Master Harold and the Boys: When the Relatively Ordinary Becomes Catastrophic

Saturday 2nd November 2019 at the National Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Athol Fugard’s Master Harold and the Boys is a pretty excellent creation. It’s fascinating in its approach to plucking the rotten fruit of history and placing it before us while simultaneously providing us with a very recognisable and relatable dynamic. In this instance however, the rather... Continue Reading →

The King and I: Something Wonderful Indeed

Thursday 31st October 2019 at Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera House. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I is really something wonderful to behold. Having secured glowing receptions in New York and London, this phenomenal production directed by Bartlett Sher is now touring, bringing a beloved classic to... Continue Reading →

Blood Brothers: Lyn Paul Takes a Triumphant Final Turn as Mrs Johnstone

Monday 28th October 2019 at the Grand Opera House, York. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Blood Brothers continues its triumphant circuit on our stages with Lyn Paul reinstated as Mrs Johnstone for one last time. Paul, voted ‘the definitive Mrs Johnstone’, proves wholeheartedly that the accolade is entirely deserved and then some. Joined by yet another cracking cast with... Continue Reading →

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 →

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