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Jina and the Stem Sisters (Susan Elkin reviews)

Jina and the Stem Sisters continues at the Little Angel Theatre, London until 1 May 2022.

Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩

I first saw and reviewed this show a year ago, one of the very few I agreed to critique digitally. It’s interesting, therefore, to see it live now.

Rachel Barnett-Jones’ story gives us a little girl (pretty, earnest, feisty puppet) who wants to be a scientist. Lost in a wood she meets a series of inspiring female scientists from the past, each of whom gives her a gift – in the manner of the fairies at Sleeping Beauty’s Christening.

Thus, by the end, she is ready to embark on her career armed with curiosity, persistence, creativity, courage and open-mindedness. And we’ve enjoyed some sparky songs.

The Marie Curie song – a delightful G&S-type patter song in minor key …

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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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