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THEATRE REVIEW: Hanna ★★★★

Hanna Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham Monday 22nd January How would you feel if you found out that your child, the one you have raised for the first few years of your life, is not biologically yours? Well for Hanna, she finds this out the hard hard way with her three-year old Ellie, to which her real biological parents now want to meet. This is Hanna, PapaTango’s brand new production exploring parenting and how far you would go to protect the ones you hold dearest. Sophie Khan Levey shines in this one woman show that has you constantly gripped and one your toes throughout; it's like reading a book, where behind every page, a new twist or turn I introduced to make this beautiful story even more tense. Levey completely captures the innocence and sympathy which Hanna holds, especially when she imagines the other characters surrounding her. Without giving too much away, Hanna goes to great lengths to protect Ellie, so much as to become paranoid with every stranger she meets alo

THEATRE REVIEW: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child ★★★★

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Palace Theatre, London Wednesday 3rd January 2018 Being born into the world in the late 90’s and reading from the early 2000’s, I am unable to remember a time where Harry Potter wasn't a part of my childhood. Along with my siblings, I can remember buying battery powered wands and running round the house trying to zap each other, and though I watched all the movies starring Daniel Radcliffe as the wizarding boy, I was never a fully fledged fan, admitting right now that I am one of those people who haven't read the books. Cursed Child, the eighth book in the series and set 19 years after the events of Deathly Hallows, is a little different in the fact that instead of a film, writer J.K Rowling, alongside Jack Thorne (Junkyard), have brought the wizarding world of Hogwarts to life on stage at The Palace Theatre in Shaftesbury Avenue, to huge critical acclaim, and with nine Olivier Awards to Its name, it's the most anticipated productio