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REVIEW: The Book Thief musical (World Premier)

Updated: Jun 3

Octagon Theatre, Bolton

13 October 2022


The Book Thief musical

The Book Thief musical is a thoroughly well written and acted piece of theatre. It's one thing to read about the horrors of World War II and the holocaust, but to see a line of Jews, with their yellow badges, being marched in line just a few feet from your face, is unforgettable and incredibly powerful.

The staging at The Octagon is atmospheric and the songs are good! The narrative moved along at pace and all the key points from the book are covered.

I loved the book by Markus Zusak though there's no getting away from it - it is a sad book - but it's handled beautifully here by Jodi Picoult.

The child actors are astonishing. In particular Bea Glancy, take a bow.

The Book Thief, Bolton Octagon Theatre
The Book Thief cast

📚 I did not fully review this show as my trip was just for pleasure, but I do have lots more pics and videos on my Instagram.

REVIEW: The Book Thief musical

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