Tag : Theatre

Can the Guardian recover from the loss of Lyn Gardner?

1 year ago / 0 comments

Renowned journalist and theatre critic Lyn Gardner has recently had her contract with the Guardian slashed on the account of monetary cuts. While she will continue to write reviews and features for the Guardian, her consistent blogs will no longer be published despite their exploration of and relevance to today’s … Read More

Review: OT Presents Equus

2 years ago / 0 comments

“Passion, you see, can be destroyed by a doctor. It cannot be created.” In Peter Shaffer’s Equus, directed by Andrew Brown and Becky Downing, the nature and effects of passion are analysed. Alan Strang (George Dennis) is a seventeen-year-old who has blinded six horses, and is being treated by Dr. … Read More

Review: Merrily We Roll Along

2 years ago / 0 comments

In distinctive Sondheim style, Merrily We Roll Along is a deliciously wordy musical, rich with striking and entrancing lyrics. Music Theatre Society took on this cautionary story of friendship and change with gusto, beautifully constructing a show which leaves its audience with a bittersweet taste. The musical begins with a … Read More

Barbaric and Wild: ‘One of the most memorable performances of my three years at Leeds’

2 years ago / 0 comments

Brought to us by the fourth and final group of final year students from the School of Performance and Cultural Industries, Barbaric and Wild is a long way from any theatre experience you will have had within Leeds. It was a highly immersive production, with the audience invited to partake … Read More

Enter The SWARM: An interview with Riptide Theatre Company

2 years ago / 0 comments

In the depths of Leeds, there is a studio space that’s not what it seems. Knocking on a blue door and saying a secret password, the Gryphon Arts Editors were immediately immersed in the SWARM. This latest piece of immersive theatre takes the form of a club night which unravels … Read More

In Defence of Live Theatre

2 years ago / 0 comments

GCSEs feel like a long time ago. In fact, on meeting younger relatives who are at the beginning of their courses, I have very little sympathy when they moan about having to revise the details of ox-bow lakes or the various stages of the water cycle. This is partly because … Read More

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

2 years ago / 0 comments

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

Hamilton: Paving the way for new musicals

3 years ago / 0 comments

If you’re even vaguely a fan of musical theatre, the hype surrounding Broadway’s new smash hit musical Hamilton has probably reached your ears. For once, the new internet bandwagon actually deserves the praise that’s been piled upon it. With a formula that doesn’t seem like it should work, but totally … Read More

The Audition Must… – Or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love Auditions

3 years ago / 0 comments

Mariana Avelino talks us through her experience auditioning for her very first student production… There are many reasons to audition for a play at university. Acting might be a hobby or a career aspiration of yours. You might want to overcome inhibitions by participating in an extroverted and spontaneous activity. … Read More

The Student‘s Theatre Guide

3 years ago / 0 comments

West Yorkshire Playhouse Cruising swiftly towards its fiftieth birthday, the Playhouse is without doubt Yorkshire’s finest arts centre. Spread out across several auditoria, the programme here is renowned for its size and diversity, featuring some of the country’s biggest names alongside its own award-winning productions as well as fringe shows. … Read More