Category: Theatre

Theatre Review: ‘Buddy’ at the Orchard Theatre

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This is the best show I’ve seen at the Orchard Theatre this year. It was the night the music lived. The Buddy Holly Story, one so tragically short – I hadn’t realised how short – of a young man from Lubbock, Texas, delighting fans worldwide and having a huge influence on everyone from Dylan to…

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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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Theatre Review: Bugsy Malone at the Orchard Theatre

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For two weeks every summer, the Orchard Theatre is abuzz with the voices of young performers acting, singing and dancing. It’s the culmination of the year long Summer Youth Project overseen by the creative team, which offers youngsters the opportunity to participate in a professionally produced show at the prestigious theatre. This year, the chosen…

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Theatre review: Hairy Maclary and Friends (4 stars)

  • Posted by Anna Morell
  • Theatre
Hairy Maclary

Out of the gate, and off for a walk… Hairy Maclary is over 230 in dog years now, but still capturing the hearts of everyone he bounds up to. Very young British children rate the books on a par with Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s creations, but like the DVD, the live show has only…

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Preview: Canterbury Festival 2016 (15 October to 5 November): A mixed bag of delights!

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With over 200 events spanning three weeks this autumn, the Canterbury Festival will again bring music, performance, talks, science, visual art and walks to the forefront of this iconic cultural city in the heart of east Kent.   The popular Spiegeltent is returning for 2016, oozing glamour and vintage charm. With a change of location…

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