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The Glass Menagerie

Review: The Glass Menagerie, West Yorkshire Playhouse

September 18, 2015 Comments Off on Review: The Glass Menagerie, West Yorkshire Playhouse

In the interval of Tennessee Williams’s first play, The Glass Menagerie at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, I overheard one broadsheet critic (who shall remain nameless) say to another: “It’s all very well but why drag us across Yorkshire to watch a radio play.”

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James Brining

James Brining: ‘I want to work where the theatre can connect with people’

August 8, 2015 Comments Off on James Brining: ‘I want to work where the theatre can connect with people’

Shortly after moving back to his home town of Leeds from Dundee, where he’d been a very successful artistic director of Dundee Rep, James Brining told Northern Soul that “Leeds is a really brilliant city.

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Are We There Yet? misty bubble

Are We There Yet? How to solve a problem like arts funding

July 14, 2015 Comments Off on Are We There Yet? How to solve a problem like arts funding

Sarah Eastaff, director of a new theatre company dedicated to making exciting, immersive story-telling experiences for children, writes for Northern Soul about producing theatre in unusual spaces and offers some advice when applying for arts funding.

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Director Ellen McDougall talks to Northern Soul

June 11, 2015 Comments Off on Director Ellen McDougall talks to Northern Soul

Ellen McDougall is a prolific director and totally immersed in a profession that began in her early student days when she directed Philadelphia, Here I Come! and Cymbeline.

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Sule Rimi as Joe and Fiston Barek as Dembe in The Rolling Stone by Chris Urch (Royal Exchange Theatre)

Review: The Rolling Stone, Royal Exchange, Manchester

May 1, 2015 Comments Off on Review: The Rolling Stone, Royal Exchange, Manchester

Running in repertory with the current Exchange production of Anna Karenina, and using many of the same cast and backstage team, The Rolling Stone is, for my money, a much more impressive production.

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Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage

Max Stafford-Clark on Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage

April 6, 2015 Comments Off on Max Stafford-Clark on Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage

Northern Soul’s Rich Jevons talks to Out of Joint director Max Stafford-Clark about the new co-production with National Theatre Wales, Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage.

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Mermaid

Re-imagining a classic: Polly Teale talks about Mermaid

March 22, 2015 Comments Off on Re-imagining a classic: Polly Teale talks about Mermaid

Northern Soul’s Rich Jevons talks to Shared Experience’s artistic director Polly Teale about adapting and directing Mermaid.

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David Ganly as Vanya

Mark Rosenblatt on Uncle Vanya at West Yorkshire Playhouse

March 11, 2015 Comments Off on Mark Rosenblatt on Uncle Vanya at West Yorkshire Playhouse

Rich Jevons talks to West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Associate Director Mark Rosenblatt about his work on Samuel Adamson’s new adaptation of Chekov’s classic melodrama Uncle Vanya.

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Kendells Bistro

Pre-theatre eats: West Yorkshire Playhouse

February 6, 2015 Comments Off on Pre-theatre eats: West Yorkshire Playhouse

In the second of our series focusing on places to eat before the theatre, Rich Jevons goes to Leeds and visits three venues in walking distance of the West Yorkshire Playhouse: The Wardrobe, Kendells Bistro and Arts Café.

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The Paper Birds - Broke

The Paper Birds: what it means to be broke

February 2, 2015 Comments Off on The Paper Birds: what it means to be broke

Northern Soul’s Rich Jevons talks to The Paper Birds’ artistic director Jemma McDonnell about the company’s latest production, Broke, ahead of a nationwide tour and performances in their home town of Leeds.

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