Tag : Theatre

Theatre | Evita

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4/5 stars Riley Smith Hall Until December 1   As a well-known Lloyd-Webber/Rice classic, there were high expectations set around Stage Musicals Society’s (SMS) latest performance, directed by Joe Gaus. ‘Evita’ follows the life of Argentina’s First Lady, Eva Perón; her rise to power, the gaining of her acclaimed title … Read More

Theatre | Our Country's Good

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5/5 Stars   In the post-show discussion of Our Country’s Good, director Max Stafford-Clark says that he has returned to Timberlake Wertenbaker’s stunning play out of ‘pure indulgence’ – and it is easy to see why. Atmospheric sounds, lighting and a perfect set combine with a brilliant cast to create … Read More

Theatre | Someone Else's Shoes

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2/5 stars stage@leeds November 15   Open Theatre performing in stage@leeds present ‘Someone Else’s Shoes’, a heartfelt montage of the best and worst days of people’s lives. This multiform performance involves monologues, interpretive dance and even visual recordings. All of the stories presented are true, predominantly belonging to the performers, … Read More

Theatre | Big Hits

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4/5 stars The Carriageworks November 17 getinthebackofthevan.com   Comic awkwardness, a rabbit, and only one song on repeat are just some of the weird and wonderful elements involved in staging Big Hits, a very different show which is a mix between live art and theatre. Performed by Lucy McCormick, Jennifer … Read More

Theatre | Oliver!

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  5/5 stars Leeds Grand Theatre Until December 8   You don’t have to be a literature student to have heard of Oliver Twist, and the musical based on the Dickensian classic is just as renowned. The production of this catchy musical, set for a five-week stint at the Leeds … Read More

Theatre | The Unquiet Dead

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3/5 stars November 1 The Carriageworks somestories.co.uk   Post Halloween night, I headed down to the Carriageworks Theatre to see the spooky one man show, The Unquiet Dead. At first, I was sceptical. Previous one-man performances that I’ve witnessed have comprised of terrible stand up including a man describing the joys … Read More

Theatre | Romeo and Juliet

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4/5 stars November 1 stage@leeds Leeds University Union Theatre Group   The renowned tale of star-crossed lovers is cleverly updated and made relevant for a modern audience, with our current economic climate central to the feud between ‘Capulet Incorporate’ and ‘Montague Banking’. Scenes play out in bars and on street … Read More

Theatre | Circus of Horrors

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5/5 stars  Monday 29th October City Varieties Music Hall circusofhorrors.co.uk   After being introduced to the ‘Royal Family of Freaks’ by ringmaster Doktor Haze, the audience were notified about getting splashed with blood and “other bodily fluids” throughout the show before being thrown into darkness. “Chavs and sissies” were told … Read More

Theatre | The Reservation

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4/5 stars Until 8 November The Wrens Hotel I was unsure what to expect when I entered The Wrens hotel and checked in for my own individual performance of The Reservation. I was greeted by name, treated like an old friend and made to feel comfortable. I was asked to … Read More

Theatre | Cat on a Hot Tin Roof: Review

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4/5 stars In this adaptation of ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ everything does what it says on the tin. Heroine Maggie ‘the Cat’ (Zoe Boyle) slinks, purrs and pounces in her attempts to seduce her stoic husband, Brick (Jamie Parker), who, true to his name, is stony and silent … Read More