Review: Gaslight at Harrogate Theatre

Tuesday 20th September 2022 at Harrogate Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Patrick Hamilton’s Gaslight is a classic 1930’s stage thriller. Set in 1880, the play follows a classically ill at ease Victorian wife and her classically dismissive Victorian husband as the pair navigate what appears to be her swift mental deterioration. Faye Weerasinghe is a likeable but very... Continue Reading →

Review: Retake, Remake! (Touring)

Thursday 16th June 2022 at Harrogate Theatre ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Retake, Remake! seeks to take back air time. Over the years, many movies, TV shows and various other platforms have given storylines specifically depicting those with learning disabilities to actors without such lived experiences. As such, the depictions in those storylines are often out of kilter with... Continue Reading →

Review: Far Gone (Touring)

Thursday 31st March 2022 at Harrogate Theatre (Studio) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “As a little boy, aged eight, I was nearly kidnapped from my home in Northern Uganda by the rebel group the Lords Resistance Army… This play is not about me, the kid who was lucky enough to escape. This play is for the hundreds of thousands... Continue Reading →

Review: 666 Comments

Saturday 5th March 2022, at Harrogate Theatre (Studio) ⭐️⭐️-⭐️ Aliki Chapple and Ben Rigby perform 666 comments posted in response to a (pretty great) comic about sexism shared online by Gabby Schulz in 2010. The whole shebang may have taken place twelve years ago, but it’s abundantly clear that the notorious “cesspit” of online pontification... Continue Reading →

Spotlight on Shakespeare: Top 5 Productions

April 2020 With celebrations of good old William Shakespeare’s ‘birthday’ everywhere this week, I got to thinking about some of the great Shakespeare productions I’ve seen over the years... let’s face it, there’s not much else to do these days but take various strolls down memory lane! There have been many productions, but only five... Continue Reading →

Review: Lionman (Touring)

Monday 2nd March 2020 at Harrogate Theatre (Studio). ⭐️⭐️⭐️ In Dapertutto Theatre’s Lionman we meet Leanard, your classic awkward hermit-intellectual type. Holed up in an uninspiring rented room and flanked by mildly interesting neighbours and an oddball landlady, he cracks out obituaries as a day job while dreaming of more fantastical adventures for himself. Never... Continue Reading →

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