The Handlebard’s Romeo & Juliet: Fun & Tomfoolery for Shakespeare’s ‘Star-crossed Lovers’

Tuesday May 25th 2021 at York Theatre Royal ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This ‘very loose’ re-telling of Romeo and Juliet is a treat - mostly because the cast offer that special kind of ‘we are having the time of our lives up here’ magic, but also because it’s a glowing reminder of just how malleable Shakespeare texts can... Continue Reading →

A Christmas Carol: Mischief, Magic & Timeless Moral Messaging

Leeds Playhouse (At Home) Having rehearsed A Christmas Carol with live, socially distanced audiences planned, Leeds Playhouse has been hit with ‘COVID-closure’ once again. Pivoting swiftly, they’ve taken their show online and audiences now have the opportunity to watch Dickens’ classic tale from their sofas. So, what’s Dickensian Leeds like from sofas in front of... Continue Reading →

Orpheus in the Record Shop: If Music Be the Food of Love…

Saturday 10th October 2020 at Leeds Playhouse (Quarry Theatre). Orpheus in the Record Shop brings the incredibly talented Testament back to Leeds Playhouse, and it’s a return worth waiting for. With text and music by Testament (with additional music by Taz Modi) and direction from Aletta Collins, musical and storytelling styles merge to tell a... Continue Reading →

Krapp’s Last Tape: A Retrospective of Spools & Spoils

Saturday 10th October 2020 at Leeds Playhouse (Bramall Rock Void) Before Jonathan Larson was penning musings about 525,600 minutes to measure a year, Samuel Beckett had the supremely underwhelmed Krapp facing the exact same existential crisis, just from much further down the line of life experience... In this co-production from Opera North and Leeds Playhouse,... Continue Reading →

Reflections on Krapp’s Last Tape: A Thing of Reverence

Saturday 10th October 2020 at Leeds Playhouse (Courtyard Theatre). Leeds Playhouse and Opera North’s collaboration series Connecting Voices is bringing audiences back into the fold of live theatre in actual theatre spaces. The series includes some reflective works on the main productions, offering audiences excerpts of music and words which engage with central messages and... Continue Reading →

Shebaa’s Adventure to Jopplety How: Embracing Difference & Learning to See Things Anew

Concrete Youth’s online multi-sensory production of Shebaa’s Adventure to Jopplety How is a lovely tale of self-love and affirmation tailored to audiences living with profound and multiple learning disabilities. Having interviewed Artistic Director Daniel Swift recently about how accessibility lies at the heart of this company, it was great to preview this show and see... Continue Reading →

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