Christina Bianco’s First Impressions: Star Quality & Stellar Vocals

Saturday 7th September 2019 at the Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ There’s talent and then there’s Talent - Christina Bianco is and has the latter. Boasting hugely impressive pipes and a real star quality, First Impressions offers a few hours of fabulously full-on divalicious entertainment in which Bianco, joined by her brilliant band the Everyman Band,... Continue Reading →

No Exit: Welcome to a Special Kind of Hell

Thursday 10th May 2019 at the Carriageworks, Leeds. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Jean Paul Sartre’s No Exit gets a claustrophobic and intense outing in this adaptation from Leeds Arts Centre’s Carrieanne Vivienette.  Given the premise, the claustrophobia of the piece is a vital element achieved simply: three individuals arrive to a room - their Hell. They don’t find... Continue Reading →

Double Bill: It’s a Miracle & The Colin Atkins Story

Wednesday 4th July 2018 at Leeds Carriageworks Theatre (Studio). Leeds Arts centre’s latest offering is this ‘comedy double bill’ of Neil Rathmell’s It’s a Miracle and The Colin Atkins Story. ‘Comedy’ is at times a little difficult to find here, as the laughs are relatively sparse across both performances, but the plays are entertaining and... Continue Reading →

Medusa: Topical and Ambitious, with Mixed Results

Tuesday 31st October, 2017 at Leeds Carriageworks Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Proper Job Theatre Company's Medusa (a co-production with Square Chapel Arts Centre) is a prime example of a fearless piece of adaptation which is a slow burner and lands somewhere between impressively ambitious and over- ambitious. The narrative presented is certainly emotive, telling the version of... Continue Reading →

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Strong Rendition of a Shakespeare Classic

Friday 8th September 2017 at Leeds Carriageworks. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This co-production of Shakespeare's wonderful magical farce from Bite My Thumb and Northern Spark Theatre is a bit of a slow burner which ends on a great high note. In brief, the story follows young lovers Hermia and Lysander who run away into an enchanted forest to... 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 →

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