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Review: Zootropolis – Social commentary disguised as family-friendly animation

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With controversy around intolerance surrounding many aspects of life at the moment, this film couldn’t have arrived at a better time. Reports of minorities being treated poorly in many different industries (not least of all, Hollywood) and seemingly constant fear and rejection of people of foreign descent or appearance, Zootropolis … Read More

Review: SMS’s Grease – It’s Electrifying

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After SMS’s (Stage Musical Society) well-received production of West Side Story earlier this year, expectations were high for their latest production, Grease. Luckily, the audience was not disappointed. After a stylistic opening from the quirky and well-voiced Vince Fontaine (Piers Cottee-Jones),  the opening number, “Grease”, treated the audience to a well-executed, … Read More

Review: Breakfast At Tiffany's leaves a Lott to be desired

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Richard Greenberg’s adaptation of Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s was met with a lukewarm response at Leeds Grand Theatre on 5th April. If you’re not already familiar, the classic story portrays writer, Fred (Matt Baker) as he becomes fascinated with Holly Golightly; the type of girl who every woman wants … Read More

Review: Anomalisa – Sensitive, yet brutal

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Anomalisa is a remarkable achievement in cinematography. It provides a sensitive, yet brutal take on a decline into a mental breakdown through the life of writer and Customer Service Guru Michael Stone on a business trip to Cincinnati to give a conference. It follows him over one night in a … Read More

Review: The Normal Heart – Emotionally captivating

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A balance of comedy and tragedy, Found in 41 Theatre’s production of The Normal Heart is both emotionally captivating and thought-provoking. Written by Larry Kramer, the narrative follows gay activist and writer Ned Weeks during the 80’s in New York City as he attempts to create a group that can … Read More

Review: Great Expectations – WYP gives classic a gripping, gothic gloss

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The moans and echoes of convicts groping out of a decaying ship echo around the stage, and the audience jump back. In the front row, I am terrified and know that this will not be the adaptation I was expecting. The gripping Great Expectations at the West Yorkshire Playhouse breathes new … Read More

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice – A messy disappointment

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Batman and Superman in the same movie – entering the cinema, audiences will be hoping for the best superhero film they’ve ever seen. They will be disappointed. This isn’t just the story of Bruce Wayne trying to get revenge on Superman for the destruction of Metropolis during 2013’s Man of … Read More

Review: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat – Relentlessly delightful

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The all-new 2016 production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat arrived in Leeds Grand Theatre this week to delight audiences of all ages. I must confess, with a mix of celebrity casting, repeats of existing work and a show which feels worn out by countless school productions, the show had a … Read More

Review: Green Day’s American Idiot by Leeds Amateur Medics Musical and Performance Society

3 years ago / 0 comments

Only recently completing its West End run, American Idiot is still a relatively unknown musical for most. Set to the music of Green Day’s concept album, the story focuses on three restless young men searching for meaning in a post 9/11 world, and falling off the rails in the process. … Read More

Michael Lyons: Freeze Frame at the Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery

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Michael Lyons: Freeze Frame, at the Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery, explores Lyons’ sculptural practice and work during the 1970s through framed drawings, maquettes, archive photographs, newspaper clippings and the sculptures themselves. Lyons’ work takes inspiration from the industrial and mechanical as the studies, which line the walls of the … Read More