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THREATRE REVIEW: Wendy & Peter Pan ★★★★

Wendy & Peter Pan
RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
3rd December 2015
There comes a time which can be very rare these days, where you watch a performance which completely captivates you, from the full on laugh at moments right through to the gut wrenching scenes, that due to how engrossed you are, the performance takes you emotionally to another world, in this case full of magic, pirates, fairies and the art of flying, because Wendy & Peter Pan, running at the RSC Theatre in Stratford until 30th January, does exactly that, making you almost lose the track of time, as the action zooms past in a flash!
Right from the beginning you are thrown into the action as Michael, John and Tom are play fighting in the bedroom, before Wendy, Mother and Father all join on stage, and you really feel at this moment and how the scene progresses that this show is really only about one thing; Family. It throws Wendy right into the centre of the production as she learns what it's like to be grown …

THEATRE REVIEW: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe ★★★

The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
Birmingham REP Theatre
2nd December 2015
The latest adaptation brought to stage is C.S Lewis's The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, an instant Christmas classic for families all over the world, and a film that can also be seen on TV every year, and so it was a delight to see this adaptation in Birmingham as it was one of the most uplifting productions you could possibly see this Christmas period!
There are many reasons why this adaptation worked so perfectly, and I could easily talk about how wonderful the acting was, as it really was truly slick and brilliant, and I could also talk about how breathtaking the puppetry was throughout, which really complimented the gigantic scenery which really made you feel like you were transported to Narnia, but instead the thing that will stay with me from this experience is the audience.
A weird point I agree to have made, but when you have approximately 95% of the audience made up of school children, an…