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 →

Fallen Fruit: Personal, Political & Very Relevant

Saturday 16th February 2019 at York Theatre Royal. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Fallen Fruit is a solo show of personal experience, pointed political edge and undeniably glaring relevance. Watching this show against the alarming backdrop of Brexit and Trump’s tactical ‘State of Emergency’ to secure funding for his border wall, there’s a cold chill of foreboding to be... Continue Reading →

Kindertransport: Lives Saved & Lives Changed For Ever

Saturday 20th October 2018 at Nottingham Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This production of Diane Samuels’ Kindertransport marks the 80th anniversary of the Kindertransports which saved the lives of so many German children endangered by their Jewish faith and those raging against it in Nazi Germany. Children were transported to London and taken in by host families; many... Continue Reading →

Searching for the Heart of Leeds: A Fond & Vibrant Farewell… & Hello

Friday 22nd June 2018 at Leeds Playhouse (formerly West Yorkshire Playhouse). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Searching for the Heart of Leeds is the final show produced by West Yorkshire Playhouse prior to its major re-development. It marks a crossover from West Yorkshire Playhouse to the Leeds Playhouse rebrand and the production mirrors that sense of departure and arrival;... Continue Reading →

Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Windrush: A Contemplative & Dynamic Re-Telling of History

Wednesday 7th February 2018 at West Yorkshire Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘You called, and we came. You called, and we came. You called, and we came’. A story of promise, disillusionment, betrayal and ultimately a story of acceptance and celebration, Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Windrush: Movement of the people looks at the passengers aboard the SS Empire Windrush... Continue Reading →

War Horse: Poignant Theatrical Brilliance

Saturday 18th November 2017 at Liverpool Empire Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ War Horse is the epitome of emotive puppetry; delicate, nuanced and full of character. The animals of this production are stunning. A National Theatre production which has seen enormous success since its conception, this play based on Michael Morpurgo's novel and adapted for the stage by... Continue Reading →

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 →

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