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 →

Talking Heads – Susan, Doris & Irene: Superb

Wednesday 20th June 2018 at West Yorkshire Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Alan Bennett really is a genius. Every so often, I forget this fact but a perfectly staged production like this becomes an impressive reminder. West Yorkshire Playhouse is producing the first 6 dramatic monologues of Bennet’s Talking Heads which landed in living rooms in 1988 and... Continue Reading →

Opera North’s Berlin to Broadway: Both Entertaining & Illuminating

Tuesday 19th June 2018 at Leeds City Varieties Music Hall. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Beginning with ‘Mack the Knife’ by torchlight, Opera North’s Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill makes a beautifully nostalgic and atmospheric arrival to the stage. From this glimpse of 1920s ambience created by Tim Skelly’s lighting design, notably reminiscent of underground caverns and the... Continue Reading →

Hard Times: Dickens’ Masterful Caricatures Shine Brightly

Tuesday 22nd May 2018 at West Yorkshire Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Northern Broadsides tackle a literary giant with their latest production, Charles Dickens’ Hard Times. Deborah McAndrew certainly set herself a mammoth task in adapting the work of one of the most charmingly verbose figures of the British Literary Canon into two and a half hours of... Continue Reading →

Dollywould: Unfettered Random Fandom

Friday 11th May 2018 at the Live Arts Bistro, Leeds. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Sh!t Theatre duo Becca and Louise love Dolly Parton. They’re fascinated by Dolly the cloned sheep and ideas of mortality and immortality. They’re satirical when it comes to the mind-numbing grasp consumerism has on the average citizen, bemused by the close proximity of preservation... Continue Reading →

Sunshine on Leith: A Hit with Both Substance and Style

Friday 27th April 2018 at West Yorkshire Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Sunshine on Leith is the West Yorkshire Playhouse’s latest musical venture and if the unanimous standing ovations and deafening cheers at the curtain call are anything to go by, it’s a hit for amorous audiences. As a show constructed around hits of The Proclaimers like I’m... Continue Reading →

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