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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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Opera North: Jenůfa – The Grand, Leeds

Music: Leoš Janáček Director: Tom Cairns Choreographer: Aletta Collins Conductor: Aleksander Markovićl Reviewer: Tom Tollett In these cash-strapped times, Opera North are discovering a plethora of wonders at the back of the drawer. Recently, the welcome re-vamp of Giles Havergal's production of The Barber of Seville from 1986 and now, Tom Cairns' equally memorable 1995 Jenůfa. It is said that ...

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Bay City Rollers starring Les McKeown – Civic Theatre, Rotherham

Reviewer: Janet Jepson It says a lot that the reformed band is named “Bay City Rollers starring Les McKeown”, because the man’s ego is matched only by the size of his following of ardent fans. On the night of the review, these mainly took the form of uninhibited females out for a good time, hitting the bar with force and ...

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Waiting for Godot – The Civic, Barnsley

Writer: Samuel Beckett Director: Michael Cabot Reviewer: Ray Taylor Samuel Beckett’s iconic, modern masterpiece comes to the Barnsley Civic on its national UK and Ireland tour. Ever since its premiere back in 1955, the play has evoked endless debate about what is Beckett trying to say; who or what does Godot represent, and does he actually exist at all? There ...

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John – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Artistic Director: Lloyd Newson Choreographer: Lloyd Newson with the performers Reviewer: Beverley Haigh   Conceived and directed by Lloyd Newson, John is the latest masterpiece by DV8, based on verbatim testimonies to create a new thought provoking and dramatic piece of physical dance theatre exploring the theme of life and love. After interviewing more than 50 men while researching his ...

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