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Review: My Beautiful Laundrette – Leeds Playhouse ★★★★☆

You never forget your first show in a venue. I’ll never forget my first at, what was, The West Yorkshire Playhouse; 2007, The Tempest, one of Shakespeare’s finest works was immaculately presented by Northern Broadside. From then on, I’ve been hooked on theatre; whilst my attendance has been sporadic, in the last 12 months, that […]

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Review: What’s In A Name? – Grand Opera House, York ★★★★☆

Adam Graver Almost 10 years ago, Le Prenom, premiered in Paris to rave reviews. After being translated into 22 languages across Europe and further-afar, the show has become What’s In A Name?, adapted and directed for the current UK run by Jeremy Sams. Starring Joe Thomas (Vincent), the show centres around husband and wife Elizabeth […]

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Live Review: A View From The Bridge – York Theatre Royal ★★★★★

Linguistically and theatrically, few things irritate me more than the overuse of the term “modern classic”. For me, to be deemed a “modern classic” not only does the piece of work need to be a quality piece of literature/art but it needs to have stood the test of time, transcending generations, to be relevant in […]

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Review: Shrek the Musical, York Grand Opera House – ★★★☆☆

Five years ago, the Palace Theatre in Manchester was host for an exceptional run of Shrek the Musical. I attended the opening evening then and was so impressed with the transition from big screen to stage that when Shrek was announced for a run at York Grand Opera House under the watch of Nik Briggs, […]

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Review: Malory Towers, York Theatre Royal – ★★★★☆

In the technological age we are currently living in, you’d be forgiven for thinking books and paper literature was on the way out. Some works of fiction though, are timeless, and Enid Blyton’s novels will remain children’s and parents’ favourites for decades to come. The most successful book series of all time, Harry Potter, captured […]

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Review: The Night Watch, York Theatre Royal – ★★★☆☆

Reading the programme for The Night Watch, Director Alastair Whatley poses the question, “How many of us wish we could replay moments of our lives again?” There are so many occasions we all have in our lives that we’d wish to do this for; happy times to replay, worse moments where we might change actions […]

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Review: Swallows and Amazons, York Theatre Royal – ★★★★☆

22 years after Damian Cruden started his York Theatre Royal journey, his time theatre has come to an end with his final show, Swallows and Amazons, this year’s August run. Cruden finishes his glittering York career with the swashbuckling pirate adventure, a summer family show that marvels and entertains people of all ages. With children […]

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Review: Driving Miss Daisy, York Theatre Royal – ★★★☆☆

Driving Miss Daisy, York Theatre Royal, until June 29. Tickets available at at yorktheatreroyal.co.uk This year’s early summer run at the Theatre Royal in York is Driving Miss Daisy, on until Saturday June 29th and I cannot recommend anything more right now, than you go and buy your tickets now! Immortalised in the 1989 film […]

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Live: Little Miss Sunshine, Grand Opera House, York – ★★☆☆☆

Bringing film to the live stage is never an easy feat. Few have succeeded in recent times, but when they work, they’re pure gold. The first that comes to mind is the brilliant Shrek which translated wonderfully to the stage, so there was genuine intrigue when it came to viewing Little Miss Sunshine live at […]

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Little Miss Sunshine arrives in York: Grand Opera House Preview

Little Miss Sunshine, is currently on a fantastic run at the Grand Opera House, York, and you still have time to head down to watch it! Based on the Academy Award-winning film by Michael Arndt, Little Miss Sunshine is the off-beat musical comedy created by the Tony Award-winning team of James Lapine (who collaborated with […]