Author: Fran Yeoman
When after 15 minutes a six-year-old Snow White in the adjacent seat politely enquires as to whether she can have a sandwich, you know that the current iteration of Disney on Ice is not quite as captivating as it might be.Read the full story..
Stage adaptations of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s hugely popular children’s books are so ubiquitous these days that they should probably be categorised as their own sub-genre of theatre.Read the full story..
Full disclosure: I have not in fact seen the Oscar-winning film on which Little Miss Sunshine the musical is based.Read the full story..
The average Just So parent, judging by appearances, is of approximately the correct vintage for Glastonbury 1997 to be a resonant pop culture reference.Read the full story..
Full disclosure: I have emotional skin in the game here.Read the full story..
There are productions for which the business of rating by stars can feel reductive. This is one of them.Read the full story..
Foolhardy, perhaps, for an establishment called Titanic to describe anything as a launch.Read the full story..
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