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 →

Under Three Moons: Understated & Topical

Tuesday 22nd October 2019 at York Theatre Royal (Studio). ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Daniel Kanaber takes on topical subject matter with an eye for authenticity and understated power in Under Three Moons. The play follows two comically mis-matched boys who become bickering men who become slightly older, more worldly men with disparate lives. Taking place across three nights... Continue Reading →

There are No Beginnings: Taking Back the Night, the Narratives & the Mic

Wednesday 16th October 2019 at Leeds Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Charley Miles’ There are No Beginnings is pretty stellar new work. Set in a time of apathetic approaches to women’s voices and performed in the era of #MeToo and the rising up of women across every industry and day to day experience, it makes for an incredibly... Continue Reading →

My Beautiful Laundrette: All is Not Fair in Love & Loathing

Tuesday 15th October 2019 at Leeds Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Hanif Kureishi’s 1985 screenplay lands on stage as a story of youth, prejudice and gritty perseverance which feels as if it were written this year...an impression only dashed by the political figures, some Pet Shop Boy tunes and some very 80s fashion. Aside from those time markers,... Continue Reading →

Mushy – Lyrically Speaking: A Lively Take on a Story We Think We Know…

Tuesday 8th October 2019 at Leeds Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Musharaf Asghar was irrevocably written into pop culture when that episode of Educating Yorkshire aired back in 2013. The U.K. collectively shed tears for the wee lad helped by his quirky English teacher’s chance-encounter with The King’s Speech. It’s the stuff of Hollywood holiday movies: the struggle inspirationally... 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 →

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