Things I Know to be True: An Extraordinary Exploration of Domesticity

Saturday 4th November 2017 at York Theatre Royal. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Frantic Assembly's Things I Know to be True explores the many complexities of family life; it's warm, it's gut-punching and it's utterly captivating. Written by Andrew Bovell, the piece tackles a range of frictions and social issues with razor sharp observation and a beautifully turbulent script.... Continue Reading →

Seaside Terror: Dexterous and Inventive

Friday 3rd November 2017 at Leeds Carriageworks (Studio). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Odd Doll's Seaside Terror is a fantastic take on the farcical nature of 1970s horror tropes and the decaying interest in seaside holidays. We are transported to Southpaw, a once loved but now run-down seaside town which harbours a decidedly disquieting ice cream man who delights... Continue Reading →

You Magnificent Beast: Proudly Dirty as Muck

Saturday 7th October 2017, at Harrogate International Centre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ You Magnificent Beast is the third stand up tour of Greg Davies, and it doesn't disappoint. This self proclaimed 'very dirty boy' begins by pre-warning us of our responses depending on our preferred Greg Davies projects; apparently, as a fan of Cuckoo in particular, I was... Continue Reading →

(The Fall of) The Master Builder: Brilliantly Constructed

Wednesday 4th October, 2017 at West Yorkshire Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Zinnie Harris' (the fall of) The Master Builder is a brilliantly crafted tale of darkness and revelations which is dotted with misleading charm and laughter. Considered by creators to be 'more a response than a version' of Ibsen's original work, this play feels modern and fiery.... Continue Reading →

Avenue Q: Warped & Wanton

Thursday 28th September 2017 at Leeds Carriageworks. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx's Avenue Q is famed for its devilish take on children's puppetry and Diva Productions definitely deliver the laughs with their take on the show. With book by Jeff Whitty, Avenue Q boasts quick fire comedy, visual gags and a delightfully warped take... Continue Reading →

The Weir: A Waiting Game

Saturday 23rd September 2017 at Harrogate Theatre ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Conor McPherson's The Weir has enjoyed glowing praise since its debut twenty years ago. The piece won the 1997 Olivier Award for Best New Play and the Daily Telegraph declared it to be 'One of the best plays of the past century'. Featuring the likes of Brian... Continue Reading →

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