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Beautiful Burnout – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Bryony Lavery Production Manager: David Harraway Designer: Laura Hopkins Music: Underworld Reviewer: S. E. Webster [rating:3] The Quarry Theatre is one of the most versatile theatre spaces I have ever had the privilege of visiting on a regular basis – each time it is transformed into a new and refreshing stage, pushing production teams to the limit, and of ...

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Vigour – Stanley and Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds

Director/Choreographer: Keisha Grant Visual Artist: Heidi Luker Reviewer: Katie Lee [rating:3.5] Vigour is the current touring production by Keneish Dance, a triple bill of African Contemporary dance performed by an entirely female cast. The programme draws its influences from African – Caribbean cultures and explores the human condition, investigating what it means to be a woman. The first piece, It’s ...

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Tennessee Williams Director: Sarah Esdaile Designer: Francis O’Connor Composer and Arranger: Simon Beddoe Reviewer: S. E. Webster [rating:5] It’s impossible to deny it; West Yorkshire Playhouse has a fantastic programme of theatre shows this season and theatre-goers really are spoilt for choice, from children’s classics to gritty theatre that really pushes the boundaries. Latest in the autumn line-up is ...

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Light Night – Various City Centre Locations, Leeds

Reviewer: Rebecca Jackson [rating:4] For some reason Leeds is often viewed in terms of its culture as a secondary city. Forever in the shadow of its fellow Northern city, Manchester, it is well known for its shopping experiences, fine eateries and rugby team, but not so much as a hub of culture. However, Leeds deserves its moment in the sun, ...

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Forgetting Natasha – Stanley and Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds

Writer: Anna Mae Selby Director: Heather Eddington Reviewer: Katie Lee [rating:3.5] ‘I am a city at 4am, waiting to happen’ is one of the beautiful lines written by poet and writer Anna Mae Selby that drives this movement-based theatrical work. It is spoken by Natasha, the protagonist, who is lost in a world without her memories. While she stumbles to ...

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Opera Appetizers – The Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds

Director: Jane Anthony Musical Director: John Longstaff Music: Georges Bizet, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart &Otto Nicolai Pianist: Ewan Gilford Reviewer: S. E. Webster [rating:4] In a bid to promote opera in the local Yorkshire area, the non-profit company Young Opera Venture are currently touring with a cast of fresh and exciting new voices. With the majority of the cast having either ...

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Piano Recital – Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds

Pianist: Grant Green, Northern Ballet Ensemble Composers: Ludwig van Beethoven, Frédéric Chopin, Claude Debussy, Franz Lizst and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Reviewer: S. E. Webster [rating:4] In what might be described as an overture to a new series of musical recitals by the Northern Ballet Sinfonia, Grant Green, the company pianist performed a programme of well-known pieces ranging from classical to ...

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