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The Boy Who Fell Into a Book review a knockout mix

Alan Ayckbourn's tale of fiction coming to life makes an inspiring leap from page to stage.

Clare Brennan | The Guardian

The Boy Who Fell Into a Book review an engrossingly surreal spectacle

The musical version of Alan Ayckbourn's play for young people is an ideal introduction to the pleasures of reading and the power of the theatre.

Alfred Hickling | The Guardian

Around the World in Eighty Days, Royal Exchange Manchester, review

School’s out and in celebration the Royal Exchange is offering an exhilarating version of Round the World in Eighty Days which is as near to a sophisticated summer panto as could be imagined.

The Independent

Review: Hansel & Gretel and More Tales (Williamson Park, Lancaster)

Magical and rivals any Regent's Park production, says Michael Nunn of Hansel and Gretel and More Tales.

Michael Nunn | WhatsOnStage

Jacqueline Wilson: 'I would hate to be a teenager today'

Children's author Jacqueline Wilson is as passionate as ever, finds Julia Llewellyn Smith.

Julia Llewellyn Smith | The Telegraph

The Elephantom, New London - theatre review

This charming children's play uses the puppeteering prowess of the team behind War Horse to bring to life the tale of a young girl visited by a pesky phantom elephant.

Evening Standard | Lyndsey Winship

The Elephantom review the show goes off like a fireworks display

It's 15 minutes before there is an Elephantom in the room but the party animals are worth the wait in this fast-paced show.

Maddy Costa | The Guardian

The Elephantom , New London Theatre

New London Theatre: In this gentle yet spectacular children's play, a little girl, ably played by diminutive, shining-eyed Susan Harrison, is marginalised by her busy parents (Laura Cubitt and Tim Lewis), bound up in each other and their work. She...

Susan Elkin | The Stage

David Wood: 'children's theatre is the most important theatre'

David Wood is used to people asking him if he is jealous of the success of Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in the West End.

Lyn Gardner | The Guardian

In The Night Garden Live review squeals of delight, not just from the kids

Old Deer Park, Richmond, Surrey This staging of the Cbeebies classic has all the wonder of the TV show even if the gift-shop exit is eye-wateringly expensive It's a damp Saturday afternoon and, under an unpromising grey sky, Rachel, Jake and I are...

Morgan Feely | The Guardian