Medusa: Topical and Ambitious, with Mixed Results

Tuesday 31st October, 2017 at Leeds Carriageworks Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Proper Job Theatre Company's Medusa (a co-production with Square Chapel Arts Centre) is a prime example of a fearless piece of adaptation which is a slow burner and lands somewhere between impressively ambitious and over- ambitious. The narrative presented is certainly emotive, telling the version of... Continue Reading →

Finding Joy: A Deeply Moving Story in a World Without Words

Thursday 12th October 2017 at the Carriageworks, Leeds. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Vamos Theatre have been lifting spirits and breaking hearts with their full mask shows since 2006 and they are now the UK's leading full mask theatre company. They have audiences belly laughing and crumpling into tears through their adept and emotional physical storytelling which skilfully uses... Continue Reading →

You Magnificent Beast: Proudly Dirty as Muck

Saturday 7th October 2017, at Harrogate International Centre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ You Magnificent Beast is the third stand up tour of Greg Davies, and it doesn't disappoint. This self proclaimed 'very dirty boy' begins by pre-warning us of our responses depending on our preferred Greg Davies projects; apparently, as a fan of Cuckoo in particular, I was... Continue Reading →

(The Fall of) The Master Builder: Brilliantly Constructed

Wednesday 4th October, 2017 at West Yorkshire Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Zinnie Harris' (the fall of) The Master Builder is a brilliantly crafted tale of darkness and revelations which is dotted with misleading charm and laughter. Considered by creators to be 'more a response than a version' of Ibsen's original work, this play feels modern and fiery.... Continue Reading →

Avenue Q: Warped & Wanton

Thursday 28th September 2017 at Leeds Carriageworks. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx's Avenue Q is famed for its devilish take on children's puppetry and Diva Productions definitely deliver the laughs with their take on the show. With book by Jeff Whitty, Avenue Q boasts quick fire comedy, visual gags and a delightfully warped take... Continue Reading →

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 →

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