Review: Les Misérables (Touring)

Tuesday 29th November 2022 at Leeds Grand Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ It’s always a bit nerve-racking, seeing a bona fide sensation with the kind of reputation that Les Misérables has for the first time. The songs of this show have somehow found their way into the psyche - whether from tongue-in-cheek cameos in sitcoms or as a... Continue Reading →

Interview: Dunstan Bruce Talks “Am I invisible Yet?”

November 2022 ‘A vital blast of angst, anger and desire’ Former Chumbawamba frontman Dunstan Bruce explains why he’s not ready to be the invisible man just yet. Former Chumbawamba vocalist Dunstan Bruce brings his new one-man play to Leeds Playhouse this month. A rollercoaster of despair, anger, love and, ultimately, hope, it’s a riotous journey... Continue Reading →

Review: South Pacific (Touring)

Tuesday 1st November 2022 at Leeds Grand Theatre ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ In a time of so many exciting adaptations and daring modernisations of classics, this production of South Pacific from director Daniel Evans is a shining example of how the “golden oldies” can maintain their appeal without very much tinkering at all. Set on a South Pacific... Continue Reading →

Review: Derren Brown’s Showman (Tour)

Tuesday 23rd August 2022 at Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera House. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Derren Brown’s Showman is certainly one of the most aptly named shows out there. Brown is many things on stage: storyteller, comedian, illusionist, mentalist - he is a gifted entertainer and his showmanship delivers an impressively captivating few hours. If you’ve seen any... Continue Reading →

Review: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Tour)

Wednesday 13th July 2022 at Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera house. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewer: Rachael D From the moment the multi-coloured curtain lifted and the orchestra struck up the overture, this production, directed by Laurence Connor, swept the audience along in a celebration of a beloved musical. Our narrator, Linzi Hateley, was the star of the... Continue Reading →

Review: Dreamgirls (Touring)

Wednesday 22nd June 2022 at Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera House. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ It’s not until you see Dreamgirls live on stage that you truly understand what it takes to bring it to life for audiences. The sheer graft on display from a gifted cast is fantastic to watch when it comes to spectacle and story,... Continue Reading →

Review: The White Card at Leeds Playhouse

Thursday 26th May 2022 at Leeds Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Claudia Rankine’s The White Card explores the ways in which white people engage with the stories, experiences and art of Black people. It questions the motivation behind our consumption of such stories and how often white people engage at a privileged arm’s length rather than recognising themselves... Continue Reading →

Review: Maggie May at Leeds Playhouse

Wednesday 11th May 2022 at Leeds Playhouse (Courtyard Theatre). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Who am I then?” “Who else would I be?” Frances Poet’s Maggie May takes this idea of an endangered sense of identity and builds on it layer over layer until we see the true weight of its significance. In this perceptive and sensitive play, what... Continue Reading →

Review: I Wanna Be Yours at Leeds Playhouse

Wednesday 4th May 2022 at Leeds Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ In Zia Ahmed’s layered and insightful play, Ella and Haseeb meet by chance and are soon smitten, but their happy bubble of two is quickly compromised by external forces as they try to overcome cultural differences. Eva Scott and Usman Nawaz make a wholly endearing and likeable... Continue Reading →

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