Caroline, or Change: A Musical as Brutal as it is Beautiful

Saturday 14th April 2018 at Hampstead Theatre, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ After opening at The Chichester Festival and now playing at Hampstead Theatre, this production of Caroline, or Change will soon find its third home when it transfers to the Playhouse Theatre in November. It takes approximately five minutes to see why this production is set to... Continue Reading →

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 →

Our Country’s Good: An Accessibility Game Changer

Wednesday 11th April 2018 at West Yorkshire Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Timberlake Wertenbaker’s Our Country’s Good is based on The Playmaker by Thomas Keneally which is a classic approach to the play-within-a-play trend. It’s the unusual and fascinating subject matter which gives this play its pull; taking audiences back in time to settings untraveled by law abiding... Continue Reading →

Dancing Bear: Providing a Much-Needed Platform for Important Voices

Saturday 7th April 2018 at West Yorkshire Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ We’re currently seeing a much-needed increase in the amount of coverage of the LGBTQ+ community, but little of the coverage offers opportunities for members of that community to be heard in their own words. Jamie Fletcher’s Dancing Bear offers a platform to members of that community,... Continue Reading →

Miss Saigon: An Epic Production in Every Sense

Saturday 7th April 2018 at the Palace Theatre, Manchester. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ There’s little to say about Boublil and Schönberg’s Miss Saigon that hasn’t already been said; the consensus has always declared it a supreme theatrical triumph and that is entirely evident in this revival currently touring the UK. What struck me most about this production is... Continue Reading →

Shakers: A Love Letter to the Art of Multi-Roling

Friday 6th April 2018 at the Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ John Godber and Jane Thornton’s Shakers is a uniquely entertaining piece of theatre which provides actors with a goldmine of opportunities. Set primarily in a swanky bar in which four feisty waitresses tackle the behaviour of both punters and each other, this play doubles as... Continue Reading →

Holes: A Coming of Age Story with Lasting Appeal

Wednesday 4th April 2018 at Nottingham Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Louis Sachar’s modern teen fiction classic has lain dormant in many a heart and mind since becoming a staple of secondary school curriculums. This production from Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company directed by Adam Penford reminds us why this story remains a steadfast presence in memory. When poor... Continue Reading →

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