Sunshine on Leith, the Musical Review

West Yorkshire Playhouse – until Saturday 19th May 2018 Reviewed By Dawn Smallwood 5***** Sunshine on Leith was conceived 11 years ago when James Brining, West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Artistic Director, was Dundee Rep’s equivalent and the production had won the TMA Award for Best Musical. The musical, written by Stephen Greenhorn, is probably better known […]

Henry James’ Turn of the Screw Review

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre – until 28 April Reviewed by Heather Chalkley 4**** Many debates and articles have been written about Turn of the Screw. Are the apparitions real or imagined? Has the children’s isolation from society caused a seemingly unhealthy balance in relationships, between brother and sister, upper and lower classes? This is a ghost […]

An Officer and a Gentleman, the Musical Review

The Grand Theatre, Leeds – until Saturday 28th April 2018 Reviewed By Dawn Smallwood 3*** An Officer and a Gentleman, the Musical is based on the 1982 film starring Richard Gere and written by Douglas Day Stewart. The musical had an Australian premiere back in 2012 but received mixed reviews. Nikolai Foster, Artistic Director at […]