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The Wizard of Oz is a joyously ridiculous story enshrined in kitsch pop culture – a family favourite that’s essentially about learning never to...

The Nutcracker, with its sense of childhood wonderment, magic at midnight and corps of shimmering snowflakes, is the Christmas staple of the ballet world....

Don’t kids just say the funniest things? Well, maybe not in Tim Etchells and Forced Entertainment’s show That Night Follows Day – or if...

While David Edgar’s take on A Christmas Carol plays on the Royal Shakespeare Company’s main stage, the Swan is home to Shakespeare’s (and most...

Adapting their 2011 movie Killing Bono – itself an adaptation of music critic Neil McCormick’s only-slightly-bitter memoirs – writers Dick Clement and Ian La...

Part of Antony McDonald’s brief from director of the Royal Opera Oliver Mears in creating his new, self-designed staging has been to produce something...

Alun Armstrong’s Edward is retiring after 45 years at the same comprehensive school - a career which included doling out strokes to rule-breaking boys...

On stage and screen, Christmas tends to look a certain way: twinkling tree, glistening turkey, picture-perfect nuclear family. The new seasonal show from Contact...

The popularity of L Frank Baum’s fantasy world shows no sign of waning, with at least three Oz adaptations being staged in the North...

The rock and roll panto format as become a seasonal fixture at the Stafford Gatehouse. This year’s offering is as pop-tastic as ever. Musically, the...

Miranda’s world is dark. Beyond early hints at an abusive dad, and a nan who endured hardship as an immigrant and is now dying,...

Christopher Biggins arrives on stage as Widow Twankey in a cake emblazoned with a great 20 and the curtain call ends with a round...
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