Category: Kids

WOW’s Anna Morell interviews Su Pollard

Su Pollard

Best known as Hi-De-Hi’s Peggy, Su Pollard has actually carved out a far longer career as one of pantomime’s finest and funniest wicked queens. Anna Morell caught up with her to find out just how wicked she really is. AM: You’ve been doing wicked queen roles since 2002… SP: Yes, I ‘spose I must have been…

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Theatre review: Mr Popper’s Penguins (5 stars)

  • Posted by Anna Morell
  • Kids / Theatre
Mr Popper's Penguins

Forget Jim Carrey. This charming production of ‘Mr Popper’s Penguins’ is based very much on the 1938 book, set in the spic and span, just-so, suburban idyll of Stillwater, full of proper chaps with proper moustaches, what-ho bonhomie and utilitarian beauty – all proper wooden stepladders and pristine linen. No buying up bits of Central…

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Review: The Moscow State Circus, by Anna Morell

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Along with the Chinese State Circus, the Moscow State Circus sits a ring above other UK touring circuses for luxe and production values. The Moscow’s big top is climate-conditioned, carpeted, has plush velvet seats and a fully licensed bar (serving, of course, a black Russian if you fancy)…

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Rochester LitFest 2016: Written Worlds, Inspiring Places 1-9 October

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Amidst the usual creative writing workshops, Cafe Crawl and author talks this year, the RLF has a wonderful day of craft activities planned for all ages on Oct 8. ‘The Turtle Moves‘, inspired by Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series, sees a Juvenile Crafters’ Guild appear, as if by magic, in Rochester’s Community Hub, where you can…

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bOing! 2016 Kent’s International Family Festival Sat 27 & Sun 28 August

Chagall’s goat; a magical luminarium; the tale of Pinocchio in dance and films chosen by Mark Kermode – all this is on offer and more at Canterbury’s Gulbenkian over two glorious days at the end of August. WOW’s editor Emma Dewhurst asked LIZ MORAN, Director of Gulbenkian and founder and Artistic Director of bOing!, to tell us all about it.

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