Articles relating to: West Yorkshire Playhouse
Don’t you just hate it when you’ve spent hours of your life reading a whodunnit only to find that the author solves the crime by bringing on a total stranger at the end?Read the full story..
“It’s living with dementia, not retreating or suffering from it.” Every Third Minute, a festival of theatre, dementia and hope
Here’s a sobering thought. In under 10 years, it is estimated that more than a million people in the UK will be living with dementia.Read the full story..
“The world is a book, and those who don’t travel only read one page,” says Professor Kirke at the beginning of The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe.Read the full story..
Henrik Ibsen’s The Master Builder, published in 1892, begins with the arrival of a young woman, Hilde Wangel, in Halvard Solness’s office.Read the full story..
“Nothing in his life became him like the leaving it.” So says Malcolm of the Thane of Cawdor in Macbeth. If only the same could be said of Great Britain abandoning its Empire.Read the full story..
Cyrano de Bergerac had a very big nose. So big in fact that Edmund Rostand immortalised it in his 1897 comic masterpiece, written almost 250 years after his eponymous hero’s death.Read the full story..
I’ve loved Baz Luhrmann for a very long time. He makes the magical possible because he made Moulin Rouge. That’s how to spend a budget and give the cinema-goer value for money.Read the full story..
Transform started life back in 2011 with a bold objective: to re-imagine what theatre can look like, what it can do and to ‘reflect the socially conscious and radical North’.Read the full story..
There was a celebratory feel about the opening night of Triple Bill 2016 at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds.Read the full story..
Some people hate the M62 – that windy, high-peaked, lugubrious trek from east to west or west to east. But I like the journey, especially the one from Manchester to Leeds.Read the full story..
The Northern Soul Awards 2018
The Northern Soul Awards 2018 took place at the stunning Manchester Cathedral on November 15. Here’s our list of winners, along with the Highly Commended and Special Mentions for each category. Congratulations!
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'I’ll never forget emerging from the Swan Theatre after a four-hour RSC production of King Lear, blinking like I’d not seen daylight in years, and my dad saying “good grief, you look pale”.' Theatre Review: Macbeth, Royal Exchange, Manchester northernsoul.me.uk/theatre-re… pic.twitter.com/mARw3kEXWM