Tag : stage@leeds

Passionate and Political: ‘New Nigerians’ Comes to Leeds

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

For one night only Oladipo Agboluaje’s political satire of Nigerian politics came to Leeds and the theatre filled predominantly with students ready for an evening of humour. Although advertised as a comedy it is fair to say that generally we learned more than we laughed, which was unexpected yet did … Read More

Review: The Waiting Room – Stage @ Leeds

2 years ago / 0 comments

“We are all actors. Everybody lies.” As I fumbled my way through the various set pieces occupying Stage@Leeds last weekend, I was repeatedly reminded of this truism. For in The Waiting Room, a final year PCI production, you are part of the performance. Breaking from the traditional performer-audience dichotomy, immersive … Read More

Review: The Structural Integrity of a Peach – Life, love and angst

2 years ago / 0 comments

Piecing together short snapshots of intertwined lives, The Structural Integrity of a Peach is an ambitious attempt to unravel the anxieties of love life and death. And it is not all together successful. The play opens in an office. Martin (Thomas Hemsley) is alone. He walks to the front of … Read More

Review: The Mayor Of Everywhere – Witty, ambitious, and genuinely surprising

3 years ago / 0 comments

A new world was created in Stage@Leeds late last month as Big Egg Theatre presented their latest production, The Mayor of Everywhere. This young cast’s witty, classic and genuinely surprising piece is a delight to watch. Set in a Jacobean future, it comes to life and draws its audience in … Read More

Leeds University campus burglar jailed

3 years ago / 0 comments

Mark Devine, 40, who stole thousands of pounds’ worth of items belonging to members of a dance class after breaking into changing rooms at Leeds University, has pleaded guilty to offences of burglary. He initially forced entry to the mechanical engineering building and took a camera and charger from a … Read More

After the End has the apocalypse scheduled for 12 o’clock this Tuesday

4 years ago / 0 comments

If you knew when the exact moment the world was going to end, what would you do? This is a question I was left pondering after Tuesday evening’s showing of “After the End,” a student performed, student written production shown in the Banham Theatre this week. Walking into the pitch-black … Read More

‘After the End’ Press Release

4 years ago / 0 comments

Image: Camila Castaneda The apocalypse was scheduled for Tuesday at precisely 12 noon, but when the clock finally struck the end did not come. Frances and Zelda hooked up after an office flirtation and were ready to spend their final moments in each other’s arms. Josef and Cottard were childhood friends … Read More

Open Theatre’s Metamorphosis

4 years ago / 0 comments

Open Theatre Society made the most of the title and central theme of their latest production. Metamorphosis is a play by Steven Berkoff based on the novella of the same name by Franz Kafka. It tells the story of salesman Gregor Samsa, who wakes up one morning to discover he has … Read More

Blue Remembered Hills may have a childish premise, but this production is more than accomplished

4 years ago / 0 comments

When describing the premise of Blue Remembered Hills to anyone that hasn’t seen the play you run the risk of it sounding like the kind of dramatic piece an over-pretentious sixteen-year-old may come up for a GCSE. A group of seven-year-olds spending a summer afternoon in the Forest of Dean … Read More

Dark of the Moon’s black humour is truly captivating

4 years ago / 0 comments

We’ve all become accustomed to supernatural beings as the lead protagonist in shows; from TV to film and even theatre too, characters often come in the form of vampires, werewolves or witches, but it is rarer to see these particular beings as male characters. Within Dark of the Moon, the … Read More