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Isabella James

Isabella James

Isabella has worked in youth arts for over 10 years and specialises in creating and directing children’s theatre. As well as running drama workshops in schools she also performs in touring educational productions. She is currently studying Arts Management at Birkbeck University and writing a Novel aimed at Young Audiences.

Goldilocks and the Three Musketeers
05 Dec
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Isabella James

Review: GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE MUSKETEERS at Battersea Arts Centre, London

Goldilocks and the Three Musketeers The Sleeping Trees comedy pantomime is a must-see event every Christmas for me. This year was no exception.

Goldilocks and The Three Musketeers is a brilliant mash-up of children’s stories pulled together with energetic performances, comedy songs and bizarre theatrics.

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Matilda The Musical
12 Sep
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Isabella James

Second Look: MATILDA at Cambridge Theatre, London

Matilda The Musical Now in its eighth year in London’s West End, Matilda the Musical has brought in some new cast members to tell the story of Roald Dahl’s popular child genius and does so in a rather ingenious way. Adapted for the stage by Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics from the Australian comedian Tim Minchin, this musical has been a massive success since it opened at the RSC in 2010.

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Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain – Part Four
11 Aug
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Isabella James

Review: HORRIBLE HISTORIES - BARMY BRITAIN at The Apollo Theatre, London

Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain – Part Four Barmy Britain is the latest Horrible Histories live show based on the popular children’s books by Terry Deary and the hugely successful BBC TV show.

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Peter Pan - Troubadour White City
27 Jul
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Isabella James

Review: PETER PAN at Troubadour White City Theatre

Peter Pan - Troubadour White City This co-production from The National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic stays very true to J.M. Barrie’s story of a young boy who refuses to grow-up. An ensemble cast of musicians and dancers thrust Peter Pan and Wendy into a colourful Neverland with a creative design and stunning aesthetic.

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Fast Love
27 May
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Isabella James

Review: FAST LOVE at Theatre 503

Fast Love Fast Love follows the life story of Rory from bursting out of the womb to a party-popping fanfare right up until his much less ceremonious quarter century crisis. Rory realises he is gay aged 7 years old when he develops a crush on his bully/best-friend. He speaks candidly to the audience about his first sexual experience with a girl; an awkward seven minutes in ‘heaven’ and then relives a heartbreakingly confusing encounter with an older boy from school in the backseat of his car.

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