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Phoenix Dance Theatre 2014 – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Artistic Director: Sharon Watson Choreography: Didy Veldman, Ivgi &Greben, Darshan Singh Bhuller Reviewer: S.E. Webster At the West Yorkshire Playhouse, the spring season of theatre is in full sway and Leeds based dance company, Phoenix Dance Theatre, have returned to the Playhouse with a new andexciting mixed programme. The programme consists of three different routines; beginning with See Through, an ...

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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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NEWS: Yorkshire Festival – full programme announced

Producer Henrietta Duckworth has announced the full programme of events for the inaugural Yorkshire Festival. For the first time in its 111 year history a cultural festival will precede the Tour de France. On July 5th and 6th Yorkshire plays host to the Grand Départ – the first two stages of the Tour de France – and in the 100 ...

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Songs of Solidarity, Suffrage & Strength – City Varieties, Leeds

Writer: Boff Whalley Reviewer: Holly Spanner Established in 1968, Red Ladder is one of the nation’s leading touring companies dedicated to producing theatre which has the power for social change. With productions that are engaging, thought provoking and have a strong political voice, Songs of Solidarity, Suffrage &Strength is no different. A double bill, the audience are treated to two ...

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Don’t Let Go – Upstairs at The Carriageworks, Leeds

Writers: Alex Monk, Sam Berrill and David Cartwright Reviewer: Holly Spanner Manic Chord is the perfect name for this theatre company. With an original soundtrack of ethereal music played almost entirely throughout, Don’t Let Go is inspired by the 1956 short film, Le Ballon Rouge, and follows the journey of Leonard. Leonard works in a factory. He endures a mundane, ...

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The Public Reviews 2014 Preview: Part I

Over the next week we shall be looking at the shows that have got our regional editors excited in 2014. Today we shall be looking at Ireland, South East and North East &Yorkshire. Are you excited by any of these productions? Share what you think in the comments section below. IRELAND: Ciara Murphy Here at The Public Reviews in Ireland, ...

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The Jungle Book – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Rudyard Kipling Adaptor: Rosanna Lowe Director: Liam Steel Reviewer: Laura Stimpson West Yorkshire Playhouse is renowned for its family plays at Christmas time which offer a welcome alternative to a pantomime. This year, under the direction of multi award winning Liam Steel, the playhouse brings to the stage Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book. On entering the theatre the audience ...

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