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 →

Review: Say Yes to Tess (Leeds Playhouse)

Friday 25th March 2022 at Leeds Playhouse (Bramall Rock Void). ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Tess Seddon writes and stars in this tongue-in-cheek new musical about a young lass who, with no prior political experience or interest at all, accidentally finds herself the candidate for the Yorkshire Party (yes, such a thing really happened). That lass is Seddon -... Continue Reading →

Review: Cluedo (Touring)

Tuesday 22nd March 2022 at Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera House. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ First a humble board game (a creation of Anthony Pratt), then a film, and now a play - it’s been quite a journey for the classic “Whodunnit?” pastime. This latest instalment in its history very much takes its cue from the likes of... Continue Reading →

Review: Piaf (Touring)

Monday 26 July 2021 at Leeds Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ There’s no doubt that Edith Piaf’s life and talent were extraordinary. With such tragedy in her life, it makes perfect sense that such melancholy should have found its way under her skin and into her music, but this take on her life story from Pam Gems certainly... Continue Reading →

Interview: Victoria Smith Talks Fundraising with #TheatreFor1Pound

It’s been a tough year for the arts industry, that’s for sure. With closures and hopeful partial re-openings dominating the news feeds, the industry has been working nose to the grindstone for months. Victoria Smith, like others, has decided to take some action and do what she can to support. In September, the fundraising initiative... Continue Reading →

Review: Reflections on Krapp’s Last Tape At Leeds Playhouse

Saturday 10th October 2020 at Leeds Playhouse (Courtyard Theatre). Leeds Playhouse and Opera North’s collaboration series Connecting Voices is bringing audiences back into the fold of live theatre in actual theatre spaces. The series includes some reflective works on the main productions, offering audiences excerpts of music and words which engage with central messages and... Continue Reading →

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