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Some Girl I used To Know – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Denise Van Outen &Terry Ronald Director: Michael Howcroft Reviewer: Holly Spanner Have you ever stopped to think about how much one person can affect your life? How an encounter can lead you to question the life you’ve built up and the choices you’ve made, or maybe open your heart to a feeling you’ve been suppressing? Unhappiness or incompleteness, disguised ...

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Brighouse & Rastrick Brass Band – Grand Opera House, York

Guest conductor: Phil Chalk Reviewer: Audrey Pointer Formed over a hundred and thirty years ago in the West Riding of Yorkshire, The Brighouse &Rastrick Brass Band is now regarded as one of the UKs premier brass bands. They have established a high profile and a professional reputation - even though its members are amateurs - through a busy programme of ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Jim Gillespie A Midsummer Night’s Dream is probably one of Shakespeare’s best-known dramas. It was therefore intriguing to see what the all male Propeller company could bring to such a well-loved but well-worn piece. The plot is intricate, as four distinct groups of characters - the court, the lovers, the artisans, and the ...

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The Comedy of Errors – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Jim Gillespie All male company Propeller are at the Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield this week with two productions, alternating the generally gentle romance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, with the near-slapstick Comedy of Errors. Propeller have built up a loyal fan base for their energetic, physical takes on the Shakespeare canon, and they ...

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Stephen K Amos is The Spokesman – The Studio, Bradford

Writer: Stephen K Amos Reviewer: Ruth Jepson Stephen K Amos is a really nice bloke. Sheepishly trotting into the bar of The Studio half an hour late he was going to have to treat the audience when he finally got on stage. So what did he give them? An extra half hour of improvised material by being his own warm ...

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The Tiger Lillies: Lulu a Murder Ballad – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Music and Words: Martyn Jacques Direction and Design: Mark Holthusen Reviewer: Sue Collier On entering the auditorium, the audience are introduced to the era of Lulu via the sound of early 20th Century Berlin Cabaret songs. We encounter three musicians on stage, together with a young girl Lulu. Lulu’s story is eerily narrated by her exploitative pimp, the revolting Shig ...

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Dracula – Harrogate Theatre

Director: Eliot Giuralarocca Writer: John Ginman Reviewer: Rosie Revell It is telling that Bram Stoker’s 400 page novel Dracula, first published in 1897, has never been out of print. It has well and truly sunk its teeth into popular culture as we know it, spawning over 200 different types of adaptations, TV series, films and plays. The vampire, as a ...

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