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Burglar Bill (Susan Elkin reviews)

You know you’re winning with an early years show when the young children in the audience call out in cheerful, uninvited vociferous recognition of the characters on stage. Based on the 1977 picture book by from Janet and Allan Ahlberg which has achieved iconic status over at least two generations, Burglar Bill stars the nimble, natural Chris Yarnell as Bill, in his inevitable stripy t shirt. He sleeps during the day and burgles at night; in between he does little turns based on some of his loot. One hat leads to a gondolier moment and another to a bit of vaudeville …

Read the rest of this review via The Stage https://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/2016/burglar-bill-review-at-yvonne-arnaud-theatre-guildford/

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Susan Elkin Susan Elkin is an education journalist, author and former secondary teacher of English. She was Education and Training Editor at The Stage from 2005 - 2016
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