Flashdance Review

Bristol Hippodrome – until 30th June 2018 Reviewed by Lucy Hitchcock 3*** What a feeling? What a Finale! The 1983 film has been transformed into a dynamic stage show that will leave you wanting to dance. The show opens with a simple set, but is frequently changed and created into different scenes and parts of […]

Full cast announced for new play Early Birds, by Birds of a Feather writers Gran and Marks, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 3 – 27 August

Full cast announced for new play Early Birds by Birds of a Feather writers Maurice Gran and Laurence Marks The incredible yet true story behind one of the nation’s favourite sitcoms Edinburgh Festival Fringe – PQA VENUES @Riddle’s Court, 3 – 27 August The new play Early Birds, from the writers of Birds of a […]

This is Elvis Review

Darlington Hippodrome – until 30 June 2018 3*** Bill Kenwright’s latest offering is This is Elvis – A New Musical.  Currently touring the UK starring international award winning tribute artist Steve Michaels as Elvis. This is a show of two halves.  The first half has a semblance of a story line with Elvis performing his […]

Belly of the Whale Review

Greenwich Festival 23rd & 24th June Review by Heather Chalkley  5***** This award winning troupe gave a magical, lyrical, physical performance, with an innocence that belies the expertise and complexity of what they are doing. Belly of the Whale is about our relationship with self and a journey of trust with others to a point […]

Renaming and New Season

Renaming and New Season, 22nd June 2018 Leeds Playhouse Feature by Dawn Smallwood 22nd June 2018 is a significant day for the West Yorkshire Playhouse when it announced that it will change its name to Leeds Playhouse. The theatre was originally known as this name when it first opened in 1970 following a successful campaign […]

All of Us Together Celebration Event

All of Us Together Celebration Event, 22nd June 2018 Leeds Playhouse Feature by Dawn Smallwood This was a special event where many had or has an association with the West Yorkshire Playhouse over the last 50 years. There are many stories to be told and West Yorkshire Playhouse (now the Leeds Playhouse) is reputed for […]

Searching For The Heart of Leeds Review

Leeds Playhouse – until Saturday 23rd June 2018 Reviewed By Dawn Smallwood 4.5 ****.5 Searching For The Heart of Leeds is the final production before the Playhouse closes its door for its capital redevelopment programme which will take place over 2018/19 season. The production could not come at a better time when the theatre is […]

Stepping Out Review

Jack Studio Theatre – until 7 July Reviewed by Claire Roderick 4**** The Mavis Turner Tappers are guaranteed to bring a smile to your face in Richard Harris’ bittersweet comedy. Set in a North London church hall, ex-professional dancer Mavis (Christina Meehan) doggedly attempts to teach simple routines to her adult students at the weekly […]

Jersey Boys Review

Sheffield Lyceum – until 30 June Reviewed by: Lottie Davis-Browne 5***** It’s hard to believe that “Jersey Boys” – a jukebox musical done in documentary style, is thirteen years old, yet it feels as fresh as when it first opened in the West End in 2008, following a successful run on Broadway. The story of […]