Carrie Hope Fletcher and the cast of The Christmasaurus at Eventim Apollo, London. Photo: Alistair MuirSince finding chart success with McFly, Tom Fletcher has carved out a career as a YouTube star, children’s author and all-round pop mensch. Now he’s brought his family and former bandmates together to present a somewhat ragged but nevertheless heartwarming musical version of his bestseller The Christmasaurus.
Scene from Once Upon a Snowflake at Chelsea Theatre, London. Photo: Paper BalloonFor all its tricks, the most enchanting sequence in this seasonal show from Paper Balloon involves simple hand puppetry with coats and scarfs provided by the audience. It’s a moment of throwaway improvisation, but had the young audience in raptures.
Tigger Blaizem George Wigzell and Isabella Chiam in The Snow Queen at the Polka Theatre, London. Photo: Bronwen SharpMike Kenny’s version of The Snow Queen was written long before Frozen turned the story into a sugar-coated sibling yarn. One of the most appealing things about the Polka Theatre staging is the chance to see a more faithful version of the Hans Christian Andersen original. Kenny emphasises the adolescent nature of Kai’s capture by The Snow Queen.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".