Kinky Boots (Tour): Love & Laughter…with Glitter. LOTS of Glitter.

Tuesday 9th April 2019 at the Grand Theatre and Opera House, Leeds. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Kinky Boots strutted into the Grand Theatre and Opera House, Leeds last night like it owned the whole damn city. It was faaabulous! With wise-cracking and heartfelt book by Harvey Fierstein alongside fierce, catchy anthems and powerhouse ballads from Cyndi Lauper it’s... Continue Reading →

Wilde Without the Boy: The Darker Side of Love

Friday 5th April 2019 at Harrogate Theatre (Studio). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Every time I see an Oscar Wilde-related production I fall all over again for the sheer grit and elegance of the man. While his satirical plays with eagle-eyed social commentary most often find their way into our theatres now, this production, rather uniquely, brings one of... Continue Reading →

S/he/it Happens: Hilarious, Playful, Moving & Insightful – Brilliant New Work

Thursday 2nd August 2018 at the Etcetera Theatre, Camden. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Miranda Porter stuns, mystifies, enlightens, amuses and moves with S/he/it Happens - a solo show looking at Gender Dysphoria and a struggle with identity as a whole. One character arrives to a pristine office space (stylish set design sees clock, message board and coat rail... Continue Reading →

Dancing Bear: Providing a Much-Needed Platform for Important Voices

Saturday 7th April 2018 at West Yorkshire Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ We’re currently seeing a much-needed increase in the amount of coverage of the LGBTQ+ community, but little of the coverage offers opportunities for members of that community to be heard in their own words. Jamie Fletcher’s Dancing Bear offers a platform to members of that community,... Continue Reading →

West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Spring/ Summer 2018 Season Launch: Top Picks

West Yorkshire Playhouse’s new season has been announced! I tootled along to the Season Launch last week and as the mulled wine flowed, the creative team offered some insights into the months ahead. Focusing on ‘embracing our city’ and bringing ‘vital theatre’ to the people of Leeds and beyond, the upcoming home-grown work and launch... Continue Reading →

You’ve Changed: Uniquely Insightful & Full of Character

Tuesday 19th September 2017 at West Yorkshire Playhouse ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 'Do you know...' says Kate O'Donnell, throughout You've Changed, a Trans Creative and Contact co-production - in fact, so often does this line appear that you begin to feel that you simultaneously have no clue while also being acutely aware that you are gaining a great... Continue Reading →

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