Barber Shop Chronicles: Fresh, Compelling and Important

Thursday 13th July 2017 at West Yorkshire Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Written by Inua Ellams and directed by Bijan Sheibani, Barber Shop Chronicles (a co-production of West Yorkshire Playhouse, the National Theatre and Fuel) is a rare kind of production; one which explores uncovered ground, exposes unseen environments with insight and offers something genuinely fresh and compelling.... 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 →

Unspoken: Shining a Light on Living with a Stammer

The Carriageworks (studio), Leeds. Saturday 8th July, 2017. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Unspoken, from Leeds Arts Centre, is an important piece of new writing; Neil Rathmell and Trudy Stewart have produced the play under the guidance of members of the local stammering community and the British Stammering Association. The drama draws attention to a sector of society not... Continue Reading →

Gypsy: Disappointing

Thursday 29th June, 2017 at the Grand Opera House, York. ⭐️⭐️ While Pick Me Up Theatre's Gypsy features some fine talent in Maren Fagerås Nævdal, playing Louise, and Maya Tether, playing Dainty June, it doesn't have enough to support a fatally under-rehearsed production. The talented pair play the pawns in their mother's game of chess... Continue Reading →

Golem: Unique, Modern and Utterly Captivating

Saturday 24th June 2017 at Harrogate Theatre ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 Golem is likely like nothing you'll have ever seen before. In fact, watching anything from the theatre company 1927 is likely like nothing you'll have ever seen before. I discovered them back in 2013 and they instantly worked their way into my mental list of favourite theatre... Continue Reading →

Something Terrible Might Happen: A Celebration of the Silly

Thursday 8th June, 2017 at Harrogate Theatre (studio). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Uncanny Theatre's Something Terrible Might Happen explores the things that frighten us, and does so with buckets of fun. It touches briefly on emotional fears and anxieties but excels in its Fun House approach to the irrational and the adrenaline-filled fears that we have. Relying heavily... Continue Reading →

Elephant and Castle: Refreshingly Different & Very Funny

Wednesday 7th June 2017 at Harrogate Theatre (Studio) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Elephant and Castle is a gig-theatre show which explores the humour, the confusion and the darker side of sleep walk and sleep talk. Real-life couple Tom Adams and Lillian Henley use recordings from three years of sleep talk as the catalyst for songs and narrative snippets... Continue Reading →

La Cage Aux Folles: John Partridge Shines

Saturday 3rd June, 2017 at the Grand Opera House, York. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ La Cage Aux Folles is the work of creators Arthur Laurents, Harvey Fierstein and Jerry Herman and this production of the long-standing classic is directed by Martin Connor - the show has enjoyed huge success since the 1980s and I hope to see more... Continue Reading →

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