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Thursday, July 4, 2019

A Midsummer Night’s Dream review at Shakespeare’s Globe – ‘heady summer treat’ by Theo Bosanquet

Mardi Gras has come to Shakespeare’s Globe. New associate director Sean Holmes’ inventive and colourful production is a heady summer treat. It

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Monday, July 1, 2019

Aesop’s Fables review at Unicorn Theatre, London – ‘ancient tales given a contemporary twist’ by Theo Bosanquet

It’s great to see new Unicorn Theatre artistic director Justin Audibert giving Aesop his due attention amid the seeming ubiquity of Messrs

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Cash Cow review at Hampstead Theatre, London – ‘fails to score points’ by Theo Bosanquet

With Wimbledon round the corner, this play about the parents of a tennis prodigy is well timed but ultimately proves more of

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

The Merry Wives of Windsor review at Shakespeare’s Globe, London – ‘lively, if uneven’ by Theo Bosanquet

The Merry Wives of Windsor has long been derided as one of Shakespeare’s weaker works. American critic Harold Bloom labelled it “Shakespeare’s

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Hell Yes I’m Tough Enough review at Park Theatre, London – ‘risible political satire’ by Theo Bosanquet

It has often been said that the current political omnishambles has rendered the art of satire dead. This risible offering from Ben

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Other People’s Money review at Southwark Playhouse, London – ‘an intriguing snapshot of an era’ by Theo Bosanquet

Written in 1989, Jerry Sterner’s Off-Broadway hit play is as 1980s as shoulder pads and Wham. The central character, played on screen

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Theo Bosanquet: Watching the story of my great-grandfather – and his 600 children – was an uncomfortable night at the theatre by Theo Bosanquet

My great-grandfather, Bertold Wiesner, is thought to have fathered more than 600 children, putting him close to Genghis Khan in the record

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Monday, April 15, 2019

Where is Peter Rabbit? review at Theatre Royal Haymarket – ‘reverent but dull staging of Beatrix Potter’s classic tales’ by Theo Bosanquet

While Beatrix Potter’s anthropomorphic tales have been adapted innumerable times, most versions struggle to replicate the unique charm of the original books.

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Friday, April 5, 2019

The Polar Bears Go, Go, Go! review at Unicorn Theatre – ‘enjoyable show for young children’ by Theo Bosanquet

Who doesn’t love polar bears? They’re amazing animals, pin-ups of the arctic amid the existential threat of melting icecaps. In this latest

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Monday, April 1, 2019

Cry Havoc review at Park Theatre, London – ‘intriguing, but didactic’ by Theo Bosanquet

There are some intriguing ideas underscoring American playwright Tom Coash’s study of a gay relationship in present day Cairo. Mohammed, fresh from

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Monday, February 4, 2019

Romeo and Juliet: Mad Blood Stirring review at the Albany, London – ‘bold and brisk’ by Theo Bosanquet

The question of whether to tamper with Shakespeare’s words in productions for young audiences is a big one. On the one hand

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Monday, January 21, 2019

Elmer the Patchwork Elephant review at Churchill Theatre, Bromley – ‘energetically performed’ by Theo Bosanquet

The tale of Elmer and his existential crisis has been entertaining very young children for 30 years, so he has packed his

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Thursday, December 20, 2018

Wow! It’s Night Time review at Little Angel Theatre, London – ‘enchanting’ by Theo Bosanquet

An owl has a nighttime adventure – as owls are wont to do – in this charming sequel to Wow! Said The

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Knitmas: A Winter Yarn review at Greenwich Theatre, London – ‘inventive, homespun show’ by Theo Bosanquet

There are a number of festive alternatives to panto for young children this year, and this homespun tale from SharkLegs is a

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Operation Ouch! review at Apollo Theatre, London – ‘engrossing live version of the popular CBBC show’ by Theo Bosanquet

For the uninitiated, Operation Ouch! is a CBBC show that offers a – literally – warts-and-all look at the human body. There’s

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Saturday, December 23, 2017

The Christmasaurus review at Eventim Apollo, London – ‘pop-infused festive fun’ by Theo Bosanquet

Since finding chart success with McFly, Tom Fletcher has carved out a career as a YouTube star, children’s author and all-round pop

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Once Upon a Snowflake review at Chelsea Theatre, London – ‘inventive, if convoluted’ by Theo Bosanquet

For all its tricks, the most enchanting sequence in this seasonal show from Paper Balloon involves simple hand puppetry with coats and scarfs

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The Snow Queen review at Polka Theatre, London – ‘an ode to storytelling’ by Theo Bosanquet

Mike Kenny’s version of The Snow Queen was written long before Frozen turned the story into a sugar-coated sibling yarn. One of

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Reluctant gamekeepers: why won’t theatremakers be critics? by Theo Bosanquet

Open the arts pages of any broadsheet newspaper and read a book review. Notice anything? It has likely been written by an

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