Kinky Boots (Tour): Love & Laughter…with Glitter. LOTS of Glitter.

Tuesday 9th April 2019 at the Grand Theatre and Opera House, Leeds. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Kinky Boots strutted into the Grand Theatre and Opera House, Leeds last night like it owned the whole damn city. It was faaabulous! With wise-cracking and heartfelt book by Harvey Fierstein alongside fierce, catchy anthems and powerhouse ballads from Cyndi Lauper it’s... Continue Reading →

Wilde Without the Boy: The Darker Side of Love

Friday 5th April 2019 at Harrogate Theatre (Studio). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Every time I see an Oscar Wilde-related production I fall all over again for the sheer grit and elegance of the man. While his satirical plays with eagle-eyed social commentary most often find their way into our theatres now, this production, rather uniquely, brings one of... Continue Reading →

Noughts and Crosses: A Resonant Adaptation

Tuesday 2nd April 2019 at York Theatre Royal. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Malorie Blackman's hugely popular and deeply resonant novel Noughts and Crosses makes its way to the stage thanks to Pilot Theatre. Blackman's work is adapted for the stage by Sabrina Mahfouz and directed by Esther Richardson, with some mixed results but undeniable power. Noughts are at... Continue Reading →

Unsung: Timely & Passionate

Thursday 14th March 2019 at Harrogate Theatre (Studio). ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Unsung is an excellent concept: four great women from different historical periods chewing the fat about just why it is that women have been (and still are) so under-appreciated. It’s a new play from Lisa Holdsworth and a strong cast of four fierce females take on... Continue Reading →

Into the Deep: Probing Subject Matter in a Fractious Family Home

Monday 20th August 2018 at the Etcetera Theatre, Camden. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Ed Lees’ Into the Deep casts a wide net. It takes on mental health, familial relationships, gender roles, inter-generational struggle, financial struggle and the futility of ambition. Most of this subject matter is covered with insight and care in this production by Popcorn Productions, but... Continue Reading →

Medusa: Topical and Ambitious, with Mixed Results

Tuesday 31st October, 2017 at Leeds Carriageworks Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Proper Job Theatre Company's Medusa (a co-production with Square Chapel Arts Centre) is a prime example of a fearless piece of adaptation which is a slow burner and lands somewhere between impressively ambitious and over- ambitious. The narrative presented is certainly emotive, telling the version of... Continue Reading →

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