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Adela Rajnovic, Riana Duce & Matt Prendergast - imitating the dog & Leeds Playhouse - Dracula The Untold Story - Photo Ed Waring

Theatre Review: Dracula – The Untold Story, imitating the dog, Leeds Playhouse

October 14, 2021 No Comments

“We have staged Dracula: The Untold Story as a live graphic novel,” says UK theatre company imitating the dog. And that is precisely what they have done.

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Heathers The Musical - UK Tour 2021 - Photos by Pamela Raith (1)

Theatre Review: Heathers the Musical, Palace Theatre, Manchester

October 13, 2021 No Comments

Seeing half-remembered films from the 1980s turned into feel-good theatrical musicals has been a puzzling phenomenon of theatregoing in the past few years.

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Letter to Boddah. Images courtesy of Ilkley Playhouse

Theatre Review: Letter to Boddah, Ilkley Playhouse

October 12, 2021 No Comments

This is a fine production of an extraordinary play.

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hang. Image by Matt Jamie.

Theatre Review: hang, Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne

October 2, 2021 Comments Off on Theatre Review: hang, Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne

I’m embarrassed, but it’s necessary to open with a confession.

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TWOTW Prod Image (2021 Cast - Julian Spooner, Jess Mabel Jones). Photographer_ Luke Forsythe

Theatre Review: The War of the Worlds, HOME, Manchester

September 28, 2021 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The War of the Worlds, HOME, Manchester

I know I used to be a radio drama producer, but surely everyone has heard of Orson Welles’ radio version of War of the Worlds?

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RET Glee & Me - Liv Hill (Lola) - Photo by Helen Murray

Theatre Review: Glee and Me, Royal Exchange, Manchester

September 20, 2021 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Glee and Me, Royal Exchange, Manchester

Fans of The Take on YouTube will have seen the one about ‘The Sick Girl’ trope.

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Theatre Review: Grimm Tales, The Dukes, Williamson Park, Lancaster   

August 6, 2021 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Grimm Tales, The Dukes, Williamson Park, Lancaster   

The Dukes’ summer show in Lancaster’s Williamson Park is one of the highlights of my theatrical year.

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Theatre Review: Piaf, Leeds Playhouse

August 5, 2021 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Piaf, Leeds Playhouse

Until recently I didn’t know much about Edith Piaf other than her song Non, je ne regrette rien, which has always been a go-to for anyone sticking their chin out to the world.

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A scene from The Global Playground by Theatre-Rites @Great Northern Warehouse. Part of Manchester International Festival 2021. Directed by Sue Buckmaster. Guy Hoare, Lighting Designer, Ingrid Hu, Designer and Gregory Maqoma, Choreographer (Opening 2-07-2021) ©Tristram Kenton 06-21 (3 Raveley Street, LONDON NW5 2HX TEL 0207 267 5550 Mob 07973 617 355)email: tristram@tristramkenton.com

Review: The Global Playground, Theatre-Rites, Manchester International Festival, Great Northern

July 17, 2021 Comments Off on Review: The Global Playground, Theatre-Rites, Manchester International Festival, Great Northern

If Manchester International Festival (MIF) has any raison d’être, this has to be it.

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The Hound- of the Baskervilles, Pamela Raith Photography

Theatre Review: The Hound of the Baskervilles, Bolton Octagon

July 7, 2021 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Hound of the Baskervilles, Bolton Octagon

This is extremely silly.

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