Review: Dreamgirls (Touring)

Wednesday 22nd June 2022 at Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera House. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ It’s not until you see Dreamgirls live on stage that you truly understand what it takes to bring it to life for audiences. The sheer graft on display from a gifted cast is fantastic to watch when it comes to spectacle and story,... Continue Reading →

Review: Retake, Remake! (Touring)

Thursday 16th June 2022 at Harrogate Theatre ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Retake, Remake! seeks to take back air time. Over the years, many movies, TV shows and various other platforms have given storylines specifically depicting those with learning disabilities to actors without such lived experiences. As such, the depictions in those storylines are often out of kilter with... Continue Reading →

Review: The White Card at Leeds Playhouse

Thursday 26th May 2022 at Leeds Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Claudia Rankine’s The White Card explores the ways in which white people engage with the stories, experiences and art of Black people. It questions the motivation behind our consumption of such stories and how often white people engage at a privileged arm’s length rather than recognising themselves... Continue Reading →

Review: Red Ellen (Touring)

Tuesday 24th May 2022 at York Theatre Royal. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ “There is more than one way to kill a revolutionary.” Caroline Bird’s Red Ellen is the latest in a welcome clutch of new work spotlighting marginalised female figures from history. Ellen Wilkinson was undoubtedly a remarkable figure with a flawed personal life and a career spanning... Continue Reading →

Review: The Homecoming (Touring)

Monday 16th May 2022 at York Theatre Royal. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The truth? I’m still not sure what to think of the bizarre but enthralling piece of theatre that is The Homecoming. I realise of course that this is precisely the reputation preceding Mr Harold Pinter, master of ambiguity and rule-breaking, so I’m happy to sit with... Continue Reading →

Review: Chicago the Musical (Touring)

Tuesday 10th May 2022 at Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera House. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Chicago features some of the most iconic sights and sounds of musical theatre and it’s always a pleasure to behold, whether live or in its immortalised movie form. With Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse (based Maurine Dallas Watkins’ play) and the... Continue Reading →

Review: Showstopper! (Tour)

Saturday 23rd April 2022 at York Theatre Royal ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Olivier Award-winning Showstopper is currently touring the UK, offering a special brand of improv entertainment: musical theatre built upon the random foundations offered up by audiences. Here we have a show which promises to be completely unique each night, with no two shows too similar... Continue Reading →

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