Hamlet: Take a Seat Patriarchy, Here Come the Women

Tuesday 5th March 2019 at Leeds Playhouse (Pop Up). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A female Hamlet? A northern tragedy? Multiple gender switches? Leeds Playhouse’s latest Shakespeare offering is a finely tuned combination of exactly that. As Shakespeare’s longest play, Hamlet is in so many cases numbingly over-long and mercilessly dark, but thankfully, Amy Leach’s direction and approach to... Continue Reading →

random: A Glimpse Beyond the Headlines

Wednesday 6th February 2019 at Leeds Playhouse (Pop Up). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ In random, Debbie Tucker Green really gets to the heart of just how hard hitting unexpected tragedy is. On a random day which only shows sign of discord in the way the weather typically can’t make up its mind, lives change without an inkling if... Continue Reading →

Kes: Finding Hope in Surprising Places

Monday 28th January 2019 at Leeds Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Kes is based on Barry Hines’ 1968 novel A Kestral for a Knave which was subsequently adapted for the screen under the title Kes, from which this stage adaptation follows (adapted by Robert Alan Evans). Once a staple for study in schools and a popular film to... Continue Reading →

A Christmas Carol: A Light & Lively Adaptation of Dickens’ Brooding Classic

Friday 23rd November 2018 at Leeds Playhouse (Pop Up Theatre). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Adapting something so extraordinarily brilliant as this Charles Dickens masterpiece is surely a tough gig. A Christmas Carol is so rich with insight and detail that to do it justice in a stage adaptation is to ask an awful lot of the adaptor. Deborah... Continue Reading →

Salt: Brutally Profound New Work

Tuesday 2nd October 2018 at Leeds Playhouse (Pop Up). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Salt is a new work from writer and performer Selina Thompson and it should, and most likely will, leave you reeling. It’s difficult to step outside of the theatre and not think about this show and this woman all the way home to our own... 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 →

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