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The Doppel Gang – The Square Chapel, Halifax

Writer: Dominic Hedges Director/Sound Designer: Terence Mann Designer: Anastasia Burton Reviewer: Ron Simpson Just Some Theatre Company has been developed over the last three years by three recent graduates of the Theatre course at the University of Central Lancashire and here they are, joined by an even more recent graduate making her professional debut, taking in 12 venues in a ...

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Nine Lives – CAST, Doncaster

Writer: Zodwa Nyoni Director: Alex Chisholm Composer: Jonathan Girling Sound Design: Ed Clarke Reviewer: Ron Simpson Nine Lives was originally commissioned by West Yorkshire Playhouse last year as part of the A Play, a Pint and a Pint programme. Now it is halfway through a fairly lengthy tour for Leeds Studio in association with the Playhouse. It still shows its ...

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The Wizard of Oz – Civic Theatre, Rotherham

Writer: L. Frank Baum, adapted by Frank Gabrielson Musical Director: Heather Jackson Director / Choreographer: Dee Bennie-Marshall Reviewer: Janet Jepson We all sometimes dream of that magical land out there somewhere 'over the rainbow', but a visit to The Wizard of Oz at Rotherham Theatre this week brings that dream to reality. Young Dorothy’s journey begins on the farm in ...

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Under the Bed – Theatre in the Mill, Bradford

Writer: The Company - based on a book by Dan Mallaghan Animators: Fabric Lenny and Lou Sumray Reviewer: Holly Spanner When visitors to Leeds Library were asked to record their memories of fairy tales, these memories went on to inspire a set of 13 paintings and prints and were transformed into a new story by 154 Collective. Herein began Under ...

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A Steady Rain – East Riding Theatre, Beverley

Writer: Keith Huff Director: Andrew Pearson Reviewer: Ron Simpson Remarkably, Vincent Regan combines a lucrative career in Hollywood historical/mythical blockbusters with the post of Artistic Director of East Riding Theatre. The current performances of A Steady Rain prove two things: the new theatre can sustain sizeable and appreciative audiences for a challenging, very un-Beverley play and Vincent Regan is not ...

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Equations For A Moving Body – The Carriageworks, Leeds

Writer: Hannah Nicklin Director: Alexander Kelly Reviewer: Rich Jevons In this moving and engaging one-woman show, we are introduced to the world of endurance sports, and, in particular, the psychology behind it. It is billed as “a story about the physiology of endurance”, but it is also writer Hannah Nicklin’s own story. It has been made alongside research by scientists ...

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Snow White – CAST, Doncaster

Writer: Carol Ann Duffy Music: Murray Gold Director: Liv Lorent Choreographer: Liv Lorent Reviewer: Beverley Haigh The well-known tale of Snow White is revisited and retold through the delightful blend of dance and effective storytelling technique from the accomplished and award-winning balletLORENT. Artistic Director Liv Lorent has remained faithful to the original Brothers Grimm fairytale in what will become a ...

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Paddington Bear’s First Concert – Huddersfield Town Hall

Writer: Michael Bond Composer: Herbert Chappell Conductor: Stephen Bell Narrator: John Suchet Reviewer: Ron Simpson This was different in many ways from the usual concerts in Opera North’s Kirklees season. It was one of comparatively few to feature a guest orchestra, the Royal Northern Sinfonia, and was aimed at a very young audience (plenty of five-year-olds in attendance). Its theme, ...

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