November theatre performances
After two successful reviews in October, November was another busy month for theatre performances.
Suzy Gill's debut play follows a family who are suddenly faced with the unexpected, when, at 6 months, their daughter Lily is diagnosed with a rare neurological condition with potentially life-changing consequences.
Click here to read Mercedes' review.
The play tells the story of a young scientist by the name of Frankenstein, who breathes life into a gruesome body. Banished into an indifferent world, Frankenstein’s creature desperately seeks out his true identity, but the agony of rejection and a broken promise push him into darkness.
Isabelle said: "I had a wonderful time at the theatre and enjoyed the performance very much."
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This frighteningly funny and delightfully spooky retelling of Oscar Wilde's comic novel is bought to life with spine-tingling magic, spectacular illusions and ghoulish effects, following Mr and Mrs Otis and their boisterous children, as they arrive from America and move into Canterville Chase.
Esther Said: "Thank you for this amazing opportunity, I really enjoyed the show."
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The play follows the life of Richard III. The battle scars from the Wars of the Roses are yet to heal but that’s not going to deter power-hungry Richard. The crown should be his and no one is going to stop him from getting it: not the King, his own wife, or the Princes in the Tower.
Click here to read Georgina's review.
The Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith was the next to offer us tickets to a show and very generously gave us ten tickets, for our Young Reporters and their guests, to see Cinderella.
Their modern day version of Cinderella focuses on a more inclusive pantomime, with many of the traditional elements thrown in too. Expect the usual Lyric twist on Wicked Stepmothers, Ugly Stepsisters, pumpkins, mice and more.
The five winners were Kinnary Patankar and Tahmina Sayfi from The Henrietta Barnett School, Maleehah Laher from Tolworth Girls' School, Tara Bradbury from Notre Dame School and Yasmin Burt from Lady Eleanor Holles.
Following a sold-out run in 2018, Ian Rickson’s exquisite production of Brian Friel's masterpiece returns. Ciarán Hinds reprises his critically acclaimed role of patriarch and schoolmaster, Hugh, whose livelihood and culture are at risk.
Adam said: "I very much enjoyed the performance. The current production demonstrates that we may yet have much to learn from the classics of literature."
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This brand new musical brings a tale from Scandinavian folklore to life with puppetry, original music and a sprinkling of pixie magic and follows the life of Charlie and her dad when they move to a farm from the city.
Click here to read Ananya's review.
Thank you so much to all the theatres who offered us tickets for our reporters.