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Theatre Review: The Girl on the Train, West Yorkshire Playhouse

May 23, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Girl on the Train, 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?

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Sharon Small in Still Alice

“It’s living with dementia, not retreating or suffering from it.” Every Third Minute, a festival of theatre, dementia and hope

February 7, 2018 Comments Off on “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.

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The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe

Review: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

December 9, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

“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.

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The Fall of the Master Builder (Photography by Manuel Harlan)

Review: (the fall of) The Master Builder, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

October 11, 2017 Comments Off on Review: (the fall of) The Master Builder, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Henrik Ibsen’s The Master Builder, published in 1892, begins with the arrival of a young woman, Hilde Wangel, in Halvard Solness’s office.

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Review: Partition, West Yorkshire Playhouse

September 13, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Partition, West Yorkshire Playhouse

“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.

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Cyrano, West Yorkshire Playhouse

Review: Cyrano, Northern Broadsides, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

March 1, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Cyrano, Northern Broadsides, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

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.

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Strictly Ballroom The Musical

Review: Strictly Ballroom: The Musical, West Yorkshire Playhouse

December 8, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Strictly Ballroom: The Musical, West Yorkshire Playhouse

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.

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Transform: a city-wide theatre festival in Leeds

April 22, 2016 Comments Off on Transform: a city-wide theatre festival in Leeds

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’.

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Phoenix Dance Theatre Triple Bill

Review: Phoenix Dance Theatre, Triple Bill 2016, Leeds

March 3, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Phoenix Dance Theatre, Triple Bill 2016, Leeds

There was a celebratory feel about the opening night of Triple Bill 2016 at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds. 

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Review: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, West Yorkshire Playhouse

January 12, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, West Yorkshire Playhouse

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.

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