Tag : william rees-arnold

Review: Dare Devil Rides to Jarama – passion and politics

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Racing into The Carriageworks, Communism meets motorbikes in Neil Gore‘s latest play… Resuming their tour, Townsend Productions’ latest offering, Dare Devil Rides to Jarama, took to The Carriageworks stage in front of a compact yet committed audience. Townsend are a company committed to taking innovative, engaging theatre to diverse and … Read More

Review: OperaSoc’s Don Giovanni – passion and precison

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Filled with lust, greed, comedy and even the supernatural, it is with some admirable ambition that LUU’s OperaSoc take on Don Giovanni, one of the great Mozart operas. First staged in 1787, it tells the tale of the licentious Don Giovanni (Nicholas Porter) as he exploits his way through the … Read More

Review: OT’s Passion Play – impressive immersive theatre

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Peter Nichols’ 1981 Passion Play is not for the fainthearted. Diving head-first into the aching world of adultery, the play’s central themes of deception, betrayal and desire not only challenge the audience but also demand both actor and director reach for the rawest of emotion. Open Theatre’s artistic courage must, … Read More

In The Middle with Matt Forde

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Before he takes the stage at Leeds‘ City Varieties, In The Middle sits down with comic Matt Forde What can we expect from the new tour? It’s a jam-packed show of jokes and impressions, trying to make sense of the absolute mayhem engulfing politics. There are few comedians so closely … Read More

‘What If I told You’ review – Blurring the line between audience and participation

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I’ve seen pieces of theatre that have involved audience participation. I’ve heard of pieces of dance that have involved the dancers moving amongst the audience. I’ve even heard of a play that involved the audience being blindfolded and then cuddled for an hour by the actors. But I’ve never before … Read More

Why classics shouldn’t be reserved for white actors: an interview with Iyalode of Eti’s director

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The Gryphon talks to Moji Kareem, who is directing Iyalode of Eti, a Nigerian re-imagining of the famous renaissance John Webster play, The Duchess Of Malfi. We managed to speak to her before the play’s run at the West Yorkshire Playhouse to ask her about the importance of BAME (British, black, asian and minority … Read More

Movies to watch when you’re hungover this Freshers

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Freshers hangovers are no secret, but never fear: the Arts team editors are here to help, with our four favourite hangover films. Xa – The Mummy (1999) I don’t know whether it’s the pyramids or the flesh eating scarab beetles, but for me there’s no better hangover film than The … Read More

Stand-up stars at Leeds City Varieties

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Shappi Khorsandi Ten years after her breakthrough performance at the Fringe, Shappi Khorsandi (Live At The Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow) is bringing her show ‘Oh My Country! From Morris Dancing to Morrissey’ to Leeds. A homage to her adopted country, expect wry observations on Brexit, the Migrant crisis, run-ins … Read More

An interview with the Creative Director of The Tetley

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The Gryphon sits down with The Tetley’s Creative Director, Bryony Bond, to talk art, heritage and Brexit: There are few names so closely linked with Leeds than Tetley. Found in virtually every pub in Yorkshire, the beer and the brewery from which it spouted are synonymous with the city and … Read More

Platform 3: PROD – Tangibly engaging

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You’d be forgiven for having never heard of La Bohème, the abandoned nightclub looming in the depths of a city centre side street. Several people are to be seen peering in through darkened windows, double-checking their phones to make sure they have the correct address. It’s an unlikely setting for … Read More