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Alan Bennett’s The Habit of Art

Liverpool PLayhouse
https://www.everymanplayhouse.com/

October 23-27; on tour until December 1

3*

Take two famous actors playing two famous actors playing two famous people… complicated enough but you also have Alexandra Guelff dazzling in the disparate roles of ditsy George, the enthusiastic but rather inept Assistant Stage Manager who then, incongruously and inconsistently, rises to the

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The Lovely Bones

September 25 – October 6

On tour until November 17

Everyman
https://www.everymanplayhouse.com/

4*

The Lovely Bones

No, it isn’t relevant but I just couldn’t resist googling Charlotte Beaumont to see how old she is – her portrayal of 14 year old Susie Salmon is all the more impressive. You would swear she really is a stroppy teenager, just becoming aware of burgeoning sexuality,

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The Full Monty

September 24-29

On tour until May, 2019

Storeyhouse, Chester

www.storyhouse.com

4*

The good, the bad and the ugly – the unfit, the infirm and the overweight, and unemployed, what on earth makes these men think they could be 1970’s Sheffield’s answer to the Chippendales? Question is, whose bright idea is it? That’d be Gaz, the ringleader….

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July 25

Settle Sessions 2018 Poetry Competition

You are invited to submit a poem or poems; maximum length per poem of 40 lines.

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August 9

Second Light Competition

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NAWGFest 2018

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NAWGFest 2018

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Swallows and Amazons

Until August 26

Storeyhouse, Chester

www.storyhouse.com

3*

It’s a wonderful thing, children’s imagination, truly fantastic, and boundless. And for adaptations of this book, you certainly need to channel your inner child. That said, last time I saw a production, it was set in the attic; this, written by the acclaimed Bryony Lavery, has the undoubted advantage of

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The Big I Am

Until July 14

Everyman
https://www.everymanplayhouse.com/

3*

Peer Gynt? I know nothing.

And to be honest, not much wiser now except I don’t believe I should like to know him, for a worse anti-hero you are unlikely to meet. That he has

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Shrek: The Musical    

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June 13-23

On tour until January 6

4*

What a pantomime – is it really possible for such a transformation, to make a cartoon film into a successful musical? Hell, yes. After all, if somebody can run the gamut from nun to doctor’s wife to royalty… Princess Fiona has you wanting to google another word for ‘feisty’, and you’re full of

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A Little Night Music

May 5-July 8

https://www.storyhouse.com/

4*

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Some people may feel that a musical is a lot of songs interrupted by the plot whilst others suspect it’s the plot which has t o endure people bursting into song all over the place. Sondheim, bless him, always seems to get it right, perhaps not least in

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