What’s in a Name? Sparky Domestic Comedy with an Edge

Wednesday 9th October 2019 at The Grand Opera House, York. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Family and friends come together for an evening of food, chat and liquor...what could possibly go wrong? A surprising and thoroughly entertaining array of things as it happens. Matthieu Delaporte and Alexander De La Patellière’s hit comedy (translated and adapted by Jeremy Sams) takes... Continue Reading →

Mushy – Lyrically Speaking: A Lively Take on a Story We Think We Know…

Tuesday 8th October 2019 at Leeds Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Musharaf Asghar was irrevocably written into pop culture when that episode of Educating Yorkshire aired back in 2013. The U.K. collectively shed tears for the wee lad helped by his quirky English teacher’s chance-encounter with The King’s Speech. It’s the stuff of Hollywood holiday movies: the struggle inspirationally... Continue Reading →

A View from the Bridge: Gripping Must-See Drama

Saturday 28th September 2019 at York Theatre Royal. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge is a brilliant, intensely gripping play and with an impeccable performance like Nicholas Karimi’s at its centre, this is an outstanding production wholly worthy of its source material. A haunted lawyer (Robert Pickavance) narrates, recalling this tale with gravity... Continue Reading →

Blokes, Fellas, Geezers: Behind the Macho Bluster

Friday 27th September at Harrogate Theatre (Studio). ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Jake Jarratt writes and stars in Blokes, Fellas, Geezers, a production which bills itself as ‘A Show about inherited working-class masculinity.’ It feels personal so if this isn’t autobiographical, Jarratt has tapped into quite a raw coming of age arc very insightfully. We meet various Jakes across... Continue Reading →

In and Out of Chekhov’s Shorts: The Ups & Downs of Love & Lust

Tuesday 24th September 2019 at the Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Eliot Giuralarocca adapts Chekhov’s The Chemist’s Wife, At a Summer Villa, The Lady with a Little Dog, The Bear and An Avenger into a beautifully interweaving set of fleeting tales. Each is tied together by lovers lamenting or lovers swooning and there’s a general sense... Continue Reading →

Heroin(e) for Breakfast: Mercilessly Grim

Thursday 19th September 2019 at Harrogate Theatre (Studio). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Philip Stokes’ play hits you like a high speed train. There’s no acclimatisation, just a smack around the chops at full pelt and from there it’s all intensity of one form or another. This production from King Brilliant Theatre reunites the original creative team ten years... Continue Reading →

This is Not a Wedding: Bold & Defiant

Tuesday 17th September at York Theatre Royal’s De Grey Rooms. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ When you’re invited to a non-wedding promising a ‘radical and apocolyptic reimagining of some of our most recognisable ceremonies’ featuring a ‘concoction of wildly entertaining dance theatre’, it’s anyone’s guess as to what that will look like in a performance space. It’s certainly wildly... Continue Reading →

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