The Weir: A Waiting Game

Saturday 23rd September 2017 at Harrogate Theatre ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Conor McPherson's The Weir has enjoyed glowing praise since its debut twenty years ago. The piece won the 1997 Olivier Award for Best New Play and the Daily Telegraph declared it to be 'One of the best plays of the past century'. Featuring the likes of Brian... Continue Reading →

Queen of Chapeltown: A Tale of Two Well-Spun Threads

Wednesday 13th September 2017 at a West Yorkshire Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Colin Grant's Queen of Chapeltown, written in celebration of the 50th year of the Leeds West Indian Carnival, offers a unique insight into the origins of one of Leeds' defining features. Based on the accounts of founders and attendees, this drama centres around identity and... Continue Reading →

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill: Tragic, Defiant & Unflinching

Thursday 3rd August 2017 at the Wyndham's Theatre, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, written by Lanie Robertson and directed by Lonny Price, is inspired by a boyfriend of Robertson's experience of seeing Holiday perform in a tiny, run down venue to a tiny audience in 1959, four months before her death.... Continue Reading →

Flood: Great New Writing & an Excellent Debut for a New Company

Tuesday 1st August, 2017 at The Tristan Bates Theatre, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 Flood is a new play by Tom Hartwell and the debut show of new London based company Paper Creatures Theatre. This comedy drama is a great example of fresh writing about modern living which explores relatable ideas with heart and substance rather than dull... Continue Reading →

Unspoken: Shining a Light on Living with a Stammer

The Carriageworks (studio), Leeds. Saturday 8th July, 2017. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Unspoken, from Leeds Arts Centre, is an important piece of new writing; Neil Rathmell and Trudy Stewart have produced the play under the guidance of members of the local stammering community and the British Stammering Association. The drama draws attention to a sector of society not... Continue Reading →

Interview: Paper Creatures Theatre

Paper Creatures Theatre are a new company on the London fringe scene; focusing on new writing, millennials and 'simple, compelling, bold stories', they are making their debut with the comedy drama 'Flood', by Tom Hartwell. The production will run at the Tristan Bates Theatre from July 31- August 5 as part of the Camden Fringe... Continue Reading →

West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Autumn/Winter Season Launch: Top Picks

'West Yorkshire Playhouse's Autumn/ Winter 17 Season is a vibrant collection of diverse stories from across the world, retold by exceptional theatre makers.' -WYP It's official: West Yorkshire Playhouse has a very exciting Autumn/winter season planned... I went along to their launch event yesterday and found myself very impressed with the line-up; the season is... Continue Reading →

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? : An Intense, Explosive, Brilliant Piece of Theatre

National Theatre Live, from The Harold Pinter Theatre. 18th May 2017. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Knock out. Star. Superstar. Electrifying. Scrap the cliches guys; Imelda Staunton's performance in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is of stratospheric brilliance. Edward Albee's play is superbly written and James Macdonald has brought about one hell of an intense and explosive piece of... Continue Reading →

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