Let’s Talk Understudies…

I have a gripe. It’s about understudies. No, it’s not about the debate of whether or not we should be less enthusiastic about finding ourselves seeing understudies. Nor is it about whether or not we should openly express disappointment when leads are off. It’s not even about the furore surrounding understudies announcing when they’ll be... Continue Reading →

The House on Cold Hill: Modern Spooks

Tuesday 30th April 2019 at Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera House. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Peter James’ spooky novel The House on Cold Hill takes to the stage in an adaptation by Shaun McKenna. It features a strong cast and seeks to scare the masses with a hyper-modern all round approach. It’s most definitely a tough gig to... Continue Reading →

A Brave Face: A Darker Side of Vamos

Saturday 27th April 2019 at the Carriageworks, Leeds. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A Brave Face is Vamos’s latest work and it stands out primarily as a play much darker than its predecessors. It’s also much more subtle and thought-provoking in its ambiguity and dramatic ending. The play is based on two years of research with ex and serving... Continue Reading →

Handbagged: We Are Much Amused

Wednesday 24th April 2019 at York Theatre Royal. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Moira Buffini’s comedy announces itself as a work of great parody as soon as HRH enters with a mischievous glint in her eye just in time to interrupt and deflate a fiery speech from Margaret Thatcher. You see, Thatcher is conspiring to get a chair brought... Continue Reading →

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