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December theatre performances

After a very busy November, December offered us four more great performances for our Young Reporters to review.

Helen Woolf and Nikki Bentley in WICKED at The Apollo Victoria, photo by Matt Crockett

The first theatre winner was Josephine Shaw from Lady Eleanor Holles, who won tickets to see WICKED, The Musical at The Apollo Victoria.

WICKED tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two young women who first meet as sorcery students at Shiz University: the blonde and very popular Glinda and a misunderstood green girl named Elphaba. Following an encounter with The Wonderful Wizard, their friendship reaches a crossroads and their lives take very different paths.

This was an exciting opportunity, as it was the first time The Young Reporter Scheme has offered tickets for a West End musical.

Josephine said: "Thank you so much for the tickets! It was incredible and I had an amazing time!"

Click here to read Josephine's review.

The Ocean at The End of The Lane, National Theatre

Our next winner was Ariana Mokarrami from St Catherine's School, who won tickets to see The Ocean at The End of The Lane at The National Theatre.

Returning to his childhood home, a man finds himself standing beside the duck pond of the old Sussex farmhouse where he used to play. He’s transported to his 12th birthday, spring half term. When his dad was struggling to make ends meet and his friend Lettie claimed it wasn’t a pond, but an ocean…

Ariana Said: "Thank you for the amazing opportunity to see The Ocean at The End of The lane, it was absolutely incredible."

Click here to read Ariana's review.

The Snow Queen, Rose Theatre Kingston

The next theatre reviewer for December was Samantha Hardaker from Turing House School, who won tickets to see The Snow Queen at Rose Theatre, Kingston.

Tucked away in a long forgotten corner of the city is an orphanage. Here Gerda discovers that she is no ordinary teenager, but a Child of Magic, hidden from the reaches of the evil Snow Queen. When she shows her power to her best friend Kai, she unwittingly reveals their whereabouts. Kai is lured away, and Gerda must journey to the Frozen North into the Queen's clutches to save him.

Samantha said: "I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to see this fantastic show, and I applaud the cast and backstage crew on their magical performance."

Click here to read Samantha's review.

Me..., Little Angel Theatre

Our final theatre critic of 2019 was Amelie Klein from Gumley House School FCJ, who won tickets to see Me... at The Little Angel Theatre.

The world is a very big place, especially for a tiny baby penguin who is just finding her feet. The shimmering stars and glistening snow spin around our little hero, while the mountains tower high and the wind rushes to and fro. And although baby penguin may be small, her family know she’s the biggest thing of all.

Click here to read Amelie's review.

Thank you so much to all the theatres who donated us tickets in December and we look forward to posting about the upcoming shows in 2020.

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