Tag : west yorkshire playhouse

Brining Brings the Rays Once Again – the West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Sunshine on Leith

2 months ago / 0 comments

Having also directed the original production of Sunshine on Leith whilst at Dundee Rep, I suppose West Yorkshire Playhouse artistic director James Brining had a slight head start as he began work on this new staging of the much-loved jukebox musical. It thus seemed a relatively safe choice to maintain … Read More

Every Third Minute Launches with ‘Still Alice’

6 months ago / 0 comments

Every Third Minute. a festival at West Yorkshire Playhouse charting resilience against dementia, was launched with the warming ‘Still Alice’. Arts writer Catherine Corcoran gives us the rundown. First performed in 2013 by Chicago’s Lookingglass Theatre Company, Christine Mary Dunford’s touching work Still Alice has now arrived at the West … 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

The Pink Sari Revolution: ‘Put down your shame and pick up your stick.’

10 months ago / 0 comments

Sampat Pal formed the Uttar Pradesh’s Gulabi Gang in 2006 and Mira Mookerjee review’s the play, The Pink Sari Revolution, over a decade later. Based on the novel by Amana Fontanella-Khan, this play discards idealism for truth and grit. ‘Pink is not just the colour of a sari, pink is … Read More

Stories Retold in The Tin Drum

11 months ago / 0 comments

We review the musical, political and quirky, The Tin Drum, a retelling of Günther Grass’ post war provocative extravaganza. If you know anything about Kneehigh, you will take your seat in the audience expecting something truly mad, as well as musically spectacular and darkly comedic, and The Tin Drum does not fail … Read More

A Masterful Adaptation at WYP

11 months ago / 0 comments

Zinnie Harris’ adaptation of Ibsen’s The Master Builder is magnificently satisfied through the dynamic and vibrant combination of cast and set. The drama considers the visible internal struggle of Halvard Soleness who is compelled by the darkness of human nature to trade part of himself for riches and fame. We meet Soleness … Read More

Kate O’Donnell’s ‘You’ve Changed’

12 months ago / 0 comments

Juliette Rowsell, The Gryphon’s Digital Associate, gives herself a break from website headaches, reviewing Kate O’Donnell’s bare-all performance in her play, You’ve Changed. In 2003, Coronation Street featured its first gay kiss. It is also the year that Kate O’Donnell, tonight’s host, decided to transition. At the heart of her heart-warming … Read More

Woke Review

12 months ago / 0 comments

In a mesmerising blend of beatbox, rap, spoken word and soliloquy, Testament (Andy Brooks) brings together hip hop and feminism. The show is self-aware, ironic, and painfully honest. It’s an example of how much can be done with a one-man show; in this case, an important account of one person’s … Read More

Your guide to the West Yorkshire Playhouse

12 months ago / 0 comments

One of the many creative jewels of Leeds and the North West, the West Yorkshire Playhouse is a beacon for those who want to not only view compelling and imaginative theatre which speaks to today’s society, but are also after a wide range of creative and innovative programmes. The Playhouse’s … Read More

‘Two Man Show’ Review: Am I a “man-woman”?

12 months ago / 0 comments

As part of West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Furnace Festival music, feminism and excellent execution collide in RashDash’s identity questioning show. “I thought I could tell you with words how funny I am” These words I am about to use are words chosen by men to describe the life of men in … Read More