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Brassed Off – The Carriageworks, Leeds

National Coal Mining Museum

Writer: Paul Allen, based on the screenplay by Mark Herman Director: Neil Knipe Reviewer: Scarlet Wildhorn Set in Grimley in the mid-90’s, 10 years after the miners’ strike of 1984, Brassed Off is based on real events in the West Yorkshire village of Grimethorpe, named by the European Union in 1994 as the country’s poorest village. With the mines set ...

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The Factory – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Devised by: The Company Director: Matt Hassall Designer: Bethany Wells Sound Designer: Gerry Marsden Reviewer: Brendan James The Young Company at The Royal Exchange have departed from their home in St Ann’s Square and have taken their latest production of The Factory to the theatres' studio space on Swan Street to create an ambitious site-specific and immersive new work. On ...

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Nutshell: An Evening with Ian McEwan – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Times have changed. In the past, a book launch involved a group of readers sipping wine and eating cheese nibbles in Waterstones before hesitatingly approaching the author to get an autograph on a first edition they’d picked up cheap in Oxfam. Things are more streamlined, stage-managed and posh these days. For one thing, the books are often ...

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Gangsta Granny – The Lowry, Salford

Gangsta Granny Production Image

Writer: David Walliams Adaptor and Director: Neal Foster Reviewer: Jay Nuttall Have you ever wanted to do something so incredibly bad in your life … just once? Just to see if you could? Have you ever wondered if there’s something more to your Granny than knitting and Murray mints? And, if you were 11, do you think that you could ...

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Relatively Speaking – The Grand, Leeds

Writer: Alan Ayckbourn Director: Robin Herford Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood Relatively Speaking was written in 1965, originally titled Meet My Father. The play premiered in London’s West End in 1967 to positive reviews. This production is jointly presented by Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Kenny Wax Ltd and is currently touring nationwide. The comedy play introduces, Greg (Antony Eden) and Ginny ...

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Sister Act – The Grand, Leeds

Writer: Cheri and Bill Steinkellner Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Glenn Slater Director &choreographer: Craig Revel Horwood Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood Strictly Come Dancing’s Craig Revel Horwood brings his new production of Sister Act on an extensive UK tour, including its stop in Leeds. The musical is based on the smash hit movie starring Whoopi Goldberg and Maggie Smith. Many know the ...

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StorytEllas – East Riding Theatre, Beverley

StorytEllas at the East Riding theatre

Writers: Jessica Duffield and Annie Kirkman Producer: Ellie Claughton Set/Props: Ed Ullyart Lighting/Technical Director: Simon Bedwell Reviewer: Ron Simpson On first acquaintance with She Productions, the company is mightily impressive, and it’s greatcredit to the East Riding Theatre for giving them the opportunity to develop as an in-house company. She Productions was formed last year as an all-female ensemble by ...

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Educating Rita – Esk Valley Theatre, Glaisdale

Image by Tony Bartholomew/Turnstone Media

Writer: Willy Russell Director: Mark Stratton Set and Lighting: Graham Kirk Costumes: Christine Wall Reviewer: Ron Simpson Esk Valley Theatre is one of the more unusual success stories in British theatre. Every August, Mark Stratton and Sheila Carter take over the Robinson Institute in the moors village of Glaisdale. Graham Kirk brings in his considerable construction skills to transform a ...

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