The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas: A Beautiful Education in the Art of Ballet

Wednesday 6th September 2017 at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I don't profess to know much, or anything at all, for that matter, about ballet. But I do know this: Northern Ballet's production of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is a beautiful thing to behold. John Boyne's The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is... Continue Reading →

Sorry! No Coloureds, No Irish, No Dogs: Powerful

Friday 5th May, 2017, at Leeds Carriageworks Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Gazebo's 'Sorry! No Coloureds, No Irish, No Dogs' is an important piece of theatre which not only spotlights some of the important black historical figures and role models that we should know about, but it pummels a modern audience with disturbing resonance in today's socio-political climate.... Continue Reading →

Chinese New Year Extravaganza: Impressive Physical Feats

Saturday 4th February, 2017, at The Royal Hall, Harrogate. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This variety show from Jin Long Chinese Culture and Performance Productions was full of everything promised: mischievous pandas providing light relief, acrobats, dancers, Chinese Dragons and lots of other snippets of vibrant Chinese culture. The performers hosted by the show were undoubtedly talented and were... Continue Reading →

Joan: Combining Modernised History & Comedy for a Fearless Exploration of Identity

Thursday 2nd June, 2016, at Rough Trade, Nottingham. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ In a cramped and quirky venue in the heart of Nottingham, Lucy Parkinson (aka LoUis CYfer) and Lucy Skilbeck presented a fantastic show. The 'set' was nothing more than four boxes and four full-length mirrors in the centre of a living room sized space, and the... Continue Reading →

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