Tag : LUU Theatre Group

Review: LUU Theatre Group’s Proof

1 month ago / 0 comments

“When people have asked me what this show is about, my immediate reaction is ‘Maths!” but Proof isn’t really about maths” Beth Wilson eloquently puts it in her director’s notes on the programme. Family, trust, mental illness, bereavement, all things that Proof is really about, while also being a bit … Read More

Review: Theatre Group’s Doctor Faustus

2 months ago / 0 comments

Theatre Group’s production of Doctor Faustus was directed by Olivia Allen and adapted into the modern era from Christopher Marlowe’s 1592 classic. It follows Faustus, an academic who turns to black magic in a thirst for limitless knowledge. Selling his soul to Lucifer in return for these powers, a tale … Read More

‘Constellations’ Looks For Love in an Infinite Universe

1 year ago / 0 comments

Not so much a typical tale of romance, Nick Payne’s Constellations is a boy-meets-girl two-hander that explores the infinite outcomes of a relationship. A meeting, an intimate night, a betrayal, a reunion, a parting. The audience is constantly challenged to imagine every potential result of the situations presented while the … Read More

Review: The Effect – An Experiment Worth Taking Part In

2 years ago / 0 comments

Entering into the theatrical space of The Effect was like entering into an experiment ourselves; the subject matter thrust into our minds would test us all. On arrival we were given hospital wristbands that unified the audience as we sat down to face, not only the stage, but also the … Read More

Review: TG’s The Trial – comic, captivating and tense

2 years ago / 0 comments

Based on Franz Kafka’s 1925 novel and adapted by Steven Berkoff, Theatre Group’s performance of The Trial delivered in all areas comic, captivating and tense. Centred around the arrest of Joseph K., played by Joe Goodman, for reasons unknown to himself and the guards who arrest him, K.’s perfectly respectable … Read More

LUU Theatre Roundup: Part 1

2 years ago / 0 comments

It‘s been a busy couple of weeks for the University of Leeds‘ student theatre groups. In The Middle give you a taste of our thoughts on the various productions so far. Theatre Group: NSFW “Advertised as a ‘play all about boobs’ by director, Liv Morrissey, the intellectual integrity of TG’s … Read More

Review: TG’s NSFW – mature in more ways than one

2 years ago / 0 comments

Advertised as a ‘play all about boobs’ by director, Liv Morrissey, the intellectual integrity of TG’s ‘NSFW’ was queried, however the show was a treat to watch with some poignant and current topics dealt with in a composed, mature and thought-provoking way. The story follows the two publishing houses: ‘Doghouse’, … Read More

‘Trainspotting’ Review: A strong, striking performance

2 years ago / 0 comments

Before the first line is even delivered, Theatre Group’s Trainspotting stage adaptation drops you into a narcotic-tinted universe, as we are greeted with thumping techno, wavy dancers and a disorientating set. So striking is the set that it proves to almost become a character within the play, transporting us around a grungy Edinburgh with … Read More

‘A Doll’s House’ review – Faithful, yet fiercely relevant

2 years ago / 0 comments

Henrik Ibsen said that in his major work A Doll’s House he was tasked with “the description of humanity”. Director Lily Melhuish and Producer Anya Dye have certainly managed to convey this in their version of the 1879 Danish play – through a handful of complex and often relatable characters, … Read More

Theatre | Titus Andronicus – Flawlessly horrific

5 years ago / 0 comments

photo: Theatre Group Titus Andronicus is an ambitious project. In an early attempt of Shakespeare’s to replicate the revenge tragedies popular at the time, the eponymous Roman general engages in bloody battle with Tamora Queen of the Goths, which sees almost every character gruesomely murdered. The play relies on gory … Read More