• Harriet Shepherd

November theatre performances

After two successful reviews in October, November was another busy month for theatre performances.

Out of The Dark, Rose Theatre Kingston

Mercedes van Niekerk from Notre Dame School was our first winner and she won tickets to see Out of The Dark at the Rose Theatre in Kingston-upon-Thames.


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.

Frankenstein at Richmond Theatre

Our next critic was Isabelle Ho from The Henrietta Barnett School, who won tickets to see Frankenstein at Richmond Theatre.


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."


Click here to read Isabelle's review.

The Canterville Ghost, Unicorn Theatre

The next theatre reviewer for November was Esther O'Neill from Newstead Wood School, who won tickets to see The Canterville Ghost at the Unicorn Theatre.


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."


Click here to read Esther's review.

Richard III, Shakespeare's Globe

Next up to review a performance was Georgina Featherston from Ursuline High School, who won tickets to see Richard III at Shakespeare's Globe.


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.


Cinderella, Lyric Theatre

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.


Click here to read Kinnary's review, here for Tahmina's review, here for Maleehah's review, here for Tara's review and click here for Yasmin's review.


Translations, National Theatre

Our next theatre reviewer for November was Adam De Salle from The John Roan School who won tickets to see Translations at the National Theatre.


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."


Click here to read Adam's review.

The Pixie and The Pudding, Little Angel Theatre

Our final theatre critic was Ananya Sinha from Tolworth Girls' School who won tickets to see The Pixie and The Pudding at the Little Angel Theatre.


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.

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