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 →

The Welkin: A Perilous Standoff between Damnation & Defence

Saturday 22nd February 2020 at the National Theatre, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Welkin is a fantastic example of past and present colliding. Lucy Kirkwood’s new play offers harsh realities, intelligent light relief and dramatic revelations to leave craters in the stage. Educating and entertaining as much as it interrogates and grips, we are presented with shifting... Continue Reading →

Crongton Knights: A Refreshing Take on the Coming of Age Story

Wednesday 26th February at York Theatre Royal. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Based on Alex Wheatle’s novel and adapted here by Emteaz Hussain, Crongton Knights is a refreshing force, spotlighting young voices and experiences in a production which looks at everything from the classic glorification of friendships to gender politics and the dangerous situations which can so easily sneak... Continue Reading →

Seeds: Impressively Unrelenting

Monday 23rd February 2020 at Leeds Playhouse (Bramall Rock Void). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Evelyn (Judith Jacob) is lighting candles on a Birthday cake when a ring of the doorbell brings Jackie (Penny Layden) out from the cold and into the fire as it were, placing her centre stage in a living room which periodically doubles as courtroom. ... Continue Reading →

Kneehigh’s Ubu! – A Frenzy of Rule Breaking, Ridiculousness & Fun

Tuesday 4th February 2020 at Leeds Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Absurd anarchy abounds in the best possible way in Kneehigh’s latest offering. All in all this 'promenade musical' and 'sing along satire' is a mixed experience - night club scene, street protest, circus act and avant-garde fearlessness come together to take us on a wild ride of... Continue Reading →

Dr Korczak’s Example: A Remarkable Man & A Remarkable Story Told with Great Feeling

Wednesday 29th January 2020 at Leeds Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ In seeing Leeds Playhouse’s latest offering, Doctor Janusz Korczak and his brilliant work are no longer in the realm of the unknown to me and for that I am so grateful. We now know that the plague of Nazi rule and the creation of places like The... Continue Reading →

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