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  • Reading time • 8 minutesTheatre
  • A person in a black shirt looks down at a cardboard dog he's holding to his chest. Cardboard puppy steals hearts
    Reviews

    Cardboard puppy steals hearts

    4 July 2022

    Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s holiday production Hachiko: The Loyal Dog moves young writer Bethany Stopher with its bewitching cardboard creations.

    Reading time • 6 minutesTheatre
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www.jarradseng.com Kids' Gig Guide. A man in yellow sunglasses and a white shirt smiles as he holds up a small dog made from folded cardboard. What to SEE: Winter holidays kids’ gig guide 
    Kids

    What to SEE: Winter holidays kids’ gig guide 

    22 June 2022

    There’s no excuse for boredom in the July school holidays with a wealth of entertainment and activities around town for the young ones in your life. Check out the winter edition of our kids’ gig guide.

    Reading time • 7 minutesMulti-arts
  • Jesse Chester-Browne and Amy Yarham in a scene from Freeze Frame Opera's 'Hansel and Gretel'. Two actors dressed in khaki and green scout/guides uniforms look at a gumball machine. The glass bowl of the machine is filled with bright glowing strands of light and it is topped with a miniature gingerbread house Classic fairytale gets a modern twist
    Kids

    Classic fairytale gets a modern twist

    9 May 2022

    Freeze Frame brings opera to a new generation with a light-hearted performance of an old favourite Hansel and Gretel, writes young writer Bethany Stopher

    Reading time • 5 minutesOpera
  • Two men in blue t-shirts and jeans. One is wearing big round glasses and the other has a tall cone hat which is blue with gold stars Potter wizardry casts  chaotic spell
    Kids

    Potter wizardry casts chaotic spell

    21 April 2022

    Potted Potter is a completely silly attempt to condense the Harry Potter series into a 70-minute show, and junior reviewer Bethany Stopher is totally on board the Hogwarts Express for the hilarious ride.

    Reading time • 4 minutesTheatre
  • A man in a white shirt sits cross-legged on a mostly empty stage holding a telescope. Near him is an orange backpack. The scene is designed to look like space with an array of stars behind him Barking Gecko shines with child-like wonder
    Reviews

    Barking Gecko shines with child-like wonder

    20 April 2022

    Barking Gecko gets the balance just right in its latest production – a delightful daydream that brings out the child in us all, writes Claire Trolio.

    Reading time • 5 minutesTheatre
  • A smiling actor dressed as a young boy, in cap and striped tee-shirt, holds a white toy rabbit Puppeteers breathe new life into century-old rabbit
    Reviews

    Puppeteers breathe new life into century-old rabbit

    12 April 2022

    Spare Parts Puppet Theatre is celebrating the centenary of The Velveteen Rabbit with a cleverly staged adaptation of the much-loved story, writes our junior reviewer Bethany Stopher.

    Reading time • 5 minutesTheatre
  • How Wilbur got his wonder back
    Reviews

    How Wilbur got his wonder back

    12 April 2022

    Barking Gecko Theatre Company’s new show The Great Un-Wondering of Wilbur Whittaker impresses junior reviewer Jackson Davis with its special effects and positive message.

    Reading time • 4 minutesTheatre

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio