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Mr Stink (Susan Elkin reviews)

Mr Stink continues at the Chickenshed Theatre, London until 4 August 2018.

Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩

This show is the sort of cheery, uplifting stuff which sends you home with a spring in your step and a smile on your face. It’s inclusive. It’s diverse. And it’s fun.

David Walliams’ whimsical story about a rather unhappy little girl who befriends a tramp, thereby transformatively rehabiliating them both, is a good fit for Chickenshed with its “theatre changing lives” mission. And it was, apparently, Walliams himself who suggested that they do it following the success of last year’s The Midnight Gang.

Lou Stein’s version embellishes the basic story by adding …

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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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