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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Amy Leach

The Public Reviews’ Rich Jevons catches up with Amy Leach, co-founder of the award-winning En Masse Theatre Company for young people, currently directing Little Sure Shot at West Yorkshire Playhouse and community venues across Leeds. What was your early inspiration at Bolton Octagon Theatre like? The thing about the Bolton Octagon is that it’s always been a really renowned youth ...

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Orchestra of Opera North: Invitation to the Dance – Town Hall, Leeds

Conductor: Kees Bakels Piano soloist: Federico Colli Reviewer: David Gann Within the context of eminent orchestras that have thrilled audiences over this Leeds International Concert Season, there surely cannot be one more accomplished than our very own Orchestra of Opera North. This second of their concerts is yet again original and enthralling both in execution and innovative choice of pieces. ...

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Twelve Angry Men – The Grand, Leeds

Writer: Reginald Rose Director: Christopher Haydon Reviewer: Sheila Stratford Set in the 1950s, Twelve Angry Men follows the deliberations of a jury at the trial of a delinquent 16 year old. He is being tried for the murder of his father. The play exposes the assumptions, prejudices and emotions of the jurists locked in a room in New York on ...

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Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Robin Soans Sound Designer: Dyfan Jones Director: Max Stafford Clark Movement Director: Scott Graham Reviewer: Rich Jevons An ensemble cast of six take on a multiplicity of characters, related by the fact they all at some point play ‘Alfie’, the nickname of Welsh rugby legend Gareth Thomas. There are two strands to the narrative, linked by the town of ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Flavia Cacace

The Public Reviews’ Rich Jevons talks to Flavia Cacace about her dancing career with Vincent Simone and their latest theatrical production Dance ‘Til Dawn which is currently touring the UK. What are your earliest memories of dancing? I still remember my dance school from when I was five, and actually my very first dance teacher came to watch Dance ‘Til ...

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Mermaid – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Polly Teale Director: Polly Teale Choreographer: Liz Ranken Reviewer: Holly Spanner Long before the 1989 Disney adaptation, Danish author Hans Christian Anderson had a much darker idea for his original version of The Little Mermaid. Fantastical and morbid, the youngest sister yearns for life above the safety of her father’s ocean realm, and makes a terrible bargain with a ...

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To Kill a Mockingbird – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Adapted for the stage by: Christopher Sergel Based on the novel by: Harper Lee Music: Phil King Director: Timothy Sheader Reviewer: Janet Jepson “It’s a sin to kill a mockingbird” young Scout has been told; all because of their innocence and charm. This enchanting but yet disturbing tale set in America’s Deep South, systematically destroys that innocence in an extraordinary ...

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M/lights – Stage@Leeds

Created by:PCI Production Reviewer: Sam Wall Like fusion cookery for the world of theatre this is a production extravaganza of monochrome madness, dazzling stage lighting, fast-paced media imagery and a bombardment of onstage activity from the actors. Prepare to be blown away, mesmerized and wowed by an assault on your senses that you’ll be unlikely to forget. There’s so much ...

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