A View from the Bridge: Gripping Must-See Drama

Saturday 28th September 2019 at York Theatre Royal. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge is a brilliant, intensely gripping play and with an impeccable performance like Nicholas Karimi’s at its centre, this is an outstanding production wholly worthy of its source material. A haunted lawyer (Robert Pickavance) narrates, recalling this tale with gravity... Continue Reading →

Blokes, Fellas, Geezers: Behind the Macho Bluster

Friday 27th September at Harrogate Theatre (Studio). ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Jake Jarratt writes and stars in Blokes, Fellas, Geezers, a production which bills itself as ‘A Show about inherited working-class masculinity.’ It feels personal so if this isn’t autobiographical, Jarratt has tapped into quite a raw coming of age arc very insightfully. We meet various Jakes across... Continue Reading →

In and Out of Chekhov’s Shorts: The Ups & Downs of Love & Lust

Tuesday 24th September 2019 at the Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Eliot Giuralarocca adapts Chekhov’s The Chemist’s Wife, At a Summer Villa, The Lady with a Little Dog, The Bear and An Avenger into a beautifully interweaving set of fleeting tales. Each is tied together by lovers lamenting or lovers swooning and there’s a general sense... Continue Reading →

This is Not a Wedding: Bold & Defiant

Tuesday 17th September at York Theatre Royal’s De Grey Rooms. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ When you’re invited to a non-wedding promising a ‘radical and apocolyptic reimagining of some of our most recognisable ceremonies’ featuring a ‘concoction of wildly entertaining dance theatre’, it’s anyone’s guess as to what that will look like in a performance space. It’s certainly wildly... Continue Reading →

Malory Towers: A*s All Round

Tuesday 10th September 2019 at York Theatre Royal. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Wise Children bring a wholesome tale with a few thrilling rough edges to the stage in this musicalised production of Enid Blyton’s Malory Towers. As far as children’s stories go, Malory Towers has it all; sparky youngsters, peripheral grown-ups, minor conflicts with potentially perilous consequences and... Continue Reading →

Christina Bianco’s First Impressions: Star Quality & Stellar Vocals

Saturday 7th September 2019 at the Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ There’s talent and then there’s Talent - Christina Bianco is and has the latter. Boasting hugely impressive pipes and a real star quality, First Impressions offers a few hours of fabulously full-on divalicious entertainment in which Bianco, joined by her brilliant band the Everyman Band,... Continue Reading →

Beyond the Barricade: An Affectionate Celebration of Musical Greats

Thursday 5th September 2019 at the Grand Theatre and Opera House, York. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Beyond the Barricade has been around since the late 90s, celebrating the music of stages in the West End and on Broadway for appreciative musical theatre loving audiences. David Fawcett, Andy Reiss, Poppy Tierney and Shona Lindsay have all been principal players... Continue Reading →

The Night Watch: Passions & Torments in Wartime London

Wednesday 4th September 2019 at York Theatre Royal. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Night Watch is one of Sarah Waters’ more complex novels, directed here by Alastair Whatley. It’s a story which toys with chronology to present the incomplete conclusion before backtracking to the introductions leading to those first glimpses of our characters and the dynamics between them.... Continue Reading →

Deathtrap: A Thriller of Many Great Twists & Turns

Tuesday 3rd September 2019 at Harrogate Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Ira Levin’s Deathtrap doesn’t so much keep us guessing but rather repeatedly flips the script and pulls the rug from under us. Levin has crafted a quirkily charming hybrid of thriller and comedy which takes the thriller genre and essentially combines a celebration and gentle spoofing of... Continue Reading →

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