Blokes, Fellas, Geezers: Behind the Macho Bluster

Friday 27th September at Harrogate Theatre (Studio). ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Jake Jarratt writes and stars in Blokes, Fellas, Geezers, a production which bills itself as ‘A Show about inherited working-class masculinity.’ It feels personal so if this isn’t autobiographical, Jarratt has tapped into quite a raw coming of age arc very insightfully. We meet various Jakes across... 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 →

Another England: Loudly Political

Monday 1st July 2019 at Harrogate’s Royal Hall (on the stage, in the round).  ⭐️⭐️ Little Cog and ARC are delivering important work with Another England, written and directed by Vici Wreford-Sinnott. It’s a story centred on marginalised characters in a broken society who are reflections of real marginalised groups in our screamingly fractured society.... Continue Reading →

Three Mothers: A Bold Statement

Thursday 20th June 2019 at Harrogate Theatre (Studio). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Our mucky political waters have caused much controversy and consternation and in Three Mothers Matilda Velevitch offers a moving and reactionary piece of theatre which explores refugee experiences. When it comes to refugees, most have at least a vague awareness of large scale statistics; most know... Continue Reading →

In The Bones: The Aftermath of Tragedy

Tuesday 18th June 2019 at Harrogate Theatre (Studio). ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Families. Love them or loathe them, they’re a complex muddle of individuals and it’s never too difficult to find frictions beneath the surface. In the case of Cody Daigle-Orians’ In the Bones, there’s not much digging to be done; the anguish of this family is evident... Continue Reading →

Quentin Crisp, Naked Hope: Deeply Human, Highly Philosophical

Thursday 13th June 2019 at Harrogate Theatre (Studio). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ First and foremost, this show is beautifully written. It’s darkly philosophical, deeply human and irreverently celebratory of the self in all its singularity. Little time passes between striking quips and dramatically existential sarcasm which smacks of great lyricism - the quality of the material is the... Continue Reading →

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