Tag : west yorkshire playhouse

‘The Kite Runner’ Review

12 months ago / 0 comments

The stage adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s globel bestselling novel, The Kite Runner, by The Nottingham Playhouse and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse continues its tour this week at West Yorkshire Playhouse. Matthew Spangler’s stage adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s world-renowned novel bleeds bookish nostalgia – it teaches us to read our own lives in … Read More

Queen of Chapeltown Review

1 year ago / 0 comments

Chloe-Louise Saunders investigates the beginnings of Leeds West Indian Carnival through West Yorkshire Playhouse’s performance of Queen of Chapeltown.  As Colin Grant’s Queen of Chapeltown reaches its climax, Elexi Walker flaunts a sparkling feathered dress against a jaw-dropping background. It is not only a bold and charming tableau, but a … Read More

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Review

1 year ago / 0 comments

One of our online editors visited West Yorkshire Playhouse this week to see Northern Ballet’s sensational production of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. As I sat in anticipation in the audience of West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Quarry Theatre on Tuesday night, I was overcome with two emotions: excitement and concern. … Read More

Review: Romeo and Juliet

2 years ago / 0 comments

Romeo and Juliet is not just Shakespeare’s most famous play, but also one of the most legendary plays in the world. It’s been adapted into numerous films, the musical West Side Story, television programmes as well as countless stage productions globally. So, to stage it with such innovation and dynamism … Read More

Review: Cyrano – a play with panache

2 years ago / 0 comments

West Yorkshire Playhouse is showing a new adaptation of Edmond Rostand‘s swashbuckling play Cyrano. Rose Crees gives her take on this energetic drama… Cyrano is a buoyant and fanciful re-adaption of the 1897 play Cyrano de Bergerac, by Edmond Rostand, which creatively and energetically combines the essence of a French … Read More

Violent delights with Romeo & Juliet at WYP – tickets on sale now

2 years ago / 0 comments

Deadlines are looming, meaning freedom awaits and there’s no better way to celebrate than relaxing into a theatre seat and enjoying a modern take on one of Shakespeare’s best-loved plays. The West Yorkshire Playhouse transports one of the most powerful love stories ever told to an epic northern landscape in … Read More

Review: Pygmalion – a play for post-modern times?

2 years ago / 0 comments

‘Ambitious flower girls who see this play must not imagine they can pass themselves off as fine ladies’, flashes repeatedly across the stage before the play has even begun. Sam Pritchard’s reworking of Bernard Shaw’s 1905 classic Pygmalion brings the play into a post-modern world with the use of on-stage … Read More

Breaking Out of London: Why regional theatre matters

2 years ago / 0 comments

As government cuts to the arts continue to plague communities up and down the country, In The Middle discusses the importance of regional theatre… Regional theatre is often underestimated and misjudged as being an impractical drain on resources and funding, especially when nothing can apparently compare to London’s main stage. … Read More

946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips @ The West Yorkshire Playhouse review

2 years ago / 0 comments

Fresh from the news that previous Kneehigh creative director Emma Rice had been asked to step down from her current position at The Globe, I was highly curious about 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, a production by Kneehigh that started its life at The Globe. Immediately I could … Read More

The Woman in Black: An Old Ghost Story For A Modern Audience

2 years ago / 0 comments

Upon first inspection, The Woman in Black does not sound like a particularly scary undertaking. It lacks the sweeping, desolate scale of the 2012 film adaption, and is free of the hyperreal gore that has come to saturate cinemas in recent years. In fact, during the short one hour and … Read More