Woolworths was the biggest casualty in this period with 820 stores and 30,000 staff and BHS the second largest.
These figures are based on the CRR's own research over this period. Legal Note: this listing of UK retailers who went into receivership between 20 is based on research carried out at the time and our understanding of their business affairs then.
Its Christmas production of Pinocchio, which claims to be suitable for ‘brave eight-year-olds and above’, is a gloomily lit grind with a confusing storyline, slow start, middling special effects and menacing giant puppets.
It all ends with the message that pain is good for you. This two-and-a-half hour show, written by Dennis Kelly, includes songs from the 1940 Walt Disney cartoon of Pinocchio.
The nose-stretching when Pinocchio tells lies is, like other tricks, conducted in a half-light. The most successful illusion comes with the sea scene, when Geppetto is found in the belly of a whale.
The few children near me on Wednesday night seemed rigid with boredom. This two-and-a-half hour show, written by Dennis Kelly, includes songs from the 1940 Walt Disney cartoon of Pinocchio.
They include When You Wish Upon A Star, Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee and I’ve Got No Strings Joe Idris-Roberts’s bland Pinocchio is accompanied by his conscience Jiminy Cricket (left), who is here a female metropolitan with allergies and an obsession about cleanliness.
Its innards echo like the car deck of a cross- Channel ferry.
With the opening-night audience for the large part under-gripped, a few, desperate laughs were raised in a discordant Pleasure Island scene by a Scottish girl shouting her way through repeated lavatorial jokes.
It is almost as if the producers are embarrassed to be associated with anything as sugary and (brilliantly) commercial as the Disney film. He is visited by the Blue Fairy and she gives him magic wood from which he carves a boy puppet.