Tag: Panto

Review: Jack and the Beanstalk, The Central Theatre, Chatham by Anna Morell

Jack and the Beanstalk

Opening nights have a palpable excitement. A veritable crackle. And sometimes a warning, in song, about the big, tall, terrible, awesome, scary, wonderful giants in the sky, before a firework bang so loud you forget all about giants for a while, bedazzled by the appearance of the scatty Fairy Fuschia, who is giving Tunbridge Wells’…

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Review: The Smallest House Mouse And The Christmas Cat by Anna Morell

The Smallest House Mouse and the Christmas Cat

The children are ushered into the Edwardian parlour of the Moonbeam Hotel. And what’s that? A dog dusting? And a Scottish cat welcoming everyone in? Whose bright idea even is this? Santa’s, that’s whose. He set up The Christmas Cat and dog in this astonishing place to look after something quite special – magical moonbeams,…

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Theatre Review: Dick Whittington by Anna Morell (4 Stars)

Derek Griffiths as King Rat, Dick Whittington

For those now of a certain unaskable age, there is an untouchable triumverate of children’s TV presenters: Bernard Cribbins, Floella Benjamin and Derek Griffiths. To see Griffiths stride out on stage is enough to spark any 40-something’s inner six year-old into bellowing the boos he demands as King Rat, Dick Whittington’s long-tailed nemesis in this…

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Review: ‘The Timid Hedgehog’, by Anna Morell

  • Posted by Anna Morell
  • Kids / Theatre
The Timid Hedgehog

There is something magical about interactive children’s theatre, as though you have stepped right into the page, or through the picture frame. And that’s the magic of The Brook’s Christmas shows for very young children – they are part of the story, helpers and heroes, this year, along with their new-found friend, ‘The Timid Hedgehog’….

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