Another England: Loudly Political

Monday 1st July 2019 at Harrogate’s Royal Hall (on the stage, in the round).  ⭐️⭐️ Little Cog and ARC are delivering important work with Another England, written and directed by Vici Wreford-Sinnott. It’s a story centred on marginalised characters in a broken society who are reflections of real marginalised groups in our screamingly fractured society.... Continue Reading →

Grease: The Beloved Classic Gets a Daring Make-Under

Wednesday 26th June 2019 at The Grand Theatre and Opera House, Leeds. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Director Nikolai Foster brings a ‘new’ Grease to audiences with this production. That is, he’s returning the story to its roots, pre-Hollywood and pre-shiny-Hollywood-friendly edits. So we’re back to the original, slightly grittier source with Book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs... Continue Reading →

Three Mothers: A Bold Statement

Thursday 20th June 2019 at Harrogate Theatre (Studio). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Our mucky political waters have caused much controversy and consternation and in Three Mothers Matilda Velevitch offers a moving and reactionary piece of theatre which explores refugee experiences. When it comes to refugees, most have at least a vague awareness of large scale statistics; most know... Continue Reading →

In The Bones: The Aftermath of Tragedy

Tuesday 18th June 2019 at Harrogate Theatre (Studio). ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Families. Love them or loathe them, they’re a complex muddle of individuals and it’s never too difficult to find frictions beneath the surface. In the case of Cody Daigle-Orians’ In the Bones, there’s not much digging to be done; the anguish of this family is evident... Continue Reading →

Quentin Crisp, Naked Hope: Deeply Human, Highly Philosophical

Thursday 13th June 2019 at Harrogate Theatre (Studio). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ First and foremost, this show is beautifully written. It’s darkly philosophical, deeply human and irreverently celebratory of the self in all its singularity. Little time passes between striking quips and dramatically existential sarcasm which smacks of great lyricism - the quality of the material is the... Continue Reading →

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