Still Alice: A Shattering Insight into a Devastating Disease

Wednesday 14th February 2018 at West Yorkshire Playhouse ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Still Alice is a devastatingly good drama - with dramatic emphasis on the devastating. It’s the first show in West Yorkshire Playhouse’s one of a kind Festival, Every Third Minute (‘a festival of theatre, dementia and hope’) which highlights the experiences of those living with dementia... Continue Reading →

Birdsong: WW1 from a Different Angle

Tuesday 13th February 2018 at West Yorkshire Playhouse ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 This stage version of Sebastian Faulks’ Birdsong is directed by Alastair Whatley with Charlotte Peters and is presented by Birdsong Productions Ltd. It’s a marathon rather than a sprint and at 80 minutes for Act 1 and 50 minutes for Act 2, it’s a production which... Continue Reading →

The Grinning Man: Warped & Dramatic with Plenty of Comedy

Saturday 10th February at Trafalgar Studios, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 Walking through the corridors to Studio One at Trafalgar Studios, we are greeted with an extension of Set Designer Jon Bausor’s work on the stage; walls dripping in blood, fading circus posters and curling bunting only just clinging to the walls... All serve to create an instantaneous... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: A Grand & Enchanting Display of Imagination

Wednesday 6th December 2017 at West Yorkshire Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ As Professor Kirke tells our child protagonists; the mind should be like a parachute in order to function: open, and this spectacular production of C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe glorifies exactly that, taking the audience on an adventure of pure fantasy. West... Continue Reading →

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