Barber Shop Chronicles: Fresh, Compelling and Important

Thursday 13th July 2017 at West Yorkshire Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Written by Inua Ellams and directed by Bijan Sheibani, Barber Shop Chronicles (a co-production of West Yorkshire Playhouse, the National Theatre and Fuel) is a rare kind of production; one which explores uncovered ground, exposes unseen environments with insight and offers something genuinely fresh and compelling.... Continue Reading →

Oddsocks’ Romeo & Juliet: Capulet Rockers and Montague Mods…

Tuesday 11th July 2017 at RHS Harlow Carr, Harrogate. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Well, Oddsocks have gone and done it again! Approaching one of Shakespeare's most famous plays, Romeo and Juliet, they decided, naturally, to frame the whole story as a Mods and Rockers themed farce. Does that work? Well, yes actually! In the beautiful outdoor setting of... Continue Reading →

Unspoken: Shining a Light on Living with a Stammer

The Carriageworks (studio), Leeds. Saturday 8th July, 2017. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Unspoken, from Leeds Arts Centre, is an important piece of new writing; Neil Rathmell and Trudy Stewart have produced the play under the guidance of members of the local stammering community and the British Stammering Association. The drama draws attention to a sector of society not... Continue Reading →

Interview: Paper Creatures Theatre

Paper Creatures Theatre are a new company on the London fringe scene; focusing on new writing, millennials and 'simple, compelling, bold stories', they are making their debut with the comedy drama 'Flood', by Tom Hartwell. The production will run at the Tristan Bates Theatre from July 31- August 5 as part of the Camden Fringe... Continue Reading →

West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Autumn/Winter Season Launch: Top Picks

'West Yorkshire Playhouse's Autumn/ Winter 17 Season is a vibrant collection of diverse stories from across the world, retold by exceptional theatre makers.' -WYP It's official: West Yorkshire Playhouse has a very exciting Autumn/winter season planned... I went along to their launch event yesterday and found myself very impressed with the line-up; the season is... Continue Reading →

Gypsy: Disappointing

Thursday 29th June, 2017 at the Grand Opera House, York. ⭐️⭐️ While Pick Me Up Theatre's Gypsy features some fine talent in Maren Fagerås Nævdal, playing Louise, and Maya Tether, playing Dainty June, it doesn't have enough to support a fatally under-rehearsed production. The talented pair play the pawns in their mother's game of chess... Continue Reading →

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