Quentin Crisp, Naked Hope: Deeply Human, Highly Philosophical

Thursday 13th June 2019 at Harrogate Theatre (Studio). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ First and foremost, this show is beautifully written. It’s darkly philosophical, deeply human and irreverently celebratory of the self in all its singularity. Little time passes between striking quips and dramatically existential sarcasm which smacks of great lyricism - the quality of the material is the... Continue Reading →

Be My Baby: Carving Out Fresh Ground

Thursday 16th May 2019 at Leeds Playhouse (Pop Up Theatre). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Four young girls from various walks of life. One thing in common: they’re knocked up in the 60s without a ring to show for it. Cue the secretive ‘home’ tucked away in some remote area where the girls are cut off from friends and... Continue Reading →

Fallen Fruit: Personal, Political & Very Relevant

Saturday 16th February 2019 at York Theatre Royal. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Fallen Fruit is a solo show of personal experience, pointed political edge and undeniably glaring relevance. Watching this show against the alarming backdrop of Brexit and Trump’s tactical ‘State of Emergency’ to secure funding for his border wall, there’s a cold chill of foreboding to be... Continue Reading →

Kindertransport: Lives Saved & Lives Changed For Ever

Saturday 20th October 2018 at Nottingham Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This production of Diane Samuels’ Kindertransport marks the 80th anniversary of the Kindertransports which saved the lives of so many German children endangered by their Jewish faith and those raging against it in Nazi Germany. Children were transported to London and taken in by host families; many... Continue Reading →

Double Bill: It’s a Miracle & The Colin Atkins Story

Wednesday 4th July 2018 at Leeds Carriageworks Theatre (Studio). Leeds Arts centre’s latest offering is this ‘comedy double bill’ of Neil Rathmell’s It’s a Miracle and The Colin Atkins Story. ‘Comedy’ is at times a little difficult to find here, as the laughs are relatively sparse across both performances, but the plays are entertaining and... Continue Reading →

Searching for the Heart of Leeds: A Fond & Vibrant Farewell… & Hello

Friday 22nd June 2018 at Leeds Playhouse (formerly West Yorkshire Playhouse). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Searching for the Heart of Leeds is the final show produced by West Yorkshire Playhouse prior to its major re-development. It marks a crossover from West Yorkshire Playhouse to the Leeds Playhouse rebrand and the production mirrors that sense of departure and arrival;... Continue Reading →

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