Wise Children: A Strong & Daring Dèbut

Wednesday 31st October 2018 at The Old Vic, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Emma Rice’s adaptation of Angela Carter’s Wise Children is both the first production and the inspiration for the name of her brand new company. As a spring board into new territory, Wise Children is by no means the safest choice and is therefore a great... Continue Reading →

The Full Monty: Stripping in a Comic Fight for Dignity

Monday 15th October 2018 at the Grand Opera House, York. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Simon Beaufoy’s play is based on the film (Fox Searchlights Pictures)...which I’ve never seen (I know). My feelings about the show are apparently out of keeping with the general population because I haven’t had the influence of the film guiding me through this production.... Continue Reading →

Dracula: The Bloody Truth – Stupedously Ridiculous with a Side of Silliness

Saturday 29th September 2018 at The Grand Theatre and Opera House, York. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Le Navet Bete’s Dracula the Bloody Truth is stupendously and proudly ridiculous. An homage to everything silly and a celebration of everything remotely farcical about melodramatic nineteenth century thrillers, its a non-stop display of fast-paced fun. Although it sells itself as a... Continue Reading →

Snow Queen: A Very Hip & Slightly Dark Tale for Children!

Friday 28th September 2018 at York Theatre Royal. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Tutti Frutti Productions are offering up something quite unique in contemporary Children’s Theatre at the moment. Mike Kenny’s adaptation of the Snow Queen takes to the stage as a lovely combination of a classic child-friendly tale of bouncy adventure, family and friendship and something quite dark... Continue Reading →

Matilda the Musical (Tour): Roald Dahl’s Classic Finds a Perfect Second Home in Musical Theatre

Saturday 22nd September 2018 at Manchester Palace Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Roald Dahl’s Matilda is an undisputed modern classic and this stage musical from the RSC is truly worthy of Dahl’s original magic. It’s a whole lot of fun with a thin veiling of darkness and melancholy as befits any of Roald Dahl’s tales - but particularly... Continue Reading →

Pride & Prejudice: Beautifully Captures the Charm Of Outdoor Theatre

Saturday 25th August 2018 at Roundhay Park, Leeds. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ It is a truth universally acknowledged that Pride and Prejudice is one of, if not the greatest work of Jane Austen... David Kerby-Kendall has taken up the perilous task of adapting this classic for the stage, condensing a sweeping narrative into around two hours - and... Continue Reading →

Interview: Molly Gearen Talks King’s Shakespeare Company’s The Comedy Of Errors

The King’s Shakespeare Company are heading to the Camden Fringe with a condensed, fast-paced production of one of Shakespeare’s best comedies: The Comedy Of Errors. They’re passionate about bringing a love of the bard to modern audiences and their production plays the Camden Fringe at The Cockpit 17th - 18th August, so I caught up... Continue Reading →

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