Category Archives: Behind the Arras Reviews

The Boy Who Climbed into the Moon – Derby Theatre

**** Written by David Almond, and staged by Theatre Alibi, this is a one set, one hour, production. The opinion of adults is irrelevant to a children’s production. Jacob, aged five years, and Harry, aged seven, both theatre veterans, accompanied … Continue reading

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The Boy Who Climbed into the Moon – Derby Theatre, 22nd/23rd February, A Preview

  A hugely inventive but simple story by David Almond, but produced by Theatre Alibi. Behind the Arras will be there on Friday morning to review it. The plot? Some pretty odd ideas are floating around Paul’s street. There’s Mabel, … Continue reading

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The Dead Sea – Derby Theatre, 24th Feb, 4pm – A Preview

This weekend, actor, playwright and Theatrician, Louise White brings her one woman environmental show to Derby Theatre as part of a nationwide tour. What should we expect? In her website, Louise explains a little bit more about herself: http://www.louisewhitetheatrician.com/about   … Continue reading

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The Wedding – Derby Theatre

**** This show is produced by the Gecko theatre company who specialise in physical theatre and whose director, Amit Lahav, has an international reputation in the form. I had tried to do some research beforehand, but uncovered precious little. Now, … Continue reading

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The Wedding – Gecko Theatre, Preview

“The Wedding” , a physical theatre piece,by Gecko theatre, who are based in Ipswich is touring nationwide, and this week comes to Derby Theatre. Highly acclaimed, I am not entirely sure what to expect, which is probably a good thing. … Continue reading

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Cinderella – Birmingham Hippodrome

***** Over a decade ago I was a balletphobic theatre goer. Traditional ballet and dance simply did not connect with me. I had tried, and failed, or maybe the shows had failed? Then I went to see Sir Mathew Bourne’s … Continue reading

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Private Lives – Derby Theatre

**** Written by Noel Coward some 88 years ago in 1930, “Private Lives” is a comedy of manners showcasing his trademark wordplay, badinage and wit. Performed by the London Classic Theatre Co, this is Director Michael Cabot’s first foray into … Continue reading

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