The Hit: Dark Humour, Probing Questions & Great Puppetry

Saturday 9th November 2019 at Leeds Carriageworks Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ In The Hit we meet Hitman Mikey...who happens to be a puppet. There’s undeniably perfect messaging there, nestled snugly between irony and some dark psychology and the show basks in this dynamic very intelligently. Written and directed by Russell Dean (who also designs and makes the... Continue Reading →

Interview: Russell Dean Talks All Things Strangeface Theatre Company & New Show ‘The Hit’

Strangeface Theatre Company’s latest work, The Hit, is set to play at the University if York this Friday (November 8th) and the Leeds Carriageworks this Saturday (9th - tickets here). The award-winning company produce a broad range of shows which seek to make accessibility and the exploration of complex ideas their core. I caught up... Continue Reading →

In and Out of Chekhov’s Shorts: The Ups & Downs of Love & Lust

Tuesday 24th September 2019 at the Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Eliot Giuralarocca adapts Chekhov’s The Chemist’s Wife, At a Summer Villa, The Lady with a Little Dog, The Bear and An Avenger into a beautifully interweaving set of fleeting tales. Each is tied together by lovers lamenting or lovers swooning and there’s a general sense... Continue Reading →

No Exit: Welcome to a Special Kind of Hell

Thursday 10th May 2019 at the Carriageworks, Leeds. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Jean Paul Sartre’s No Exit gets a claustrophobic and intense outing in this adaptation from Leeds Arts Centre’s Carrieanne Vivienette.  Given the premise, the claustrophobia of the piece is a vital element achieved simply: three individuals arrive to a room - their Hell. They don’t find... Continue Reading →

Double Bill: It’s a Miracle & The Colin Atkins Story

Wednesday 4th July 2018 at Leeds Carriageworks Theatre (Studio). Leeds Arts centre’s latest offering is this ‘comedy double bill’ of Neil Rathmell’s It’s a Miracle and The Colin Atkins Story. ‘Comedy’ is at times a little difficult to find here, as the laughs are relatively sparse across both performances, but the plays are entertaining and... Continue Reading →

Shakers: A Love Letter to the Art of Multi-Roling

Friday 6th April 2018 at the Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ John Godber and Jane Thornton’s Shakers is a uniquely entertaining piece of theatre which provides actors with a goldmine of opportunities. Set primarily in a swanky bar in which four feisty waitresses tackle the behaviour of both punters and each other, this play doubles as... Continue Reading →

If I Say Jump: A Dynamic Comic Duo

Saturday 17th March 2018 at Leeds Carriageworks. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ If I Say Jump is a quirky new comedy which puts an interesting spin on the whole ‘vicar helping in the community’ trope. Leeds based company Common Chorus in association with Little Mighty bring to the stage a story inspired by director Simon Brewis’ experiences working with... Continue Reading →

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