Wise Children: A Strong & Daring Dèbut

Wednesday 31st October 2018 at The Old Vic, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Emma Rice’s adaptation of Angela Carter’s Wise Children is both the first production and the inspiration for the name of her brand new company. As a spring board into new territory, Wise Children is by no means the safest choice and is therefore a great... Continue Reading →

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery (Tour): Fun & Fiasco for the Duration

Monday 22nd October 2018 at The Grand Theatre and Opera House, Leeds. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Like most great farces, Mischief Theatre’s The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is all very simple...until it isn’t, which happens approximately sixty seconds in. In this town, ‘everyone’s a crook’ local bank teller Ruth tells us - and she should know -... Continue Reading →

Kindertransport: Lives Saved & Lives Changed For Ever

Saturday 20th October 2018 at Nottingham Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This production of Diane Samuels’ Kindertransport marks the 80th anniversary of the Kindertransports which saved the lives of so many German children endangered by their Jewish faith and those raging against it in Nazi Germany. Children were transported to London and taken in by host families; many... Continue Reading →

The Full Monty: Stripping in a Comic Fight for Dignity

Monday 15th October 2018 at the Grand Opera House, York. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Simon Beaufoy’s play is based on the film (Fox Searchlights Pictures)...which I’ve never seen (I know). My feelings about the show are apparently out of keeping with the general population because I haven’t had the influence of the film guiding me through this production.... Continue Reading →

They Don’t Pay? We Won’t Pay! – The Gift of the Gab in all its Glory

Wednesday 10th October 2018 at York Theatre Royal. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This production is a real comic gem. It’s a new adaptation of Dario Fo’s They Don’t Pay? We Won’t Pay! by Deborah McAndrew and it’s packed with wit, sharp tongued satire and a whole bunch of ridiculousness. Comedies taking on our current political climate tend to... Continue Reading →

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