Category : Arts

Here we go again! – Mamma Mia! comes to the Leeds Grand

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With exams out of the way and university over for yet another year, Mamma Mia! at the Leeds Grand Theatre is the perfect way to welcome in the summer.  The Jukebox musical, written by British playwright Catherine Johnson and based on the hit songs of ABBA as composed by former … Read More

Review: Matter of Bodies/Bodies that Matter

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With a promise to explore ‘the body as object, as landscape, and as commodity’, the artists behind Matter of Bodies | Bodies that Matter had a lot to fit into the confines of LS6’s intimate events space.   On entry, you are confronted with a video montage considerately entitled ‘If … Read More

Review: The Grapes of Wrath – Steinbeck comes to Leeds

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The West Yorkshire Playhouse’s latest production is an adaption of John Steinbeck’s classic American novel The Grapes of Wrath. The play follows the progress of the Joad family as they travel west across America, fleeing the ravages of the Dust Bowl which has devastated the Great Plains. On their journey, … Read More

Evita Shines at Leeds Grand Theatre

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With the election on everybody’s mind, Evita was the perfect musical to be performed at Leeds Grand Theatre  – unless Corbyn the Musical decides to tour anytime soon. Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s politically charged musical takes an autobiographical look of the first lady of Argentina, Eva Peron. Narrated … Read More

Review: Spelling Bee – Musical Theatre Society

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Musical Theatre Society’s latest production takes us back to those cringe-ridden days of adolescence with an unashamed brashness and humour. In presenting us with some of the darker sides of growing up face on with laughter, charm and song, the production spells for a night of light-hearted triumph. Walking in, … Read More

Fast and Furious – What is the fate of the furious?

2 months ago / 0 comments

It’s been 16 years, 8 films and 4.8 billion dollars!! The most recent film in the franchise, Fate of the Furious marks its triumphant return to cinema, now among the biggest cinema franchises of all time. There are even plans for a total of ten films and then, thank god, … Read More

Has ‘The Last Jedi’ slowed down Star Wars?

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This Easter Weekend marks something special for Star Wars fans, Star Wars celebration. There has been information on Battlefront II, a tribute to Carrie Fisher and panels upon panels of those involved with Star Wars, so it’s great for huge fans. Oh… and there was a Last Jedi trailer. I … Read More

Review: East is East – Newcastle Northern Stage

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Newcastle’s Northern Stage introduces a new production of East is East that utterly ruptures the boundaries of comedy and drama. Perhaps a physical description of the audience best describes the atmosphere the director, Suba Das, has managed to create. It’s impossible not to leave the theatre with a head light from laughing, … Read More

Mulholland Drive: A baffling masterpiece for the ages

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Widely considered one of the best and most confusing films of all time, David Lynch’s psychological thriller Mulholland Drive is just as brilliant as it was almost 16 years ago. A newly restored version of the film has been screening across the UK, preceding a special edition DVD release this … Read More

Leeds Art Gallery: Is lack of funding becoming a prominent problem?

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The Leeds Art Gallery has recently launched a crowdfunding campaign in the hopes of raising £17,000 in thirty days so that artist Lothar Götz can create a contemporary, abstract painting as Leeds City Gallery reopens in October. The Art Fund’s Art Happens Initiative will hopefully fund the ‘immersive and site-specific … Read More