Oliver Twist: Embracing the Grittier Origins of Dickens’ Story

Wednesday 4th March 2020 at Leeds Playhouse (Quarry Theatre). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Oliver Twist has once more found his way back to a stage and in this production Amy Leach directs a brand new Dickens adaptation from Bryony Lavery - one that wholly embraces its gritty and disturbing origins. A co-production of Leeds Playhouse and Ramps on... Continue Reading →

Lionman: The Great Escape(s)

Monday 2nd March 2020 at Harrogate Theatre (Studio). ⭐️⭐️⭐️ In Dapertutto Theatre’s Lionman we meet Leanard, your classic awkward hermit-intellectual type. Holed up in an uninspiring rented room and flanked by mildly interesting neighbours and an oddball landlady, he cracks out obituaries as a day job while dreaming of more fantastical adventures for himself. Never... Continue Reading →

The Welkin: A Perilous Standoff between Damnation & Defence

Saturday 22nd February 2020 at the National Theatre, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Welkin is a fantastic example of past and present colliding. Lucy Kirkwood’s new play offers harsh realities, intelligent light relief and dramatic revelations to leave craters in the stage. Educating and entertaining as much as it interrogates and grips, we are presented with shifting... Continue Reading →

Crongton Knights: A Refreshing Take on the Coming of Age Story

Wednesday 26th February at York Theatre Royal. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Based on Alex Wheatle’s novel and adapted here by Emteaz Hussain, Crongton Knights is a refreshing force, spotlighting young voices and experiences in a production which looks at everything from the classic glorification of friendships to gender politics and the dangerous situations which can so easily sneak... Continue Reading →

Pride and Prejudice* (*Sort of): A Hilarious & Unmissable Delight

Tuesday 25th February 2020 at Leeds Playhouse (Courtyard). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Not all takes on revered classics are created equal and the sad truth is that many fall short when it comes to revolutionising or reinvigorating the titans they optimistically take on. Onto that precarious theatre scene walks the writer of this piece... With an eyebrow raised... Continue Reading →

Seeds: Impressively Unrelenting

Monday 23rd February 2020 at Leeds Playhouse (Bramall Rock Void). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Evelyn (Judith Jacob) is lighting candles on a Birthday cake when a ring of the doorbell brings Jackie (Penny Layden) out from the cold and into the fire as it were, placing her centre stage in a living room which periodically doubles as courtroom. ... Continue Reading →

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