Review: Dracula: The Bloody Truth (Tour)

Saturday 29th September 2018 at The Grand Theatre and Opera House, York. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Le Navet Bete’s Dracula the Bloody Truth is stupendously and proudly ridiculous. An homage to everything silly and a celebration of everything remotely farcical about melodramatic nineteenth century thrillers, its a non-stop display of fast-paced fun. Although it sells itself as a... Continue Reading →

Review: Obsolete Tomfoolery at the Etcetera Theatre, London

Monday 20th August 2018 at the Etcetera Theatre, Camden. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Sycorax Theatre’s Obsolete Tomfoolery is a quirky, high-energy affair with some well considered social commentary underlining a decidedly lively brand of comedy. The show looks at the life of Helen Duncan, a woman demonised in the 1940s and imprisoned under the Witchcraft Act - the... Continue Reading →

Review: Alan Ayckbourn’s Relatively Speaking at Harrogate Theatre

Wednesday 9th May 2018 at Harrogate Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I’ll join the many folk before me and declare the obvious: Alan Ayckbourn is a master of farce. Oldham Coliseum’s production of Relatively Speaking does not disappoint in delivering all the fine details of Ayckbourn’s lively and playful work which inevitably provides wit, satire and an underlying... Continue Reading →

Review: The Game of Love and Chai at West Yorkshire Playhouse

Friday 4th May 2018 at West Yorkshire Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️ In The Game of Love and Chai, Nigel Planer takes the framework of Marivaux’s Eighteenth Century farce and updates it, retaining the mistaken identity plot but modernising characters and reference points. This farce finds merit in bringing another much needed BAME story to our stages, with... Continue Reading →

Review: The Thing That Came From Over There at Harrogate Theatre

Wednesday 7th March 2018 at Harrogate Theatre. ⭐️⭐️ Gonzo Moose Theatre offer up a wacky array of sights and sounds as three academics re-enacting a pseudo historical expedition. Directed by Abigail Anderson and co-written by both the cast and director, the production is a re-take of Scott’s trek across Antarctica with a new hero: Scot-t-t,... Continue Reading →

Review: Odd Doll Theatre’s Seaside Terror (Tour)

Friday 3rd November 2017 at Leeds Carriageworks (Studio). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Odd Doll's Seaside Terror is a fantastic take on the farcical nature of 1970s horror tropes and the decaying interest in seaside holidays. We are transported to Southpaw, a once loved but now run-down seaside town which harbours a decidedly disquieting ice cream man who delights... Continue Reading →

Lasting Impressions Review: Spike Theatre’s The Games

Friday 23rd March 2012 at Unity Theatre, Liverpool and Wednesday 4th July 2012 at Grantham Guildhall Arts Centre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Spike Theatre's The Games, produced in association with Unity Theatre, Liverpool and The Met, Bury, was an absolute joy. So much so that I saw it twice! Written by the original company Liam Tobin, Jamie Wood... Continue Reading →

Review: Something Terrible Might Happen (Tour)

Thursday 8th June, 2017 at Harrogate Theatre (studio). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Uncanny Theatre's Something Terrible Might Happen explores the things that frighten us, and does so with buckets of fun. It touches briefly on emotional fears and anxieties but excels in its Fun House approach to the irrational and the adrenaline-filled fears that we have. Relying heavily... Continue Reading →

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