Review: A View from the Bridge

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 →

Review: Quentin Crisp (Touring)

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 →

Review: Hayley and Me at Harrogate Theatre

Tuesday 11th June 2019 at Harrogate Theatre (Bar Space). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ As with her last venture You’ve Changed, Kate O’Donnell delivers a show full of gently irreverent wit and great deeper significance with Hayley and Me. My shower of praise when it comes to stage presence and warmth still stand here and I found myself once... Continue Reading →

Review: Be My Baby At Leeds Playhouse

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 →

Review: Fallen Fruit at York Theatre Royal

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 →

Review: The Cane at Royal Court, London

Saturday 26th January 2019 at The Royal Court, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I'm a little late to the party with this one, but here's my tuppence worth, for what it's worth: Mark Ravenhill’s new play is a dark and intriguing affair laced with dry humour and a scathing commentary on our culture of accountability. As a teacher... 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 →

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