Tag : Theatre

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

Review: MT's Ghost

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Based on the hit 1990 film, Ghost follows the story of two lovers, Sam and Molly, who are attacked on their way home in New York. Sam is killed, but remains stuck in a state between life and death as a ghost, and with the help of medium Oda Mae, … Read More

Review: Dead Dog In A Suitcase – Witty, fast and darkly comic

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Kneehigh’s Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs) is a tale of immorality and depravity. In search of absolute power, the business tycoon Mr Peachum hires the contract killer Macheath to murder Mayor Goodman. Macheath shoots Goodman and as, a precaution, Goodman’s dog too. However, when Mr Peachum’s … Read More

Review: POSH – Ludicrous, depraved, excellent

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Having premiered at the Royal Court Theatre during the mid-election fervour of 2010, this fresh adaptation of Posh, a satirical reflection on elitism, now seems all the more timely, as tax credit reductions and questionable pork-based activity have urged us to scrutinise our politicians’ behaviour more closely. The play focuses … Read More

Review: Jenufa

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Leos Janácek Dir. Tom Cairns Conductor. Aleksander Markovic The 1904 story of Leos Janácek’s Jenufa would not look out of place in an Eastender’s Christmas special. Pregnant out of wedlock, Jenufa is caught up in a love-triangle between the flaxen-haired Števa who she loves, and the dark, brooding Laca who … Read More

Review: Jane Wenham: The Witch Of Walkern

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Rebecca Lenkiewicz’s play Jane Wenham: The Witch of Walkern, directed by Ria Parry, has recently begun a national tour. The play draws on the story the 1712 witch hunt in the Hertfordshire village of Walkern. Opening with the distressed daughter of a woman who has recently been hanged after accusations … Read More

Review: Call Mr Robeson comes to Leeds

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There was only one Paul Robeson. Ranking among the few real renaissance men of the twentieth century he was an accomplished athlete, lawyer, singer and actor. His notable roles include Shakespeare’s Othello and O’Neill’s Emperor Jones. His singing made him an international star in an age long before stardom itself … Read More