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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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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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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: Alone in Berlin, York Theatre Royal

March 5, 2020 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Alone in Berlin, York Theatre Royal

More and more these days I am reminded of the prescience of W.B. Yeats’s poem The Second Coming, and particularly the line ‘The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.’

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& Juliet: Miriam-Teak Lee talks about taking on the ultimate role

September 4, 2019 Comments Off on & Juliet: Miriam-Teak Lee talks about taking on the ultimate role

It’s by no means impossible that you’ve never heard the name Max Martin.

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Theatre Review: Amélie The Musical, Opera House, Manchester

August 7, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Amélie The Musical, Opera House, Manchester

I’ve pondered before in these pages on the apparently insatiable appetite of musical theatre producers for hit films that can be transformed into stage hits.

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Theatre Review: There Is A Light That Never Goes Out: Scenes From the Luddite Rebellion, Royal Exchange, Manchester

July 31, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: There Is A Light That Never Goes Out: Scenes From the Luddite Rebellion, Royal Exchange, Manchester

There was no little irony in the fact that the press night opening for a play about the luddites should be delayed by a malfunctioning microphone.

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