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Puppetry

Who doesn’t love puppets? Sooty and Sweep, Punch and Judy… Even the Thunderbirds! Check out our reviews of productions which include our animated friends in this section.

Cell, The Cockpit – Review

Presented by Smoking Apples Theatre & Little Cauliflower Theatre Company ★★★★ Pros: Extraordinary puppetry creates a real affection for Ted and I followed his story with interest and emotion. Cons: Some slight prop mishaps disrupted the magic temporarily. Our Verdict: A refreshing and un-judgmental look at disability and the effect it has on someone’s life. Courtesy of Smoking Apples Theatre Within a maze of streets behind Marylebone station is The Cockpit Theatre. The entrance reminds me slightly of a school ...

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Blue, Pleasance Theatre – Review

Beccy Smith Directed by Darren East ★★★ Pros: Intimate setting, the original musical compositions and the beautiful, magical moments the show created. Cons: The performance was somewhat ephemeral, and both the narrative and the characters could have been stronger. In this instance, less might have been more. Our Verdict: A piece with great potential that needs further development in order to be truly immersive and captivating. Credit: TouchedTheatre Blue is an interactive mystery show that allows a small audience to ...

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War Horse, New London Theatre – Review

Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Nick Stafford Directed by Marianne Elliot and Tom Morris ★★★★★ Pros: A stunning play packed with emotion, talent and humanity. Cons: The ending moment perhaps lacked some of the emotion it had been built up to produce. Our Verdict: The play that theatre has been waiting for. Simply breathtaking. Credit: Brinkhoff/Mögenburg Michael Morpurgo wrote War Horse with the intention of telling the story of the First World War through the eyes of a horse, so that ...

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