Review: The Hit (Touring)

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 →

Review: Little Shop of Horrors

Thursday 17th October 2019 at Leeds Carriageworks Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Little Shop of Horrors, the quirky cult hit musical about a nerdy guy and his rather wayward plant has landed in Leeds thanks to a collaboration between Bite My Thumb, Gravitas Entertainment and Cutting Edge Theatre. Based on the film by Roger Corman, the stage show... Continue Reading →

Review: In and Out of Chekhov’s Shorts

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 →

Review: No Exit at Leeds Carriageworks Theatre

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 →

Review: Double Bill at Leeds Carriageworks – 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 →

Review: Bite My Thumb Theatre’s Bouncers

Thursday 7th June 2018 at the Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This is not the first time Bite My Thumb have produced John Godber’s Bouncers, and it shows. This is a very finely tuned production which sees a cast of four hit every mark with impressive precision - the cast know where the laughs are, and... Continue Reading →

Review: Shakers at Leeds Carriageworks Theatre

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 →

Review: If I Say Jump at Leeds Carriageworks Theatre

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 →

Review: Odd Doll Theatre’s Seaside Terror (Tour)

Friday 3rd November 2017 at Leeds Carriageworks (Studio). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Odd Doll's Seaside Terror is a fantastic take on the farcical nature of 1970s horror tropes and the decaying interest in seaside holidays. We are transported to Southpaw, a once loved but now run-down seaside town which harbours a decidedly disquieting ice cream man who delights... Continue Reading →

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