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 →

Lady Windermere’s Fan: A Gift of Gentle Escapism & Hilarity

Saturday 24th February 2018 at The Vaudeville Theatre, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A period satire directed by Kathy Burke and featuring Jennifer Saunders? What luck! Kathy Burke’s production of Oscar Wilde’s Lady Windermere’s Fan (part of the Vaudeville’s Oscar Wilde season) is wonderfully light-hearted and a pure gift of escapism. Wilde’s many, many chortle-inducing lines are flawlessly... Continue Reading →

West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Spring/ Summer 2018 Season Launch: Top Picks

West Yorkshire Playhouse’s new season has been announced! I tootled along to the Season Launch last week and as the mulled wine flowed, the creative team offered some insights into the months ahead. Focusing on ‘embracing our city’ and bringing ‘vital theatre’ to the people of Leeds and beyond, the upcoming home-grown work and launch... Continue Reading →

Avenue Q: Warped & Wanton

Thursday 28th September 2017 at Leeds Carriageworks. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx's Avenue Q is famed for its devilish take on children's puppetry and Diva Productions definitely deliver the laughs with their take on the show. With book by Jeff Whitty, Avenue Q boasts quick fire comedy, visual gags and a delightfully warped take... Continue Reading →

West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Autumn/Winter Season Launch: Top Picks

'West Yorkshire Playhouse's Autumn/ Winter 17 Season is a vibrant collection of diverse stories from across the world, retold by exceptional theatre makers.' -WYP It's official: West Yorkshire Playhouse has a very exciting Autumn/winter season planned... I went along to their launch event yesterday and found myself very impressed with the line-up; the season is... Continue Reading →

Golem: Unique, Modern and Utterly Captivating

Saturday 24th June 2017 at Harrogate Theatre ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 Golem is likely like nothing you'll have ever seen before. In fact, watching anything from the theatre company 1927 is likely like nothing you'll have ever seen before. I discovered them back in 2013 and they instantly worked their way into my mental list of favourite theatre... Continue Reading →

Bianca Del Rio’s Not Today, Satan!

Newcastle City Hall, Wednesday 15th February, 2017. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I don't think I've ever laughed so constantly at a show as I did last night when seeing Bianca Del Rio's Not Today Satan. With Del Rio, it's a powerhouse display of killer delivery, arresting aesthetic and more feigned, biting bitterness than a narcissist in therapy... Not... Continue Reading →

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