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Flat Stanley review classic kids' book becomes wonderfully wonky musical

This show based on Jeff Browns offbeat novel is loud, colourful and cleverly designed.

Chris Wiegand | The Guardian

Fantastic Mr Fox review a cardboard production comes to life

An initially flat musical version of the Roald Dahl story becomes spellbinding once the puppets begin to interact with the audience.

Miriam Gillinson | The Guardian

Review: Fantastic Mr Fox, Little Angel Theatre

It is such a rewarding experience going to the theatre with children. Tucked in the back on your own, being a 20-something in a small studio of what seems like a flood of kids can seem pretty daunting.

A Younger Theatre | Camilla Gurtler

Fantastic Mr Fox , Little Angel Theatre, London

It opens as a decent but traditional puppet show, with levered stick puppets dancing above an arrangement not unlike a large-scale seaside puppet theatre.

Susan Elkin | The Stage

The Tiger Who Came to Tea theatre review roars when it should purr

This song-and-dance version of Judith Kerrs picture book gets lots of laughs but loses some of the charm of her original story.

Chris Wiegand | The Guardian

Charlie and Lola's Extremely New Play review gently knocks your socks off

Puppets prove just the ticket in this stage adaptation of Lauren Child's children's stories, complete with lost sausage dogs, pirates and big butterflies.

Andrew Pulver | The Guardian

I Believe in Unicorns review Michael Morpurgo's book comes alive on the stage

Vaudeville theatre, LondonThe many stories in Dani Parr's show cause initial grumbling in the stalls that gives way to delight as the set comes to lifeMy mission to turn my god-daughter Blue into a theatre buff is coming along nicely. In fact, when...

Miriam Gillinson | The Guardian

Feature: Sally Cookson – “we have to celebrate storytelling and imagination”

If you’re unfamiliar with the name Sally Cookson, it’s likely that you will at least be familiar with her work.

A Younger Theatre | Victoria Dyson

Aliens Love Underpants review one hour of pure, unadulterated silliness

An adaptation of Claire Freedman and Ben Cort's popular picture book is like children's TV in theatre form: colourful, loud, energetic and absurdly upbeat.

Miriam Gillinson | The Guardian

Hetty Feather, Vaudeville Theatre - theatre review: 'This stage version of Jacqueline Wilson’s immensely popular novel contains moments of charm and verve'

This stage version of Jacqueline Wilson’s immensely popular fictional creation contains moments of charm and verve, but is less emotionally charged than the big-hearted novel.

Evening Standard | Henry Hitchings