The Weir: A Waiting Game

Saturday 23rd September 2017 at Harrogate Theatre ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Conor McPherson's The Weir has enjoyed glowing praise since its debut twenty years ago. The piece won the 1997 Olivier Award for Best New Play and the Daily Telegraph declared it to be 'One of the best plays of the past century'. Featuring the likes of Brian... Continue Reading →

WOKE: Feminism & Fatherhood Through the Lens of a Beatboxing MC

Wednesday 20th September 2017 at West Yorkshire Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The word on the lips of those leaving the theatre yesterday was 'clever'. 'He's so clever' - 'wasn't that so cleverly done' - and they were absolutely right. The observations and insights of this 'conscious MC', Testament, combined with his mind-bending musical talent is brilliant as... Continue Reading →

You’ve Changed: Uniquely Insightful & Full of Character

Tuesday 19th September 2017 at West Yorkshire Playhouse ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 'Do you know...' says Kate O'Donnell, throughout You've Changed, a Trans Creative and Contact co-production. In fact, so often does this line appear that you begin to feel that you simultaneously have no clue while also being acutely aware that you are gaining a great wealth... Continue Reading →

Queen of Chapeltown: A Tale of Two Well-Spun Threads

Wednesday 13th September 2017 at a West Yorkshire Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Colin Grant's Queen of Chapeltown, written in celebration of the 50th year of the Leeds West Indian Carnival, offers a unique insight into the origins of one of Leeds' defining features. Based on the accounts of founders and attendees, this drama centres around identity and... Continue Reading →

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Strong Rendition of a Shakespeare Classic

Friday 8th September 2017 at Leeds Carriageworks. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This co-production of Shakespeare's wonderful magical farce from Bite My Thumb and Northern Spark Theatre is a bit of a slow burner which ends on a great high note. In brief, the story follows young lovers Hermia and Lysander who run away into an enchanted forest to... Continue Reading →

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas: A Beautiful Education in the Art of Ballet

Wednesday 6th September 2017 at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I don't profess to know much, or anything at all, for that matter, about ballet. But I do know this: Northern Ballet's production of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is a beautiful thing to behold. John Boyne's The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is... Continue Reading →

Interview: West End Wilma

According to the immensely popular theatre site, 'westendwilma.com is the mother/son blogging venture that has been taking over London’s theatre scene for the last five years' - the team cover news, reviews, interviews, awards, competitions, tickets and merchandise - proving that an impressive amount of ground can be covered in just five years. Ed Baker,... Continue Reading →

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