War Horse: Poignant Theatrical Brilliance

Saturday 18th November 2017 at Liverpool Empire Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ War Horse is the epitome of emotive puppetry; delicate, nuanced and full of character, the animals of this production are stunning. A National Theatre production which has seen enormous success since its conception, this play, based on Michael Morpurgo's novel and adapted for the stage by... Continue Reading →

The Busy World is Hushed: A Probing Study of Relationships & Faith

Saturday, 11th November 2017 at Finborough Theatre, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Keith Bunin's The Busy World is Hushed is a fresh and surprising take on the combination of religion, tragedy and sexuality. It's a three hander which sees a wayward son tormenting his mother with his frequent tendency to abscond, a mother who studies scripture and the... Continue Reading →

Things I Know to be True: An Extraordinary Exploration of Domesticity

Saturday 4th November 2017 at York Theatre Royal. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Frantic Assembly's Things I Know to be True explores the many complexities of family life; it's warm, it's gut-punching and it's utterly captivating. Written by Andrew Bovell, the piece tackles a range of frictions and social issues with razor sharp observation and a beautifully turbulent script.... Continue Reading →

Medusa: Topical and Ambitious, with Mixed Results

Tuesday 31st October, 2017 at Leeds Carriageworks Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Proper Job Theatre Company's Medusa (a co-production with Square Chapel Arts Centre) is a prime example of a fearless piece of adaptation which is a slow burner and lands somewhere between impressively ambitious and over- ambitious. The narrative presented is certainly emotive, telling the version of... Continue Reading →

Finding Joy: A Deeply Moving Story in a World Without Words

Thursday 12th October 2017 at the Carriageworks, Leeds. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Vamos Theatre have been lifting spirits and breaking hearts with their full mask shows since 2006 and they are now the UK's leading full mask theatre company. They have audiences belly laughing and crumpling into tears through their adept and emotional physical storytelling which skilfully uses... Continue Reading →

(The Fall of) The Master Builder: Brilliantly Constructed

Wednesday 4th October, 2017 at West Yorkshire Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Zinnie Harris' (the fall of) The Master Builder is a brilliantly crafted tale of darkness and revelations which is dotted with misleading charm and laughter. Considered by creators to be 'more a response than a version' of Ibsen's original work, this play feels modern and fiery.... Continue Reading →

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 →

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