Tag : Theatre

Out of This World Performance: One Giant Leap

5 months ago / 0 comments

Student-produced shows can be a mixed bag of low production value, amateur performances, and poor storytelling, but every once in a while, there is a hidden gem. A show that completely exceeds expectations and reminds you of the extreme talent possessed by young creatives. One Giant Leap definitely falls into … Read More

InTheMiddle with Denis Lawson

6 months ago / 0 comments

You’ve seen him as rebel alliance fighter pilot, Wedge Antilles, in the original Star Wars trilogy; you might also know him as the uncle of Ewan McGregor. But with an acting career than spans over nearly fifty years, Denis Lawson is now ready to conquer a whole new galaxy: the … Read More

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

6 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

A Memorable Performance: The Nature of Forgetting

7 months ago / 0 comments

Arts writer, Caitlin Tilley casts her thoughts on Theatre Re’s latest project at West Yorkshire Playhouse. I was unsure what to expect from Theatre Re’s The Nature of Forgetting, but I was intrigued to see how they would translate the theme of dementia into drama. Having collaborated with UCL Neuroscience … Read More

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

7 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

7 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

“The Master-Mistress of my Passion: Shakespeare’s Work Through an LGBTQ+ Lens

7 months ago / 0 comments

Anaya Sriram examines to what extent Shakespeare represents LGBTQ+ characters within his plays. If you ask anyone to name an iconic straight love story, the first one that springs to mind is usually Romeo and Juliet. Last week saw Valentines’ Day and as a result the same, overused quotes on … Read More

Are Britain’s Theatres Facing the Final Curtain?

8 months ago / 0 comments

The arts are a proven way of supporting the economy; a rich cultural heritage sparks an interest in tourism. But as well as being a ray of hope in a country fast approaching a post-Brexit world, the arts are also a significant factor in binding communities together and promoting the … Read More

Proposed Carriageworks Changes Under Scrutiny

8 months ago / 0 comments

Leeds Community Arts Network have called on the City Council to scrap proposed changes to The Carriageworks Theatre, with their chairman suggesting that such changes could “kill off” Community Arts in Leeds. Built in 2005 as a home for community arts after the closure of the Leeds Civic Theatre, Carriageworks … Read More

Get Your Skates On, There’s An LUU Festive Surprise

10 months ago / 0 comments

As a little bonus for the festive season, Leeds University Union is bringing as ice rink to the Riley Smith Theatre. What makes the offer of taking to the ice on Tuesday 5th December even better, is that students will be able to do it for free. The rink, which … Read More