Dancing Bear: Providing a Much-Needed Platform for Important Voices

Saturday 7th April 2018 at West Yorkshire Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ We’re currently seeing a much-needed increase in the amount of coverage of the LGBTQ+ community, but little of the coverage offers opportunities for members of that community to be heard in their own words. Jamie Fletcher’s Dancing Bear offers a platform to members of that community,... Continue Reading →

Miss Saigon: An Epic Production in Every Sense

Saturday 7th April 2018 at the Palace Theatre, Manchester. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ There’s little to say about Boublil and Schönberg’s Miss Saigon that hasn’t already been said; the consensus has always declared it a supreme theatrical triumph and that is entirely evident in this revival currently touring the UK. What struck me most about this production is... Continue Reading →

Shakers: A Love Letter to the Art of Multi-Roling

Friday 6th April 2018 at the Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ John Godber and Jane Thornton’s Shakers is a uniquely entertaining piece of theatre which provides actors with a goldmine of opportunities. Set primarily in a swanky bar in which four feisty waitresses tackle the behaviour of both punters and each other, this play doubles as... Continue Reading →

The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk: Beautiful Storytelling

Tuesday 20th March 2018 at West Yorkshire Playhouse ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ In many ways, The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk defies description; much like the comical opening exchange points out - a scene which sees our protagonist bombarded with convoluted attempts to describe his work with words; visual art is extremely difficult to capture in this way. Based... Continue Reading →

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde: An Interesting Departure from Faithful Adaptation

Wednesday 14th March 2018 at Harrogate Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Blackeyed Theatre return to the dark depths of mankind with their production of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Much like their production of Shelley’s Frankenstein (review here), this adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel from Nick Lane is full of relish as it... Continue Reading →

George’s Marvellous Medicine: Light, Bright and Breezy

Tuesday 13th March 2018 at West Yorkshire Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ With the touring production of George’s Marvellous Medicine, it’s a case of good old fashioned family fun - with plenty of modernised moments. Curve Leicester and Rose Productions present David Wood's adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved story with simplicity and accessibility. The adaptation offers up one... Continue Reading →

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