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Monthly Archives: February 2009

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The BSC companies should be feeling very proud of themselves this week. Three more 4 star reviews appeared today for Whales and Jungle Book – and as the Whales review put it “BSC have done it again”. Six rave reviews in two days for all three shows. Big congrats to all the actors and technical [...]
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It’s good to get three 4 star reviews on the same day. Two reviews for Frightful First World War, our new HORRIBLE HISTORIES show which is currently in Coventry, and another for The Jungle Book, which this week is in Cardiff, as it nears the end of its 7 month tour. The Guardian were in [...]
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Ian Tilton’s fabulous photos of HORRIBLE HISTORIES are up on the site! Well done Ian for a great shoot!
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I love it when the BSC is at the top of its game! With Why the Whales Came, The Jungle Book, the newly opened Horrible Histories and the forthcoming tour for Skellig, the company is riding high! Well done to everyone for working wonders on these fabulous shows!
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Horrible Histories

A fantastic start to HORRIBLE HISTORIES WW1 and WW2. One teacher could hardly speak at the end of WW2, she was so choked. The children were rapt throughout and beautifully involved. It just shows, in this age of pop musicals and TV off-shoots, that children can still be utterly entranced by well-told stories about ordinary [...]
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Why the Whales Came

It’s lovely to get an email like this: I accompanied a school party from St John’s school in Lacey Green, Bucks. I just had to say I thought the performance of Why the Whales Came was truly magnificent. I thought it mesmerising and somehow haunting and was grateful that my child amongst others had been [...]
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Age Concern

It’s coming up to the first anniversary of my weekly visits to an elderly woman living in my local area. Elderly is the right word to use here – she is 98! I mention this because these weekly visits have been amongst the most rewarding and important hours of my life. If you are at [...]
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I must admit I despaired when the news came through at 6pm on Monday that Birmingham City Council had decided to close all its schools on Tuesday – the day after the snow fall! Do they never learn? I looked out the window at midnight and there was no snow falling. I looked out the [...]
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