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Review: The Grapes of Wrath – Steinbeck comes to Leeds

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The West Yorkshire Playhouse’s latest production is an adaption of John Steinbeck’s classic American novel The Grapes of Wrath. The play follows the progress of the Joad family as they travel west across America, fleeing the ravages of the Dust Bowl which has devastated the Great Plains. On their journey, … Read More

Review: The Handmaiden – visually sumptuous

2 years ago / 0 comments

An absolute darling of last year‘s film festivals, The Handmaiden has finally been graced with a general release across the UK. Can it live up to the hype, or will it fall tragically flat… The Handmaiden is the latest film directed by Chan-wook Park and is an adaptation of the … Read More

Review: A Monster Calls – A darkly magical depiction of grief

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A Monster Calls, adapted from the novel by Patrick Ness and based on an original idea from Siobhan Dowd, tells the story of Conor (Lewis MacDougall), a young boy who is struggling to deal with bullies, his over bearing Grandmother, and his mother’s declining health. One night Conor is visited … Read More

Review: SMS Cabaret – Certainly a glitzy performance

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Stage Musicals Society’s latest production of Cabaret certainly delivers the high kicks expected of SMS. However the surface spectacle could not distract from the hollowness at the heart of this production. Cabaret follows a young American writer, Clifford ‘Cliff’ Bradshaw (Michael Ahomka-Lindsay), on his first trip to Berlin. On the … Read More

Review: ‘Ghost The Musical’ at The Grand – over the top enjoyable

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Ghost: The Musical, is an adaptation of the award winning, film. On the 14th of November the show opened in Leeds Grand theatre. The performance certainly had moments of psychic brilliance, which added up to an enjoyable evening. The plot follows Sam (Andy Moss) and Molly (Kelly Hampson), a young … Read More

Review: The Structural Integrity of a Peach – Life, love and angst

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Piecing together short snapshots of intertwined lives, The Structural Integrity of a Peach is an ambitious attempt to unravel the anxieties of love life and death. And it is not all together successful. The play opens in an office. Martin (Thomas Hemsley) is alone. He walks to the front of … Read More

In The Middle with Alex Horne and The Horne Section

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In The Middle talks to Alex Horne about music, comedy, one liners and his band Alex Horne and The Horne Section How was Alex Horne and the Horne Section formed? We got together about seven years ago in a desperate bid to inject some fun into our individual jazz and … Read More

Leeds All Lit Up For Light Night 2016

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On the 6th and 7th of October, the centre of Leeds played host to range of art, performance, and community participation. Once again Light Night was back in town. In the Middle  sent out a team of writers and photographers to see how the evening panned out… Light Water, Dark … Read More

‘In The Mood For Love’ and why you should be watching Chinese cinema

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On Saturday 24th September, the Hyde Park Picture House screened Kar-Wai Wong’s classic film In the Mood for Love.  Before the film started the audience had the opportunity to listen to Chris Berry, professor of film studies at Kings College London, and David Tse, an actor, writer and filmmaker, discuss … 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