Tag : west yorkshire playhouse

Theatre | Footloose – Let's Hear it for the Boy

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photo: LAOS 4/5 Stars The first thing that strikes you about this show is its sheer relentless energy. The cast are dancing almost constantly from start to finish and the most energetic actor of all is undeniably Ben Lancaster, who plays the dancing rebel newcomer to Bomont, Ren McCormack. He … Read More

Arts | The Lookout Post – Upcoming Cultural Highlights

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The Secret Agent @ West Yorkshire Playhouse, September 24–28. From £12. After a hiatus of five years, Theatre O return to the stage in partnership with the Young Vic. Together they adapt Joseph Conrad’s timeless novel of terrorism and passion. Published in 1906, Conrad’s portrayal of anarchist groups preempted many … Read More

Preview | WYP – A Play, a Pie & a Pint

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Taking after Glasgow’s string of short plays at the Oran Mor theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse are launching a tasty new treat this term. Not only will a £10 ticket whet your appetite with a selection of brand new writing, but it will also cover a traditional Yorkshire pie and a … Read More

Theatre | Refugee Boy

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5/5 Stars Unsurprisingly the cast of Refugee Boy took their bows this Wednesday to thunderous applause. With their raw, forceful, yet incredibly human performances, Alem (Fisayo Akinade) and his supporting actors completely blew us away. They successfully navigate through a civil war, knife crime, foster homes, and the government red … Read More

Theatre | Dr Faustus

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Alice Rafter gives us her views on this innovative remaking of Marlowe’s 400 year old play. 3/5 Stars West Yorkshire Playhouse’s new production of Dr Faustus gives a classic play a clever modern twist, with additional theatrical magic.  When a seemingly normal bed starts to move and a ‘demon’ arises … Read More

The Zero Hour

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3/5 Stars UK Theatre Company Imitating the Dog explore a fusion of live action, recorded footage and animation in their perplexing piece The Zero Hour.  Blending cinematic qualities with live theatre, The Zero Hour explores the different accounts of three couples in the final moments of WW2 Berlin. Through these different versions of the same ‘moment’ the characters lives … Read More

Interview: Colin Teevan

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With rehearsals at the West Yorkshire Playhouse underway, Alice Rafter caught up with Colin Teevan, scriptwriter for Dr. Faustus, and got an exclusive insight into some of the ideas behind the production. When it comes to adapting the play, Marlowe’s own work has not been re-written, but instead edited. Keeping … Read More

Dance | Particle Velocity

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4/5 Stars Phoenix Dance Theatre are a company born and raised in Leeds. They returned to the West Yorkshire Playhouse this month to showcase their latest enterprise in contemporary dance, before taking the performance to various venues across the UK this spring. Composed of four dances across three acts, Particle … Read More

Theatre | Wind in the Willows

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4/5 Stars This classic production sees a fresh and lively rework under the direction of West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Ian Brown, following the adventures of four distinctive animal characters in an adventure perfect for the festive season. The magic begins right from the start as bright eyed Mole emerges from the … Read More

Theatre | Wind in the Willows

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Alan Bennett’s adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s Wind in the Willows has become as well established as the original novel. I got the chance to speak with Jack Lord, who plays Ratty in this season’s production at West Yorkshire Playhouse Hello Jack, it’s a pleasure to be interviewing you today. First … Read More