Quentin Crisp, Naked Hope: Deeply Human, Highly Philosophical

Thursday 13th June 2019 at Harrogate Theatre (Studio). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ First and foremost, this show is beautifully written. It’s darkly philosophical, deeply human and irreverently celebratory of the self in all its singularity. Little time passes between striking quips and dramatically existential sarcasm which smacks of great lyricism - the quality of the material is the... Continue Reading →

Waitress: A Great Cast Offer Plenty of Comedy

Wednesday 29th April 2019 at the Adelphi Theatre, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Based on Adrienne Shelly’s film with Book by Jessie Nelson and much publicised music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles, Waitress the musical comedy has some heavyweight backing. It’s a thoroughly modern affair bringing the harsher realities of life to the musical stage with pathos and... Continue Reading →

Be My Baby: Carving Out Fresh Ground

Thursday 16th May 2019 at Leeds Playhouse (Pop Up Theatre). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Four young girls from various walks of life. One thing in common: they’re knocked up in the 60s without a ring to show for it. Cue the secretive ‘home’ tucked away in some remote area where the girls are cut off from friends and... Continue Reading →

Emilia: Listen to the Roar

Saturday 11th May 2019 at the Vaudeville Theatre, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s Emilia has made an indelible mark on many a woman with Emilia if the tears, enthused buzz and unanimous roar of the audience I sat with is anything to go by. Let it be said also that despite a primarily female audience,... Continue Reading →

No Exit: Welcome to a Special Kind of Hell

Thursday 10th May 2019 at the Carriageworks, Leeds. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Jean Paul Sartre’s No Exit gets a claustrophobic and intense outing in this adaptation from Leeds Arts Centre’s Carrieanne Vivienette.  Given the premise, the claustrophobia of the piece is a vital element achieved simply: three individuals arrive to a room - their Hell. They don’t find... Continue Reading →

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