Tag : Theatre

Enter The SWARM: An interview with Riptide Theatre Company

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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

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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

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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

Hamilton: Paving the way for new musicals

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

Review: Jane Eyre at the National theatre – laughter, anger, tears and joy

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‘You must learn to control your passions!’ Bessie tells a distraught young Jane Eyre, as she cries over the unjust treatment by her Aunt Reed and cousins. Two years ago, director Sally Cookson was given the go ahead to adapt Charlotte Bronte’s iconic novel, Jane Eyre, into a two-part play. … Read More

Review: PCI’s “Electrified: A New Musical”

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Written and devised by final year PCI students, Electrified takes us back to 1882, with the introduction of electric lighting in English society and the influence it had on both the domestic and public spheres. Developing an original musical in seven weeks is an outstanding achievement, and the show, while … Read More

Stage: World Premiere of The Girls

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Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s new musical, The Girls, based on the British film Calendar Girls, premiered to an electric atmosphere and a standing ovation at Leeds Grand Theatre at its world premiere last Tuesday. Both Barlow and Firth took the stage during its curtain call, along with the original … Read More