Category : Theatre

Proposed Carriageworks Changes Under Scrutiny

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Leeds Community Arts Network have called on the City Council to scrap proposed changes to The Carriageworks Theatre, with their chairman suggesting that such changes could “kill off” Community Arts in Leeds. Built in 2005 as a home for community arts after the closure of the Leeds Civic Theatre, Carriageworks … Read More

OT’s Mojo: ‘rip-roaring, searing black comedy’

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First premiered in 1995, Jez Butterworth’s ‘Mojo’ is a rip-roaring, searing black comedy that takes us right to the dark underbelly of gang warfare in late 1950s Soho. The stage is masked by a fug of smoke, and the scent of sex, drugs and rock’n’roll is rife in the seedy … Read More

Look no further for festivity than Nativity! (the Musical)

1 year ago / 0 comments

Arts Editor Rose Crees tells us why this nativity scene must be seen. Nativity! the Musical triumphs at every twist and turn, jazz hand and box-step, sad moment and smile. While usually cautious of anything based on something else (be it film, book or musical), this show, it’s cast, script … Read More

Leeds 2023: a cultural loss by popular vote

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After 4 years of hard work, a million pounds worth of investment, and the submission of ideas by hundreds of residents, Leeds has been dealt a devastating blow.  It’s aspirations of becoming European Capital of Culture in 2023, along with those of Belfast, Dundee, Milton Keynes and Nottingham, lie in … Read More

Made In Dagenham: A Laugh and A Kick All At Once

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Made In Dagenham, about Ford women’s strike, is driven by laughs while also kicking your heart into gear. Amidst a world where globalisation has led to cruel companies exploiting their workers and arguably women have more to fear in the workplace than ever before, it would be understandable to feel … Read More

Theatre Group Offer a Fresh Take on Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’

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Featuring a strong cast, excellent production and a modern interpretation of the Shakespeare classic, Theatre Group’s ‘Macbeth’ is a success. Ella Kennedy’s Macbeth warps the classic tragedy into a narrative of underground secrecy, forming a corporate world peppered with criminality below a surface of tough professionalism. Suited up, and fuelled … Read More

Business As Usual in the NT’s Take on ‘Network’

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Eerily relevant in a time where the reliability of the news is as equally up for discussion as the news itself, Ivo Van Hove’s mighty stage adaptation of Paddy Chayefsky’s Oscar-winning Network (1974) sees the plastic insanity of the corporate world epitomised in a narrative of truth versus profit. With … Read More

Love the Art but Hating the Artist?

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In light of the recent allegations of predatory sexual behaviour made against Kevin Spacey, amongst the many issues that have arisen is the question of: Is it ok for fans to still enjoy Spacey’s work in House of Cards? Sadly, the revelation that a ‘Great Artist’ is in fact an … Read More

Musical Theatre’s Criminal and Thrilling ‘Bonnie and Clyde’

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Musical Theatre Society’s production of “Bonnie and Clyde” whisks us into a thrilling criminal world of 1930s Dallas, Texas. The reckless ambition that joins Clyde Barrow (Michael Ahomka-Lindsay) and Bonnie Parker (Eilish Convery) draws us into the show from their first meeting. Supported by a strong and select ensemble, the … Read More

Immersive ‘Black Rock’ Shows What It Is To Be Human

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From the creator of ‘The Weather Café’, ‘Black Rock’ is another of David Shearing’s innovative and immersive performances with the aim of imitating the sensations of climbing. Arts Writer, Liberty Anstead, describes her experience with this deeply personal and transcendent piece of art. Not knowing what to expect, my friend … Read More