Review: The Midnight Bell (Touring)

Thursday 30th September 2021 at York Theatre Royal. Matthew Bourne’s The Midnight Bell, based on the novels of Patrick Hamilton, takes us to 1930’s Soho. As liquor flows and glasses clink in the popular local tavern, lives are colliding and intertwining as time whispers onwards. Locals rub shoulders with prostitute, actor, spinster and cad alike.... Continue Reading →

Interview: Monica Nicolaides Talks Choreography & Movement Direction

Monica Nicolaides has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share when it comes to chatting about working as both Choreographer and Movement Director. She’s a featured choreographer for One Dance UK and has been one of Hiive’s ‘One-to-watch’ and has received support previously from Arts Council England. As someone who has been working across... Continue Reading →

Review: This is Not a Wedding

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 →

Review: Dirty Dancing (Tour)

Tuesday 9th October 2018 at the Grand Opera House, York. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Another film lands on stage with Dirty Dancing, and this show is more of a replica than any of the others I’ve seen. That’s not necessarily a bad thing either - fans of the hit film are likely to enjoy being able to follow... Continue Reading →

Review: Tango Moderno (Touring)

Tuesday 10th April 2018 at the Grand Theatre and Opera House Leeds. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Flavia Cacace and Vincent Simone light up the stage in Tango Moderno like two gorgeously inextinguishable flames on a mission to enlighten the masses in the beauty of ‘the dance of love’. Joined by a fantastic cast of dancers, the pair celebrate... Continue Reading →

Review: The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk (Tour)

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 →

Review: Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Windrush (Tour)

Wednesday 7th February 2018 at West Yorkshire Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘You called, and we came. You called, and we came. You called, and we came’. A story of promise, disillusionment, betrayal and ultimately acceptance and celebration, Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Windrush: Movement of the people looks at the passengers aboard the SS Empire Windrush, which saw the... Continue Reading →

Spotlight on: West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Spring/ Summer 2018 Season 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 →

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