PRELUDES – Southwark Playhouse by The Family Stage

While this may not read like an ordinary review, Preludes is far from an ordinary show. Dave Malloy’s work is a revolutionary piece that tackles the topic of mental health in the arts and …

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

‘If you like the film, you will most likely enjoy the stage show’: SCHOOL OF ROCK – West End ★★★★ by The Family Stage

For anyone unfamiliar with the show, it is based on the 2003 film starring Jack Black as a wannabe rock-star who masquerades as a private school teacher and ends up taking his class to Battl…

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