Tag : Luke Prowse Baldwin

Haunting and Heartwarming: Opera North’s Silent Night at Leeds Town Hall

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The Christmas truce of 1914 has to be one of the most remarkable events in the history of mankind; we’re talking about a story in which thousands of valorous men left their trenches to unite with those who’d aimed to kill them in the sanguinary months prior. Whilst you may … Read More

Brining Brings the Rays Once Again – the West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Sunshine on Leith

6 months ago / 0 comments

Having also directed the original production of Sunshine on Leith whilst at Dundee Rep, I suppose West Yorkshire Playhouse artistic director James Brining had a slight head start as he began work on this new staging of the much-loved jukebox musical. It thus seemed a relatively safe choice to maintain … Read More

Marching On Together: Red Ladder and WYP’s The Damned United

10 months ago / 0 comments

The famous blue and yellow of Leeds United has become somewhat synonymous with locally based Red Ladder of late for their co-production of The Damned United with the West Yorkshire Playhouse. Nevertheless, I was intrigued to see if Director Rod Dixon could transform David Peace’s bestselling book into another piece … Read More

Can ‘The Damned United’ Unite for a Successful Show?

11 months ago / 0 comments

“Take all your medals, all your caps, all your pots and all your pans and stick them in the biggest dustbin you can find.” That’s the first act legendary football manager, Brian Clough, asks of his recently-inherited Leeds United squad upon his appointment in Red Ladder Theatre Company’s upcoming tour … Read More

Into Chains: Sliding Doors Theatre’s Promising Debut

11 months ago / 0 comments

Every year we see the emergence of new, student-led theatre companies hoping to make a name for themselves in the area and potentially beyond. This time it was the turn of Sliding Doors Theatre with its presentation of the innovative Into Chains. Written by the company’s founder, Rowen Hughes, and … Read More