Tag : west yorkshire playhouse

Theatre | Our Country's Good

6 years ago / 0 comments

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

Dance | Beautiful Burnout

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  5/5 Stars Having seen Beautiful Burnout in 2010 when the production won the Edinburgh Fringe First Award, it was difficult to see how this performance two years on could live up to the memory of such a fresh and exciting new piece of physical theatre. However it proved to … Read More

Theatre | Cat on a Hot Tin Roof: Review

6 years ago / 0 comments

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

Theatre | Cat on a Hot Tin Roof: Tweet Night

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4/5 Stars As part of the Guardian’s open-journalism project, I took part in a Tweet Night for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.  This experiment attempted to encourage people to re-think how we create theatre criticism, and to make it more public, open, and hopefully, honest. I was immediately drawn … Read More

Theatre | Steptoe and Son

6 years ago / 0 comments

A theatrical re-make of the famous British Sitcom comes to the West Yorkshire Playhouse, provoking mixed reviews from our writers. 3/5 Stars Kneehigh Production Company have received five star reviews from The Times, and, reaching their 30th year in 2012, Kneehigh has many theatre productions to celebrate – unfortunately, Steptoe … Read More