Queen of Chapeltown: A Tale of Two Well-Spun Threads

Wednesday 13th September 2017 at a West Yorkshire Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Colin Grant's Queen of Chapeltown, written in celebration of the 50th year of the Leeds West Indian Carnival, offers a unique insight into the origins of one of Leeds' defining features. Based on the accounts of founders and attendees, this drama centres around identity and... Continue Reading →

Sorry! No Coloureds, No Irish, No Dogs: Powerful

Friday 5th May, 2017, at Leeds Carriageworks Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Gazebo's 'Sorry! No Coloureds, No Irish, No Dogs' is an important piece of theatre which not only spotlights some of the important black historical figures and role models that we should know about, but it pummels a modern audience with disturbing resonance in today's socio-political climate.... Continue Reading →

Blue Stockings: A Lively, Biting Look at Incredible Social History

Preview at York Theatre Royal, 28th February (with thanks to TheatreBloggers). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Set within the judgemental setting of uppity Cambridge in 1896, this brilliant play from Jessica Swale takes issue with the now infamous, outrageous arguments against women seeking education. Four spirited young women brace the stigma of wanting more than house and home when... Continue Reading →

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