Happy Hour: Bold and Creative

Friday 13th April 2018 at the Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Tmesis Theatre’s Happy Hour has plenty going for it; fearless and dynamic use of physical theatre and subject matter that is both relevant and prevalent in modern society. The workers on Level 3 are puppeteered by God-like voices (Rob Bond and Mary Pearson) coming through... Continue Reading →

Our Country’s Good: An Accessibility Game Changer

Wednesday 11th April 2018 at West Yorkshire Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Timberlake Wertenbaker’s Our Country’s Good is based on The Playmaker by Thomas Keneally which is a classic approach to the play-within-a-play trend. It’s the unusual and fascinating subject matter which gives this play its pull; taking audiences back in time to settings untraveled by law abiding... 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 →

If I Say Jump: A Dynamic Comic Duo

Saturday 17th March 2018 at Leeds Carriageworks. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ If I Say Jump is a quirky new comedy which puts an interesting spin on the whole ‘vicar helping in the community’ trope. Leeds based company Common Chorus in association with Little Mighty bring to the stage a story inspired by director Simon Brewis’ experiences working with... Continue Reading →

Lady Windermere’s Fan: A Gift of Gentle Escapism & Hilarity

Saturday 24th February 2018 at The Vaudeville Theatre, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A period satire directed by Kathy Burke and featuring Jennifer Saunders? What luck! Kathy Burke’s production of Oscar Wilde’s Lady Windermere’s Fan (part of the Vaudeville’s Oscar Wilde season) is wonderfully light-hearted and a pure gift of escapism. Wilde’s many, many chortle-inducing lines are flawlessly... Continue Reading →

The Grinning Man: Warped & Dramatic with Plenty of Comedy

Saturday 10th February at Trafalgar Studios, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 Walking through the corridors to Studio One at Trafalgar Studios, we are greeted with an extension of Set Designer Jon Bausor’s work on the stage; walls dripping in blood, fading circus posters and curling bunting only just clinging to the walls... All serve to create an instantaneous... Continue Reading →

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