Mushy – Lyrically Speaking: A Lively Take on a Story We Think We Know…

Tuesday 8th October 2019 at Leeds Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Musharaf Asghar was irrevocably written into pop culture when that episode of Educating Yorkshire aired back in 2013. The U.K. collectively shed tears for the wee lad helped by his quirky English teacher’s chance-encounter with The King’s Speech. It’s the stuff of Hollywood holiday movies: the struggle inspirationally... Continue Reading →

Heroin(e) for Breakfast: Mercilessly Grim

Thursday 19th September 2019 at Harrogate Theatre (Studio). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Philip Stokes’ play hits you like a high speed train. There’s no acclimatisation, just a smack around the chops at full pelt and from there it’s all intensity of one form or another. This production from King Brilliant Theatre reunites the original creative team ten years... Continue Reading →

The 39 Steps: A Classic Caper

Wednesday 11th September 2019 at Harrogate Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The 39 Steps is a comic classic by any standard. It sees a dashingly handsome Dapper Dan unwittingly caught up in a high stakes caper in which dodgy spies wear many disguises and innocent civilians like our stylish looker must go on the run (attached to an... Continue Reading →

Malory Towers: A*s All Round

Tuesday 10th September 2019 at York Theatre Royal. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Wise Children bring a wholesome tale with a few thrilling rough edges to the stage in this musicalised production of Enid Blyton’s Malory Towers. As far as children’s stories go, Malory Towers has it all; sparky youngsters, peripheral grown-ups, minor conflicts with potentially perilous consequences and... Continue Reading →

Blues in the Night: A Golden Few Hours

Wednesday 14th August 2019 at the Kiln Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Read the marketing for Blues in the Night and you’ll find the following promise: ‘...a scorching compilation of 26 hot and torchy blues numbers that frame the lives and loves of four residents of a downtown hotel.’ It certainly delivers all that is promised, and does... Continue Reading →

When It Happens: Women on the Verge

Wednesday 31st July 2019 at the Tristan Bates Theatre, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ When It Happens combines powerful and topical issues spanning motherhood, sexual harassment, the ‘policing’ of women’s bodies and behaviours and the roles of women in general - more specifically, the oppressive roles of women. It feels reactionary and relevant but also a little too... Continue Reading →

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