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Star 4 "an offbeat comedy that’s a charming ­alternative to the mass-produced fodder that clogs up many ­theatres at this time of year." Mail on Sunday full review here

“Scrooge would enjoy this; I can’t think of anyone who would sit there with a straight face” BBC Radio 4 Front Row Listen to full review by clicking here

"A little sprinkling of magical mischief" The Liverpool ECHO

"Ultimately uplifting" The Liverpool ECHO

"Charmingly entertaining" The Liverpool ECHO

"Has that Christmas feeling which wraps round you like a warm blanket" Liverpool Daily Post

"For those who believe in magic at Christmas, the show offers plenty of it" Liverpool Daily Post

"Unique and well-worth seeing" Click Liverpool

Absolutely superb, a wonderful cast and wonderful production” BBC Radio Merseyside

"A mad mixture of fun and madness" What's On Stage

"Slick acting, pinpoint sharp direction and an ingenious set" The Stage

"An enormously enjoyable production" The Public Reviews

"Superbly entertaining" Seven Streets

"No Wise Men brings songs, humour, wit and legerdemain to the table in spades, courtesy of a talented cast, mind-boggling set work and a heart in the right place" Seven Streets

"Really hits the festive spot" Made Up: On stage in Liverpool

"A mixed bag of jokes, fun, time travel, good humour, love and care, tradition, a bit of cheese and even the odd song, it’s a complete feelgood Christmas package" Made Up: On stage in Liverpool

"Delightful Christmas story for grown ups" Wirral Globe

"A sweetly-conceived, well-written and cleverly-produced show" Wirral Globe

"Hilarious" Chester Chronicle

" 4 stars" The Daily Mail

" A delight to behold" The Times


No Wise Men

Sat 3 Dec to Sat 15 Jan at the Playhouse

Evenings: Mon to Sat at 7.30pm (except 24, 25, 27 & 31 Dec, 1 & 3 Jan)

Previews: 2,3,4 & 6 Dec

Matinées: 2pm on 11, 18, 23, 24, 30 & 31 Dec, 8 & 15 Jan

Matinées: 1.30pm on 16 Dec, 6 & 13 Jan

Tickets: £10-£20

Age: 8+

Running time: 2hrs 15 mins (including an interval)

Audio Described performanceAudio Described: Thu 13 Jan at 1.30pm & 7.30pm

Captioned PerformanceCaptioned: Sat 15 Jan at 2pm 

First Time Friday: Fri 10 Dec at 6.30pm

AfterWords: Tue 14 Dec

Page to Stage: Thu 16 Dec at 10.30am

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  • NO WISE MEN cast ©Joel Chester Fildes
  • Clare Thomson, Javier Marzan, Milo Twomey, Annabelle Dowler © Sam Heath
  • NO WISE MEN_ Clare Thomson, John Nicholson and Milo Twomey  © Joel Chester Fildes
  • Annabelle Dowler, Javier Marzan, Milo Twomey, John Nicholson © Sam Heath
  • NO WISE MEN_ Helen Carter, Milo Twomey, Annabelle Dowler and Clare Thomson  © Joel Chester Fildes
  • Annabelle Dowler, John Nicholson, Helen Carter, Milo Twomey, Javier Marzan © Sam Heath

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