A Christmas Carol: A Light & Lively Adaptation of Dickens’ Brooding Classic

Friday 23rd November 2018 at Leeds Playhouse (Pop Up Theatre). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Adapting something so extraordinarily brilliant as this Charles Dickens masterpiece is surely a tough gig. A Christmas Carol is so rich with insight and detail that to do it justice in a stage adaptation is to ask an awful lot of the adaptor. Deborah... Continue Reading →

Jersey Boys: Big Hits & Lots of Laughs

Wednesday 21st November 2018 at Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera House. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ If there’s one thing Jersey Boys tells us, it’s that at whatever stage of reincarnation The Four Seasons were enjoying, Frankie Valli was always the star power. Each original and subsequent member has undeniable talent, but at the centre of it all and... Continue Reading →

Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense: Impressive Energy & Stagecraft

Friday 16th November 2018 at York Theatre Royal. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ As The Lakes Season (presented by Theatre by the Lake) winds down, the energy and panache of their productions picks up with Jeeves and Wooster In Perfect Nonsense - an adaptation of P.G Wodehouse’s The Code of the Woosters from the comic minds of the Goodale... Continue Reading →

Wise Children: A Strong & Daring Dèbut

Wednesday 31st October 2018 at The Old Vic, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Emma Rice’s adaptation of Angela Carter’s Wise Children is both the first production and the inspiration for the name of her brand new company. As a spring board into new territory, Wise Children is by no means the safest choice and is therefore a great... Continue Reading →

Kindertransport: Lives Saved & Lives Changed For Ever

Saturday 20th October 2018 at Nottingham Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This production of Diane Samuels’ Kindertransport marks the 80th anniversary of the Kindertransports which saved the lives of so many German children endangered by their Jewish faith and those raging against it in Nazi Germany. Children were transported to London and taken in by host families; many... Continue Reading →

The Full Monty: Stripping in a Comic Fight for Dignity

Monday 15th October 2018 at the Grand Opera House, York. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Simon Beaufoy’s play is based on the film (Fox Searchlights Pictures)...which I’ve never seen (I know). My feelings about the show are apparently out of keeping with the general population because I haven’t had the influence of the film guiding me through this production.... Continue Reading →

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