Review: Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Windrush (Tour)

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 acceptance and celebration, Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Windrush: Movement of the people looks at the passengers aboard the SS Empire Windrush, which saw the... Continue Reading →

Review: War Horse (Tour)

Saturday 18th November 2017 at Liverpool Empire Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 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 Nick Stafford is now making its way around a U.K. tour. I saw the production way back when it was at... Continue Reading →

Review: Evita (Tour)

Wednesday 17th May, 2017 at Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera House ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Believe it or not, this was my first ever experience of Evita. I haven't seen the film, nor had I seen the stage show, and now that I have, I can see why it's still going strong... Evita has stood the test of... Continue Reading →

Review: Sorry! No Coloureds, No Irish, No Dogs (Tour)

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 also pummels a modern audience with disturbing resonance in today's socio-political climate.... Continue Reading →

Review: Chinese New Year Extravaganza (Tour)

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 →

Review: Be My Baby (Tour)

'Be My Baby' at Harrogate Theatre. Saturday, 24th September, 2016. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 'Be My Baby' tells the story of four young girls who find themselves 'in trouble' in a time when babies out of wedlock were more destructive to a young life than any addiction, and more catastrophic for a reputation than a documented bank heist.... Continue Reading →

Review: Joan (Tour)

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 present a fantastic show. The set is 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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