Tag : Furnace Festival

Kate O’Donnell’s ‘You’ve Changed’

12 months ago / 0 comments

Juliette Rowsell, The Gryphon’s Digital Associate, gives herself a break from website headaches, reviewing Kate O’Donnell’s bare-all performance in her play, You’ve Changed. In 2003, Coronation Street featured its first gay kiss. It is also the year that Kate O’Donnell, tonight’s host, decided to transition. At the heart of her heart-warming … Read More

Woke Review

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In a mesmerising blend of beatbox, rap, spoken word and soliloquy, Testament (Andy Brooks) brings together hip hop and feminism. The show is self-aware, ironic, and painfully honest. It’s an example of how much can be done with a one-man show; in this case, an important account of one person’s … Read More

‘Two Man Show’ Review: Am I a “man-woman”?

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As part of West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Furnace Festival music, feminism and excellent execution collide in RashDash’s identity questioning show. “I thought I could tell you with words how funny I am” These words I am about to use are words chosen by men to describe the life of men in … Read More

‘Free Verse (Speak Up!)’ Review: a blistering coming-of-age story

2 years ago / 0 comments

In the years since its beginning, Furnace Festival, part of West Yorkshire Playhouse‘s Artist Development programme, has garnered quite the reputation as the best place to find amazing pieces of theatre before they officially hit the stage. Speak Up, a rehearsal reading of Zodwa Nyoni’s second Playhouse commission, shown towards … Read More