Abigail’s Party: A Comic Case of Hosts Behaving Badly

Tuesday 29th January 2019 at The Grand Opera House, York.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Mike Leigh’s 1977 comedy Abigail’s Party is a beautifully preserved microcosm of seventies trends, etiquette and values. It’s also a very neat reflection of timeless relationship dynamics, making it ever relevant and entertaining - one look at the current housing market tells you that aspirational young... Continue Reading →

The Full Monty: Stripping in a Comic Fight for Dignity

Monday 15th October 2018 at the Grand Opera House, York. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Simon Beaufoy’s play is based on the film (Fox Searchlights Pictures)...which I’ve never seen (I know). My feelings about the show are apparently out of keeping with the general population because I haven’t had the influence of the film guiding me through this production.... Continue Reading →

Hairspray: An Absolute Joy

Monday 16th July 2018 at the Grand Opera House, York. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I left the theatre after Hairspray wanting to turn around and go straight back in again. With book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan and a lucrative history of successes, Hairspray remains a giant in the musical theatre world. It’s a truly special piece... Continue Reading →

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