Review from the Movie Theatre: The Post

Released: January 2018. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 Stephen Spielberg’s latest venture gifts us something truly special: Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, two titans of the screen, together at last. The marketing alone attests to the weight of the names, the primary poster not even featuring their faces in favour of displaying only their forms with their backs to... Continue Reading →

Review from the Movie Theatre: The Greatest Showman

January 2018 (Released December 2017) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Greatest Showman is, for me, easily a new classic. A tale of overcoming obstacles even when they seem insurmountable, pushing past prejudice and finding your own inner strength, it holds a considerable amount of relatable material. Telling the story of the infamous P.T.Barnum, considered to be the founder... Continue Reading →

Interview (Part I): Matthew Warhurst Talks Doomed Resistance & the Story So Far…

Matthew Warhurst was a hit at last year’s Camden Fringe in the role of Schmidt in Falling Pennies’ Doomed Resistance (review here). Having named him as best supporting actor in a Fringe comedy and my ‘one to watch’ in my end of year round-up (no awards of course, just my glowing, super-shiny praise...read it here),... Continue Reading →

West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Spring/ Summer 2018 Season Launch: Top Picks

West Yorkshire Playhouse’s new season has been announced! I tootled along to the Season Launch last week and as the mulled wine flowed, the creative team offered some insights into the months ahead. Focusing on ‘embracing our city’ and bringing ‘vital theatre’ to the people of Leeds and beyond, the upcoming home-grown work and launch... Continue Reading →

War Horse: Poignant Theatrical Brilliance

Saturday 18th November 2017 at Liverpool Empire Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ War Horse is the epitome of emotive puppetry; delicate, nuanced and full of character, the animals of this production are stunning. A National Theatre production which has seen enormous success since its conception, this play, based on Michael Morpurgo's novel and adapted for the stage by... Continue Reading →

Things I Know to be True: An Extraordinary Exploration of Domesticity

Saturday 4th November 2017 at York Theatre Royal. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Frantic Assembly's Things I Know to be True explores the many complexities of family life; it's warm, it's gut-punching and it's utterly captivating. Written by Andrew Bovell, the piece tackles a range of frictions and social issues with razor sharp observation and a beautifully turbulent script.... Continue Reading →

(The Fall of) The Master Builder: Brilliantly Constructed

Wednesday 4th October, 2017 at West Yorkshire Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Zinnie Harris' (the fall of) The Master Builder is a brilliantly crafted tale of darkness and revelations which is dotted with misleading charm and laughter. Considered by creators to be 'more a response than a version' of Ibsen's original work, this play feels modern and fiery.... Continue Reading →

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