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CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE: Now linked up with Children’s Theatre Reviews in London – the premier website for this exciting and creative theatre (and shamefully mostly overlooked by the mainstream media)

CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE: Now linked up with Children’s Theatre Reviews in London – the premier website for this exciting and creative theatre (and shamefully mostly overlooked by the mainstream media)

Children’s Theatre Magazine is linking up with the premier website for all things children’s theatre. Edited by Flossie Waite Children’s Theatre Reviews aims to: start conversations about children’s theatre; offer good quality, intelligent criticism; encourage attendance at children’s theatre; support accessibility to children’s theatre; and write about companies and productions that are often overlooked by the mainstream media. For […]

By April 12, 2018 Read More →
CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE – REVIEW: Some children were so enthused they attempted to join the cast of The Time Seekers in the performance area (as the actors embrace the audience with open arms and bandages)

CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE – REVIEW: Some children were so enthused they attempted to join the cast of The Time Seekers in the performance area (as the actors embrace the audience with open arms and bandages)

The Time Seekers. Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol. Ages 3-8 Inventive, improvisational and educational. The Wardrobe Theatre Ensemble and the Wardrobe Theatre’s production of The Time Seekers is noisy, necessarily anarchic and chaotic but it is also a well-constructed show that embraces the audience with open arms and indeed bandages. Gammo (Helena Middleton), Betty (Jesse Meadows) and […]

By April 3, 2018 Read More →
CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE – REVIEW: Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales keeps a full house engrossed (but did the monkey over shadow Tiddler?)

CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE – REVIEW: Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales keeps a full house engrossed (but did the monkey over shadow Tiddler?)

Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales. Bristol Old Vic. Age 3+ There was an atmosphere of babbling tiny voices (coupled with the calming tones of parents trying to dampen down a growing sense of excitement) as the audience awaited the arrival of the cast of Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales. The Bristol Old Vic’s main house was […]

By February 16, 2018 Read More →
CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE – FEATURE: they’re posh, bad but gone wrong – why aren’t children afraid of theatrical pirates?

CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE – FEATURE: they’re posh, bad but gone wrong – why aren’t children afraid of theatrical pirates?

Are pirate captains really posh boys gone wrong? Harry Mottram sets sail to investigate the unscary world of pirates and children Shot, stabbed and made to walk the plank. Poor pirates. Abused by children from the moment they appeared in print and outwitted ever since. Peter Pan ran rings around Captain Hook, while Jim Hawkins […]

By January 26, 2018 Read More →
CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE – NEWS: Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales goes on tour (staged by the team behind Stick Man) Full tour dates listed)

CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE – NEWS: Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales goes on tour (staged by the team behind Stick Man) Full tour dates listed)

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales directed by Sally Cookson is currently on a marathon tour starting in Bromley and continuing until June when it ends in Bury St Edmunds. The production is by the team behind Stick Man Live, a play that has also visited theatres across the country in the last […]

By January 21, 2018 Read More →
CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE FEATURE: Twitter accounts to follow of producing companies

CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE FEATURE: Twitter accounts to follow of producing companies

Towards the end of 2014, Flossie Waite and her colleagues put together a list of children’s theatre-related Twitter accounts to follow on her website https://childrenstheatrereviews.com/ Last year they updated the list as the numbers have grown. The list includes individuals, venues, companies, festivals and organisations that are creating, supporting, presenting or writing about theatre for young […]

By January 19, 2018 Read More →
CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE: FEATURE: Must see dramas for literature students this spring

CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE: FEATURE: Must see dramas for literature students this spring

You can’t beat live theatre when studying a text for school says Harry Mottram. And he offers some productions of interest to schools this spring Students studying drama as part of English Literature GCSE and A Level courses have a number of shows to see at the theatre this year. Yes there’s been a row about […]

By January 18, 2018 Read More →
CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE: BOOK REVIEW The man who made a plea for puppetry to be recognised as an art form (back in the 1950s)

CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE: BOOK REVIEW The man who made a plea for puppetry to be recognised as an art form (back in the 1950s)

The History of the English Puppet Theatre. By George Speaight. First published in the 1950s and updated in 1990 this could seem an outdated volume on an aspect of theatre that had long since disappeared apart from at children’s parties and on TV. Since its reprint a quarter of a century ago puppetry has re-entered […]

By December 30, 2017 Read More →
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