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Evita leads a summer of must-see shows at the Orchard Theatre

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Bringing the West End to North Kent audiences for over 30 years, the Orchard Theatre has a blockbusting summer ahead, featuring music, drama and comedy for both adults and children. Evita takes us into June, with a storming opening night last night. Santa Evita, forever immortalised by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, was the…

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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: Blood Brothers at The Orchard Theatre

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If this was a Hollywood story, there would be a happy ending. You know, like The Parent Trap. But this isn’t Hollywood, it’s Willy Russell, and you’ll find no happy-ever-after here. Blood Brothers isn’t just heart-wrenchingly brilliant, it’s rip your heart out through your throat, stamp on it multiple times and then throw it under…

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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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