Mushy – Lyrically Speaking: A Lively Take on a Story We Think We Know…

Tuesday 8th October 2019 at Leeds Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Musharaf Asghar was irrevocably written into pop culture when that episode of Educating Yorkshire aired back in 2013. The U.K. collectively shed tears for the wee lad helped by his quirky English teacher’s chance-encounter with The King’s Speech. It’s the stuff of Hollywood holiday movies: the struggle inspirationally... 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 →

The Tape Face Show: With Tape on His Face & Mischief in His Eyes…

Thursday 12th September 2019 at Leeds City Varieties. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Tape Face (Sam Wills) is back with his rib-tickling peculiarity, proving that mime remains a winning if under-represented force in the world of comedy. He also proves very nicely that having tape on your face is a gateway to fantastic visual gags filled with expressive reactions... Continue Reading →

Christina Bianco’s First Impressions: Star Quality & Stellar Vocals

Saturday 7th September 2019 at the Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ There’s talent and then there’s Talent - Christina Bianco is and has the latter. Boasting hugely impressive pipes and a real star quality, First Impressions offers a few hours of fabulously full-on divalicious entertainment in which Bianco, joined by her brilliant band the Everyman Band,... Continue Reading →

Grease: The Beloved Classic Gets a Daring Make-Under

Wednesday 26th June 2019 at The Grand Theatre and Opera House, Leeds. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Director Nikolai Foster brings a ‘new’ Grease to audiences with this production. That is, he’s returning the story to its roots, pre-Hollywood and pre-shiny-Hollywood-friendly edits. So we’re back to the original, slightly grittier source with Book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs... Continue Reading →

Be My Baby: Carving Out Fresh Ground

Thursday 16th May 2019 at Leeds Playhouse (Pop Up Theatre). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Four young girls from various walks of life. One thing in common: they’re knocked up in the 60s without a ring to show for it. Cue the secretive ‘home’ tucked away in some remote area where the girls are cut off from friends and... Continue Reading →

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