The Night Watch: Passions & Torments in Wartime London

Wednesday 4th September 2019 at York Theatre Royal. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Night Watch is one of Sarah Waters’ more complex novels, directed here by Alastair Whatley. It’s a story which toys with chronology to present the incomplete conclusion before backtracking to the introductions leading to those first glimpses of our characters and the dynamics between them.... Continue Reading →

Review from the Movie Theatre: The Favourite

Released January 2019. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Believe the hype. The Favourite is pretty golden. Aside from stand-out performances across the board, this is a brilliant film from camera work to costumes to cinematography to fantastic script.  The film looks at Queen Anne, fleetingly Queen in the early 18th century, victim of countless personal tragedies and object of... Continue Reading →

Pride & Prejudice: Beautifully Captures the Charm Of Outdoor Theatre

Saturday 25th August 2018 at Roundhay Park, Leeds. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ It is a truth universally acknowledged that Pride and Prejudice is one of, if not the greatest work of Jane Austen... David Kerby-Kendall has taken up the perilous task of adapting this classic for the stage, condensing a sweeping narrative into around two hours - and... Continue Reading →

Hard Times: Dickens’ Masterful Caricatures Shine Brightly

Tuesday 22nd May 2018 at West Yorkshire Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Northern Broadsides tackle a literary giant with their latest production, Charles Dickens’ Hard Times. Deborah McAndrew certainly set herself a mammoth task in adapting the work of one of the most charmingly verbose figures of the British Literary Canon into two and a half hours of... Continue Reading →

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