Barber Shop Chronicles: Fresh, Compelling and Important

Thursday 13th July 2017 at West Yorkshire Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Written by Inua Ellams and directed by Bijan Sheibani, Barber Shop Chronicles (a co-production of West Yorkshire Playhouse, the National Theatre and Fuel) is a rare kind of production; one which explores uncovered ground, exposes unseen environments with insight and offers something genuinely fresh and compelling.... Continue Reading →

Unspoken: Shining a Light on Living with a Stammer

The Carriageworks (studio), Leeds. Saturday 8th July, 2017. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Unspoken, from Leeds Arts Centre, is an important piece of new writing; Neil Rathmell and Trudy Stewart have produced the play under the guidance of members of the local stammering community and the British Stammering Association. The drama draws attention to a sector of society not... Continue Reading →

West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Autumn/Winter Season Launch: Top Picks

'West Yorkshire Playhouse's Autumn/ Winter 17 Season is a vibrant collection of diverse stories from across the world, retold by exceptional theatre makers.' -WYP It's official: West Yorkshire Playhouse has a very exciting Autumn/winter season planned... I went along to their launch event yesterday and found myself very impressed with the line-up; the season is... Continue Reading →

La Cage Aux Folles: John Partridge Shines

Saturday 3rd June, 2017 at the Grand Opera House, York. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ La Cage Aux Folles is the work of creators Arthur Laurents, Harvey Fierstein and Jerry Herman and this production of the long-standing classic is directed by Martin Connor - the show has enjoyed huge success since the 1980s and I hope to see more... Continue Reading →

Sorry! No Coloureds, No Irish, No Dogs: Powerful

Friday 5th May, 2017, at Leeds Carriageworks Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Gazebo's 'Sorry! No Coloureds, No Irish, No Dogs' is an important piece of theatre which not only spotlights some of the important black historical figures and role models that we should know about, but it pummels a modern audience with disturbing resonance in today's socio-political climate.... Continue Reading →

Review: Berwins Salon North

Thursday 27th April, 2017 at The Crown Hotel, Harrogate Berwins Salon North works in partnership with Harrogate International Festivals to bring experts in the fields of arts, science and psychology to the average Joe without making them schlep to a university. They provide one specific thing: something refreshing. Salon North is structured as three evenings... Continue Reading →

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