Unsung: Timely & Passionate

Thursday 14th March 2019 at Harrogate Theatre (Studio). ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Unsung is an excellent concept: four great women from different historical periods chewing the fat about just why it is that women have been (and still are) so under-appreciated. It’s a new play from Lisa Holdsworth and a strong cast of four fierce females take on... Continue Reading →

Sparkplug: Stunningly Agile Storytelling

Monday 11th March 2019 at Harrogate Theatre (Studio). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Sparkplug is the latest touring work from Box of Tricks Theatre;  a new play by David Judge which was a finalist for the Alfred Fagon Award Best New Play Of the Year 2017. It’s not difficult to see why. The indefatigable Judge both writes and stars... Continue Reading →

Between Us: Searching for Something More

Thursday 24th January 2019 at Harrogate Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Written and conceived by Elizabeth Carter and Directed by Jonathan O’Boyle, Between Us is a one woman show starring Carter as three varied women who all have one thing in common: terrible love lives and desire for better. Elizabeth is our central character. She’s a busy actress... Continue Reading →

Jack and the Beanstalk: Bouncy & On Trend

Friday 7th December 2018 at Harrogate Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ It’s December in Harrogate and the local theatre is in full buzzing swing. An audience of Brownies, Scouts and various other cute kids’ organisations are filling rows with swathes of uniformed little ‘uns and filling the air space with giggles and chatter. It’s panto time! The story?... Continue Reading →

Othello: Flying the Flag for Subtle & Discerning Modernisation

Tuesday 25th September 2018 at Harrogate Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ As far as modernising Shakespeare goes, this production is pretty top notch. Why? Because it feels fresh and authentic, with modernisation taking shape in costume, set and some subtle behaviours as opposed to being shoe-horned into the script in obtuse ways. Many a production falls into that... Continue Reading →

The Turk: Taking a Look at One of History’s More Unusual Firsts

    Friday 21st September 2018 at Harrogate Theatre (Studio). ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘Alas, poor Yorick!’ - in The Turk, we’re given something of an extended Hamlet-Yorick moment between our protagonist, Johann Maelzel and the head of the famous The Automaton Turk, a machine programmed through cogs and tech sorcery to play chess. Our speaker/indirect lecturer for... Continue Reading →

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