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 →

BLACK WOMEN DATING WHITE MEN: Talking Love & Relationships in a Complicated World

In BLACK WOMEN DATING WHITE MEN, Somebody Jones offers insights into the world of love, dating and marriage through the eyes of five Black women interviewed about their experiences of being in long term relationships with white men. Beginning with a specific recent experience and then developing tangential discussion from there, the piece is engaging... Continue Reading →

Primrose Path: A Love More Pain than Gain

Warning: references to mature content, domestic violence and abuse. Damon and Chriss are in love. It’s a warped, macabre, dangerous kind of love, but it’s love to them. ‘Are we good for each other Damon?’ She asks. ‘It doesn’t matter, we’re right for each other’ comes the blinkered reply. Primrose Path doesn’t so much entertain... Continue Reading →

Less Than Human: A Take-Down of ‘Survival of the Fittest’

Friday 13th March 2020 at York Theatre Royal (Studio). ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Out of Character Theatre’s Less Than Human certainly feels loudly reflective of the world outside theatre doors right now. Exploring ideas about social inequality and ‘survival of the fittest’ we meet a semi-civilisation in which ‘lesser’ beings are left to die in stairwells and those... Continue Reading →

Ghost Stories: One for the Thrill-Seekers

Tuesday 11th March 2020 at the Grand Opera House, York ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ When it comes to this spooky joint venture from Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman, it’s so much more about the journey than the destination. Using all bells, smoke, trickery and whistles available, this production swiftly creates a mild hysteria within its audience. If you’re... Continue Reading →

Oliver Twist: Embracing the Grittier Origins of Dickens’ Story

Wednesday 4th March 2020 at Leeds Playhouse (Quarry Theatre). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Oliver Twist has once more found his way back to a stage and in this production Amy Leach directs a brand new Dickens adaptation from Bryony Lavery - one that wholly embraces its gritty and disturbing origins. A co-production of Leeds Playhouse and Ramps on... Continue Reading →

Lionman: The Great Escape(s)

Monday 2nd March 2020 at Harrogate Theatre (Studio). ⭐️⭐️⭐️ In Dapertutto Theatre’s Lionman we meet Leanard, your classic awkward hermit-intellectual type. Holed up in an uninspiring rented room and flanked by mildly interesting neighbours and an oddball landlady, he cracks out obituaries as a day job while dreaming of more fantastical adventures for himself. Never... Continue Reading →

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