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 […]
Questions about Shakespeare’s authorship have been the subject of heated debate and controversy for the past three centuries. Most recently, computer algorithms have been used to compare the scenes from Henry VIII with other plays […]
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 […]
Cock premiered in 2011 in the Royal Court Theatre, it was written by Mike Bartlet, an University of Leeds alumni, and this year it completes 10 years since its creation. The play defies expectations of […]
This review was a collaboration between Marit Foekens and Hannah Cox. Tired students, Drag Queens and a children’s fairytale. It was a trio we never knew we needed until last week. When walking into the […]
Imagine finding yourself trapped in a lift with four strangers, all from completely different walks of life; what would you do? Would you wait it out in awkward silence, or would you pass the time […]
Part autobiography/part self-help book, Matt Haig’s Reasons to Stay Alive discloses the author’s journey with depression and roads to recovery. Sarah Mortimore reviews the play and catches up with Janet Etuk, who plays Andrea, Matt’s […]
Rory Yeates review Open Theatre’s latest production, ‘Wright Off’.
Jo Haywood sits down with playwright, poet and performer Inua Ellams ahead of the return of his smash-hit Barber Shop Chronicles to the Leeds Playhouse.
Matthew Jeffery reviews Theatre Group’s production of Hedda Gabler