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Sunday, July 3, 2022

‘Two spectacular performances’: Switch_MCR Double Bill – Manchester ★★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

Switch_MCR are a Manchester-based theatre company creating new and exciting accessible work. The company was founded by Royal Exchange Young Company members and is now one of the biggest ind…

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Sunday, June 26, 2022

‘Some shows are just meant to be experienced in bigger numbers’: Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula The Sea Witch – Underbelly Festival ★ by Fairy Powered Productions

Underbelly Festival is currently home to Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch and promises to be brimming with dark comedy, blue eyeshadow and a myriad double entendres.

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Thursday, June 23, 2022

‘Be prepared to laugh & cry’: DIVERSIFICATIONS – Old Red Lion ★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

Life is complicated, relationships especially so, and Natalie Ekberg’s new play Diversifications at the Old Red Lion offers valuable insights into how the decisions we make can affect both.

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Sunday, June 19, 2022

’An extraordinary debut’: THE BLUE HOUSE – Blue Elephant Theatre ★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

The trio of characters in Gaia Fay Lambert’s beautiful debut play The Blue House at the Blue Elephant Theatre live in the same house but are all crippled by loneliness and grief. Lambert…

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Friday, June 17, 2022

‘There are some fascinating stories here’: OFFSIDE – Touring ★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

Women’s football today and in the past is the basic framework for Sabrina Mahfouz and Hollie McNish’s play Offside, but mental health, intrusive journalism, racism, coming out, parenting…

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Sunday, June 12, 2022

‘Offers spectacle & wonder in every musical number’: ANYTHING GOES – Touring & London by Fairy Powered Productions

Featuring Oliver Award-winning talent in the form of Denis Lawson and Simon Callow, as well as musical theatre royalty such as Kerry Ellis and Bonnie Langford, this energising performance of…

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Wednesday, June 8, 2022

‘The ultimate feel-good comedy’: SOME MOTHERS DO ‘AVE ‘EM – Touring ★★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

The ultimate feel-good comedy, Some Mothers Do ’Ave ’Em is wonderfully entertaining with gags galore and innuendos, matched with a great script and a brilliant and talented cast.

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Monday, June 6, 2022

‘A refreshingly unsensational play about consent & coercion’: THE COLLAB – The Space ★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

Written in response to revelations about social media influencers, and playing in the aftermath of the Heard/Depp trial by TikTok, Lauren Morley’s The Collab is a refreshingly unsensationa…

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Tuesday, May 31, 2022

‘Unashamedly energetic & in your face’: LEGALLY BLONDE – Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre ★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

Legally Blonde is the freshest, frothiest and funniest pick-me-up in theatre. With a wonderfully diverse company, Regent Park Theatre’s production is joyous from the opening chords.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

‘A memorably murderous evening out’: MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS – Chichester ★★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

Murder On The Orient Express at Chichester Festival Theatre is first class entertainment, packed with mystery, intrigue and standout performances. A memorably murderous evening out, highly r…

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‘Laced with subtle morals, themes & messages’: NOW IS GOOD – Chester ★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

Directed by Joyce Branagh, Chester Storyhouse Theatre hosts the word premiere of Tim Firth’s brand new musical Now Is Good. In all, this play is something very different. It is laced with …

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

‘The storytelling is undeniably compelling’: Five Characters In Search Of A Good Night’s Sleep – Southwark Playhouse ★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

Five Characters In Search Of A Good Night’s Sleep tells you pretty much what you’re going to get as a quintet of older people mull over their lives while courting elusive sleep in a seri…

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Friday, May 13, 2022

‘Full of suspense’: THE END OF THE NIGHT – Park Theatre ★★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

Based on the incredible true story, The End of the Night takes place in the house of Felix Kirsten (Michael Lumsden), who has invited Nazi Heinrich Himmler (Richard Clothier) to meet with Je…

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Sunday, May 8, 2022

‘An extra special, female empowering watch’: THE CHER SHOW – Touring ★★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

So many female performers and creatives currently at the top of their game in a male-centric world. This makes The Cher Show an extra special, female empowering watch.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2022

‘Harper Lee’s beloved novel is in the safest of hands’: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD – West End ★★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

It is easy to see why this story of racial prejudice in 1930s Alabama made such an impact on Broadway in 2018 when Trump’s presidency swept aside any notions that these attitudes were cons…

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Saturday, April 16, 2022

‘The audience is swept up in a whirlwind of emotional twists & a macabre turn’: A GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL – Hope Theatre ★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

A group of college friends organise a reunion dinner. So far, so normal. One is busy cooking in the kitchen, three – including the ‘outsider’ Georgia, recently engaged to Chris – are…

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Tuesday, April 5, 2022

‘Great for the whole family, just don’t forget your tissues’: A MONSTER CALLS – Touring ★★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

A Monster Calls, which is based on the book of the same name, is an absolutely wonderful play about a boy as he struggles to come to terms with his beliefs about his mother, who is in the la…

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Sunday, April 3, 2022

‘An evening of escapism, wonder & joy’: HMS PINAFORE – Wilton’s Music Hall ★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

It’s not just the nice girls who love a sailor, everybody who has the chance to see this show will fall in love with the ridiculously talented crew of HMS Pinafore

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Saturday, March 19, 2022

‘Brilliant at representing how 19th-century issues are still relevant today’: PERSUASION – Touring ★★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

Adapted by Jeff James to combine 19th-century literature with modern-day music and clothing, this show takes two things that seem like polar opposites and smashes them together, creating a w…

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Sunday, March 6, 2022

‘This show is a true testament to all cast & creatives’: THE BOOK OF MORMON – Touring ★★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

We join Elders Price and Cunningham (Robert Colvin and Connor Peirson) as they try to speak to a tribe in Uganda and preach to them the word of God – the Book of Mormon.

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Monday, February 28, 2022

‘Part folk tale, part social commentary, completely absorbing’: THE BALLAD OF MARIA MARTEN – Touring ★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

The trial and execution of William Corder for the murder of Maria Marten caused a sensation, with thousands showing morbid curiosity.

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Sunday, February 27, 2022

‘An absolute must-see for anyone over the age of 13’: INSTRUCTIONS FOR A TEENAGE ARMAGEDDON – Southwark Playhouse ★★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

Can you imagine how difficult it must be for parents to lose a daughter at the age of 17? It must be absolutely heartbreaking. But what about her little sister?

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Friday, February 25, 2022

‘The bunny boiler is still as shocking as ever’: FATAL ATTRACTION – Touring ★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

In 1987, the film of Fatal Attraction was a shocking, erotic thriller that put “bunny boiler” into our everyday language.

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Wednesday, February 2, 2022

‘A powerful, intense & thought-provoking play of moral uncertainty’: DOUBT – Chichester ★★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

The story is told in 90 riveting minutes in conversations between just four actors who portrayed their characters with impeccable dynamism.

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Saturday, January 29, 2022

‘Some stories shouldn’t be adapted’: THE DA VINCI CODE – Touring ★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

I cannot understand why they decided to try to adapt the story of The Da Vinci Code to the letter. The novel did not fend well as a film and it appears to have suffered the same fate as a li…

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Friday, January 28, 2022

‘Warm, funny & unforgettable’: OPERATION MINCEMEAT – Southwark Playhouse ★★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

SpitLip’s comedy musical about one of the most insane World War II operations is a triumph.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

‘A fantastic night of debate to expand one’s mind’: FREUD’S LAST SESSION – King’s Head Theatre ★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

Sigmund Freud, one of the most renowned neurologists of his time, changed the way the world thinks with his views and published works on, love, god and sex.

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Friday, January 21, 2022

‘Breathtaking illusions & special effects’: BEDKNOBS & BROOMSTICKS – Touring ★★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

Based on the 1971 Disney movie, with the classic score by the Sherman brothers, Bedknobs and Broomsticks the musical is a captivating story about love and believing in yourself.

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Saturday, January 1, 2022

‘Captures the spirit of the era with aplomb’: FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE – Upstairs at the Gatehouse ★★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

My first thought when I heard that Five Guys Named Moe was coming to the Gatehouse was: how will all that song and dance work in such a small space? I needn’t have worried.

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Saturday, December 25, 2021

‘Venture into a world of adventure & fantasy’: THE LION, THE WITCH & THE WARDROBE – Salford ★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is the theatre adaptation of the first in the children’s book series, The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis.

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Friday, December 24, 2021

‘Disturbing & darkly funny, with two bravura performances’: CRATCHIT – Park Theatre ★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

Alexander Knott’s atmospheric take on A Christmas Carol places Bob Cratchit centre stage as familiar events from Dickens’ story are related to the audience through his eyes.

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