Happy Hour: Bold and Creative

Friday 13th April 2018 at the Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Tmesis Theatre’s Happy Hour has plenty going for it; fearless and dynamic use of physical theatre and subject matter that is both relevant and prevalent in modern society. The workers on Level 3 are puppeteered by God-like voices (Rob Bond and Mary Pearson) coming through... Continue Reading →

The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk: Beautiful Storytelling

Tuesday 20th March 2018 at West Yorkshire Playhouse ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ In many ways, The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk defies description; much like the comical opening exchange points out - a scene which sees our protagonist bombarded with convoluted attempts to describe his work with words; visual art is extremely difficult to capture in this way. Based... Continue Reading →

Best of BE Festival 2018: An Intriguing Showcase of European Experimental Theatre

Friday 9th March 2018 at Harrogate Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ BE Festival is billed as ‘Birmingham’s genre-bending European arts festival’ and The Best of BE Festival which is currently touring the UK features the top three voted-for shows from the BE Festival. The festival requires performers to restrict their pieces to no more than 30 minutes, paving... Continue Reading →

Best of BE Festival – André and Dorine: Expertly Fused Darkness & Light

Friday 9th March 2018 at Harrogate Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Spanish company Kulunka Teatro’s André and Dorine is a gorgeously feeling piece of full mask theatre. One of three pieces touring the UK in The Best of BE Festival, this performance covers an expansive narrative of great depth and development in just thirty minutes. Despite its dainty... Continue Reading →

The Nature of Forgetting: Beautiful Physical Theatre

Tuesday 6th March 2018 at West Yorkshire Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Theatre Re’s The Nature of Forgetting explores memory through the lens of Tom, who is living with Early Onset Dementia. Conceived and directed by Guillaume Pigé and devised by the company, it’s a piece which seeks an emotional response through montages and tableaux of the life... Continue Reading →

Things I Know to be True: An Extraordinary Exploration of Domesticity

Saturday 4th November 2017 at York Theatre Royal. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Frantic Assembly's Things I Know to be True explores the many complexities of family life; it's warm, it's gut-punching and it's utterly captivating. Written by Andrew Bovell, the piece tackles a range of frictions and social issues with razor sharp observation and a beautifully turbulent script.... Continue Reading →

Oddsocks’ Romeo & Juliet: Capulet Rockers and Montague Mods…

Tuesday 11th July 2017 at RHS Harlow Carr, Harrogate. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Well, Oddsocks have gone and done it again! Approaching one of Shakespeare's most famous plays, Romeo and Juliet, they decided, naturally, to frame the whole story as a Mods and Rockers themed farce. Does that work? Well, yes actually! In the beautiful outdoor setting of... Continue Reading →

La Strada: A Slick, Enchanting Hybrid

Wednesday 26th April, 2017 at West Yorkshire Playhouse ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 There is a brilliant energy running through this production; the enveloping rowdy scenes of bars and cleverly represented busy streets are joyous to watch purely for the brilliance of the physicality, which is absolutely a winning aspect of this wonderful production. But the surreal energy of... Continue Reading →

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