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Saturday, April 29, 2023

‘Pretty essential viewing’: THE BEEKEEPER OF ALEPPO – Touring by Fairy Powered Productions

To call The Beekeeper of Aleppo a story for our time would be an understatement. Christy Lefteri’s original novel is the epic, moving tale of a family escaping war-torn Aleppo at the outse…

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Monday, April 24, 2023

‘Filthy & funny’: ANIMAL – Park Theatre ★★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

Animal arrives in London riding high on rave reviews – believe the hype! John Bradfield’s unflinching but hilarious play is a queer, inclusive joy. Filthy and funny, it’s unmissable en…

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Tuesday, April 18, 2023

‘Enjoyable romantic comedy’: QUALITY STREET – Touring ★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

Quality Street, written by J M Barrie (Peter Pan), tells the story of Phoebe Throssel (Paula Lane) and her sister Susan Throssel (Louisa-May Parker) as young women, Phoebe being the chirpy, …

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Friday, April 14, 2023

‘Discovering the complications of a 1950s fantasy lifestyle’: HOME, I’M DARLING – Touring ★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

This touring production of Home, I’m Darling did have me questioning the role we all play in setting out norms and the judgements we make about people, lifestyle choices and assets but it …

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Tuesday, April 11, 2023

‘Haunting & raw experience’: JULIUS CAESAR – Touring ★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

The RSC’s production of Julius Caesar is dynamic and refreshing. Atri Banerjee’s directorial debut for the company is a brave, brilliant and bold experience, bringing this 400-year-old p…

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Saturday, April 8, 2023

‘All will be reminded of the beauty of the natural world’: THE LOST SPELLS – Touring ★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

Children will be spellbound by the magic of the set and the catchy tunes in The Lost Spells, and adults will be reminded of the innocence of their childhoods. All will be reminded of the bea…

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Tuesday, April 4, 2023

‘New & relevant’: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF – Manchester ★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

Based on the original play by the incredible Tennessee Williams, this modern take on the classic, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof wows at the Royal Exchange Theatre.

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Saturday, April 1, 2023

‘Chaotically energetic, honest, raw & wild’: LORD OF THE FLIES – Leeds ★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

Leeds Playhouse and Belgrade Theatre Coventry’s co-production of William Golding’s Lords of the Flies is brought to the stage and re-imagined 70 years after it was first written. Nigel W…

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Tuesday, March 28, 2023

‘Impressive & stirring production’: TITANIC THE MUSICAL – Touring ★★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

Titanic The Musical sailed its way into Blackpool and what a show it was. I have to say that the 11 Academy Award-winning worldwide film directed by James Cameron is a huge favourite of mine…

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Friday, March 24, 2023

‘Celebrating its 80th birthday with an update’: THE GOOD PERSON OF SZECHWAN – Sheffield & Touring ★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

Originally written in 1941 by Bertolt Brecht, The Good Person of Szechwan was first performed in 1943 – and this year celebrates its 80th birthday with an update by Nina Segal.

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Sunday, March 19, 2023

‘Captivated from beginning to end’: AFTER THE ACT: A SECTION 28 MUSICAL – New Diorama Theatre ★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

After The Act, produced by Breach and commissioned by New Diorama, dares to go where not many shows do these days. Billed as a “documentary musical” and based around the controversial Se…

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Tuesday, March 14, 2023

‘Clever, funny & frustratingly relevant’: BRILLIANT JERKS – Southwark Playhouse ★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

Joseph Charlton’s witty and incisive play Brilliant Jerks at the Southwark Playhouse portrays the evolution of a brilliant idea into a multi-billion-dollar ride-hailing app, laying bare th…

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Thursday, March 9, 2023

‘Moving & bittersweet’: THE WAY OLD FRIENDS DO – Touring ★★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

The Way Old Friends Do is a brand new play written by Ian Hallard and directed by Mark Gatiss. It tells the story of two Birmingham school friends who meet up 30 years later and, after some …

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Saturday, February 25, 2023

‘This play is phenomenal’: DUET FOR ONE – Orange Tree Theatre ★★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

Duet For One is phenomenal, and filled with such raw emotion and moments of intense vulnerability for both characters. Not to mention the absolutely beautiful music performed on the violin d…

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Saturday, February 18, 2023

‘Lots of touching moments & excellent comedic timing’: JUMPING THE SHARK – Touring by Fairy Powered Productions

Have you ever fancied creating your own comedy? Jumping the Shark explores just that, while unearthing the trauma, mix ups and relationships of five eager writers. The new comedy by David Ca…

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Monday, February 6, 2023

‘Stunning piece of theatre’: Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby –Touring ★★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

Atmospheric, menacing, hypnotic and beautifully danced, Rambert Dance stormed into Hull New Theatre in Peaky Blinders The Redemption of Thomas Shelby. A Rambert production in association wit…

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Friday, February 3, 2023

‘It will unleash your inner diva’: THE CHER SHOW – Touring ★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

If there was ever a cure for the blues The Cher Show would be it. I left feeling on cloud nine after an evening spent watching this sequinned spectacular which tells the story of how shy gir…

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Friday, December 23, 2022

‘Tremendous & extravagant evening out’: Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs – New Wimbledon Theatre by Fairy Powered Productions

If you want an interesting funny and fabulous evening out with the family that’s full of sparkle as well as wicked, then get yourself down to Wimbledon Theatre for Snow White & the Sev…

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Monday, December 19, 2022

‘An absolute family experience not to be missed’: GOLDILOCKS & THE THREE BEARS – Liverpool ★★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

Straight to the point, don’t wait until the end of this review to find out that Goldilocks & The Three Bears at the Epstein Theatre, Liverpool was the best pantomime I have ever seen. …

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Monday, December 5, 2022

‘Brings the house down’: Dick Whittington: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto – Leeds ★★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

There was an infectious feeling of fun, frivolity and non-stop belly-busting laughter across Leeds as the famous Rock ‘n’ Roll panto presenting Dick Whittington, was showing at the fabul…

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Friday, December 2, 2022

‘Exciting, fabulous, entertaining’: SLEEPING BEAUTY – Theatre Royal Windsor ★★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

Theatre Royal Windsor brings you this year’s panto and what a panto it is. Sleeping Beauty tells us the story that we all know and love but with a few twists thrown in, alongside with much…

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Monday, November 28, 2022

‘A sweet success’: Charlie & the Chocolate Factory The Musical – Leeds ★★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory The Musical comes to Leeds Playhouse for the festive season. The musical invites one into a world of imagination of Charlie’s plight and Wi…

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Saturday, November 26, 2022

‘Energy seems to pulsate off the stage’: NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL – Birmingham ★★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

Christmas has exploded over Birmingham in a shower of confetti with the arrival of Nativity! The Musical, written and directed by Debbie Isitt. If the spirit of Christmas has yet to grab you…

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Monday, November 21, 2022

‘Can only be described as magical’: THE SNOWMAN – Peacock Theatre ★★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

Based on the well-loved Raymond Briggs classic, The Snowman stage show can only be described as magical. Having grown up watching the TV adaptation, the piece has always been an integral par…

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Saturday, November 5, 2022

‘Daniel Jacob’s portrayal of Lady Bracknell is wonderfully hilarious’: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST – Rose Theatre, Kingston ★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

As with all shows produced by The Rose Theatre, The Importance of Being Earnest takes a familiar favourite by Oscar Wilde and makes it even better. While using all the original language, the…

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Wednesday, November 2, 2022

‘Filled to the brim with passion’: ORFEO ED EURIDICE – Leeds & Touring ★★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

A highly-dramatic and first-class performance of Opera North’s Orfeo Ed Euridice was extremely well received with rapturous applause at the exquisite Grand Theatre, Leeds. This must be one…

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Tuesday, October 25, 2022

‘Became quite farcical’: BOMBAY SUPERSTAR – Touring by Fairy Powered Productions

The plot of Bombay Superstar transpires to be a bit of an unofficial biopic of the Bollywood actress Rekha. Rekha’s story has been subtly changed and some life events have been swapped wit…

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Saturday, October 22, 2022

‘Vigorous new take on Molière’s play’: TARTUFFE – Birmingham ★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

Many great comedies are reimagined and this re-adaptation of Moliére’s Tartuffe, originally commissioned and produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company made with The Rep, is very obliging …

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Thursday, October 20, 2022

‘Funny, disturbing & uncomfortable’: RUCKUS – Southwark Playhouse ★★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

Jenna Fincken’s unsettling and unforgettable play about coercive control chronicles a relationship from meeting to the first act of violence. Funny, disturbing and uncomfortable – Louise…

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Friday, October 14, 2022

‘You won’t be disappointed’: THE MIRROR CRACK’D – Touring ★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

The Original Theatre Company is currently touring with a new adaption, by Rachel Wagstaff, of The Mirror Crack’d, from Agatha Christie’s 1962 novel, The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Sid…

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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

‘Great introduction to mystery drama’: THE FAMOUS FIVE: A NEW MUSICAL – Mold ★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

The Famous Five – A New Musical, a collaboration between Chichester Festival Theatre and Theatr Clwyd, brings a fresh vibe that sees writer Elinor Cook and director Tamara Harvey concentra…

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