This was a show of many levels, some literal and others more metaphorical. The set was composed of multiple raised platforms that moved through the audience, including them in this modern interpretation of Shakespeare. The […]
Hamilton has rightly earned its acclaim as game-changing and renegade theatre. With its eighteenth-century Founding Fathers rapping their way through the construction of America and a cast that is largely made up of actors of […]
Sarah Mortimore reviews Northern Ballet’s new production Geisha.
Anthony Neilson’s haunting tale of Peter Kurten, a prolific serial killer who terrorised the people of Dusseldorf in the 1930s, has been brought to life extraordinarily by Open Theatre’s production. Eve Walton’s direction tells the […]
Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women is a story told in many forms, from a BBC television series to an Oscar Nominated film we have watched the March sisters grow into the kind and perfectly imperfect […]
Laura Wade’s award-nominated play first debuted at the Royal Court a decade ago, but as George Marlin writes in his director’s note, “Posh is as relevant and topical in a post-Brexit Britain as it was […]
As the audience filed into the Alec Clegg theatre they were confronted with a bleak view courtesy of writer and director George Manson. Dried leaves littered the stage floor, which had been transformed into a […]
An intense personal tragedy, Random Acts of Malice was made successful by its versatile actors who balanced a heavy, difficult script with their own compelling characterisation. “Four people in a room with a gun” is […]
Having seen my fair share of student musicals, I’m always more than impressed by the extent to which amateur theatre groups are able to keep an overabundance of plates spinning in a professional manner. However, […]
In a climate increasingly aware of political correctness, putting on a show that somewhat crudely tackles racism, homosexuality and pornography is no easy feat. That being said, throw in fantastic direction, a tight-knit band, a […]
Helena Smith delivers a reflection on her experience watching Theatre Group’s production of ‘Our County’s Good’, and assesses the importance of the performing arts within university life.
Kay Mellor, a heroine of the north, has recently taken the bold leap from the screen to the stage with ‘Band of Gold’, a migration met with bubbling anticipation and subsequent celebratory reviews. Tracing the […]