Section 2: Topical and Sensitive

Friday 15th June 2018 at The Bunker Theatre, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Section 2 is the second play from the relatively new company Paper Creatures Theatre, and it’s their second piece of work to tackle big issues in relatable terms. As a new work written by Peter Imms, Section 2 seeks to explore ideas around mental health... Continue Reading →

Wicked on Tour: Take a ‘Thrillifying’ Trip to the Land of Oz

Thursday 14th June 2018 at the Grand Theatre and Opera House, Leeds. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Wicked is a titan of the musical theatre world and having already played to 55 million people worldwide to date, it continues to thrill audiences with this latest touring production, currently playing at the Grand Theatre and Opera House in Leeds. With... Continue Reading →

Monogamy: Too Little, Yet Too Much

Thursday 24th May 2018 at York Theatre Royal. ⭐️⭐️ Monogamy is the new comedy-drama from Torben Betts, and while it appears to have some solid, sharp criticisms to launch against the young and foolish, the mature yet deluded, the rich and famous and the ‘principled’ and sinful, it doesn’t quite land on its feet. Despite... Continue Reading →

Two: Capable But Uneven

Wednesday 23rd May 2018 at Harrogate Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reform Theatre Company’s production of Jim Cartwright’s Two is a snappy peep into the world of pub life, business ownership, the shenanigans of punters and fraying relationships with plenty of northern wisecracking in the mix. Set in a pub in the eighties, there’s an emphasis on the... Continue Reading →

Hard Times: Dickens’ Masterful Caricatures Shine Brightly

Tuesday 22nd May 2018 at West Yorkshire Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Northern Broadsides tackle a literary giant with their latest production, Charles Dickens’ Hard Times. Deborah McAndrew certainly set herself a mammoth task in adapting the work of one of the most charmingly verbose figures of the British Literary Canon into two and a half hours of... Continue Reading →

Alan Ayckbourn’s Relatively Speaking: An Impressively Clever Comedy

Wednesday 9th May 2018 at Harrogate Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I’ll join the many folk before me and declare the obvious: Alan Ayckbourn is a master of farce. Oldham Coliseum’s production of Relatively Speaking does not disappoint in delivering all the fine details of Ayckbourn’s lively and playful work which inevitably provides wit, satire and an underlying... Continue Reading →

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