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Emilio Iannucci and Elizabeth Mary Williams in The Book of Dragons, Anthony Robling

The Book of Dragons

E Nesbit, adapted by Juliet Forster (York Theatre Royal at The Studio, York Theatre Royal).
Reviewer: Mark Smith

The cast of Mother Goose, Robert Day

Mother Goose

Paul Hendy (Sheffield Theatres and Evolution Productions at Sheffield Lyceum).
Reviewer: Velda Harris

Max Parker, Jonathan Broadbent, Rhiannon Wallace, Gabrielle Brooks and Andrew Langtree in The Wizard of Oz, Johan Persson

The Wizard of Oz

L Frank Baum with music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E Y Harburg (Sheffield Theatres at Crucible Theatre).
Reviewer: Velda Harris

Northern Ballet ensemble, Emma Kauldhar

The Little Mermaid

David Nixon, music by Sally Beamish (Northern Ballet at Leeds Grand Theatre).
Reviewer: James Ballands

Cora Kirk as Lucy and Peter Caulfield as Mr Tumnus, Birgit & Ralf Brinkhoff

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Devised by the company, based on the novel by C S Lewis (West Yorkshire Playhouse in association with Elliott & Harper Productions and Catherine Schreiber at Quarry Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse).
Reviewer: Mark Smith

Northern Ballet dancers in The Little Mermaid, Emma Kauldhar

The Little Mermaid

David Nixon, music by Sally Beamish (Northern Ballet at Sheffield Lyceum Theatre).
Reviewer: Velda Harris

Gemma Dobson (Sue), Taj Atwal (Rita) and James Atherton (Bob), Richard Davenport

Rita, Sue and Bob Too

Andrea Dunbar (Out of Joint, Octagon Theatre and the Royal Court at York Theatre Royal).
Reviewer: James Ballands

Joe Sample (Ken "Smudger" Smith), George Stagnell (Ken "Cookey" Cooke), Adam Bruce (Dennis "Hank" Haydock), Thomas Lillywhite (Albert "Bert" Barritt) and Carl Wylie (George "Merry" Meredith), Michael J Oakes

Bomb Happy

Helena Fox (Everwitch Theatre, Helmsley Arts Centre and York Normandy Veterans at Square Chapel, Halifax).
Reviewer: James Ballands

Kathleen Yore (ice cream seller), Odd Doll

Seaside Terror

Adam Z Robinson, Kathleen Yore and Rebekah Caputo (Odd Doll and Littlemighty at Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds).
Reviewer: James Ballands