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: Chicago the Musical (Touring)

Tuesday 10th May 2022 at Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera House. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Chicago features some of the most iconic sights and sounds of musical theatre and it’s always a pleasure to behold, whether live or in its immortalised movie form. With Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse (based Maurine Dallas Watkins’ play) and the... 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: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Touring)

Tuesday 13th April 2022 at Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera House. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a particularly exemplary adaptation. In the hands of Simon Stephens as adaptor and Marianne Elliott as director, it takes its source material - the brilliant best-selling novel by Mark Haddon - and transforms... Continue Reading →

Review: School of Rock (Touring)

Monday 4th April 2022 at Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera House. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This stage adaptation of the popular 2003 film is a treat. Not just because it features a cracking cast, but because it features a fantastic group of multi-talented young actor-musos who play their instruments live each night while telling us a witty and... 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 →

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