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Aaron Parks Trio – Howard Assembly Room, Leeds

Piano: Aaron Parks Double bass: Ben Street Drums: Billy Hart Reviewer: Ron Simpson Opera North’s programme for the Howard Assembly Room ranges far and wide and this marks the first Autumn concert with a jazz flavour. Aaron Parks is a Seattle-born, New York-based jazz pianist who has been making waves in recent years and is due to return to this ...

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Richard III – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Written by: William Shakespeare Director: Mark Rosenblatt Reviewer: Rich Jevons West Yorkshire Playhouse’s autumn season opens with Associate Director Mark Rosenblatt and Associate Artist Reece Dinsdale rekindling their creative collaboration of last year’s Untold Stories. Richard III is a bizarre blend of history and tragedy that explores the quest for power in all its tyrannical ruthlessness, in a part that ...

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The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists – Studio Theatre, Harrogate

Writer: Stephen Lowe, from Robert Tressell Adapter: Neil Gore Director: Louise Townsend Reviewer: Ron Simpson Could this be time for a left-wing revival? Just as Jeremy Corbyn is addressing conference as the Labour leader, Townsend Productions is preparing to take two of its uncompromising agitprop productions – hard-hitting and very entertaining – into London (well, Peckham) for a six-week season. ...

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INTERVIEW: Tom Wright on Brief Encounters

From Freedom Studios, the producers of the acclaimed Home Sweet Home and The Mill – The City of Dreams comes Brief Encounters at Bradford Interchange, a new site- specific promenade production inspired by the people who work and travel through Bradford’s iconic Interchange station. Directed by Tom Wright (The Container, Young Vic and Home Sweet Home, Freedom Studios) the debut ...

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Annie – The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Writer: Thomas Meehan Music: Charles Strouse Lyrics: Martin Charnin Director: Nikolai Foster Choreographer: Nick Winston Reviewer: Sue Collier Annie is set during the Depression of New York in the thirties. Like Cinderella, it tells the story of an abandoned child who is seemingly without prospects but whose personality shines through to charm everyone she meets. Annie lives in an orphanage, ...

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