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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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