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Dick Tracy – The Civic, Barnsley

Director: John Nicholson Reviewer: Rosie Revell The Man With The Hat Is Back! Ooops- wrong show! but highly appropriate, as world -famous, yellow loving, square jawed “by the book” comic strip detective Dick Tracy returns and is given the Le Navet Bete treatment. To those uninitiated, that treatment is a highly clever and hysterically funny in this slightly silly show; ...

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Clare Teal and her Hollywood Orchestra Celebrate Doris Day – CAST, Doncaster

Singers: Clare Teal, Matthew Ford Conductor: Colin Billing Reviewer: Ron Simpson Though Clare Teal undoubtedly has a considerable following of her own, the packed auditorium at CAST seemed to suggest that the appeal of Doris Day, now in her nineties, is undiminished. So it proved when the last few numbers – saving till last some of her most popular songs ...

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Phoenix Dance Theatre: Mixed Programme 2015 – CAST, Doncaster

Artistic Director: Sharon Watson Choreography: Christopher Bruce CBE, Caroline Finn, Sharon Watson Reviewer: Beverley Haigh Established in 1981, like the proverbial bird rising from the ashes, Phoenix Dance Theatre continue to reinvent and re-morph, becoming one of the foremost dance companies in the country. It is easy to see why, with their collective of highly talented and accomplished dancers leading ...

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The Rolling Stone – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Chris Urch Director: Ellen McDougall Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood The Rolling Stone, a Royal Exchange Theatre production, comes to the West Yorkshire Playhouse. The play begins with harmonious singing by the six member cast which sets the context. Dembe and Sam are in love and often spend their time together at the lake. The scenario shows them care free and ...

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Birdsong – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Adapted by Rachel Wagstaff from the novel by Sebastian Faulks Music: Tim Van Eyken Director: Alastair Whatley Reviewer: Ruth Jepson It is now over 100 years since the onset of World War I. The men who fought it, and the women who waited for them to return, are long since dead. Birdsong however, will make you believe that you ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Brian Gorman

Rich Jevons of The Public Reviews talks to writer and co-producer of New Dawn Fades, a play on one level about the seminal post-punk band Joy Division, and on another - the history of Manchester right back to Roman times. Isn’t it quite unusual to be both an actor and a writer? I was quite shy as a kid and ...

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One of Each – Wetherby Whaler, York

Writer: Deborah McAndrew Director:Chris Honer Composer/MD:Rebekah Hughes Reviewer:Ron Simpson After a land-based Northern tour in May, Mikron Theatre Company’s productions of One of Each and Raising Agents take to the waterways until early September on a national tour of pubs, cafes, women’s institutes, museums, allotments and even the occasional theatre. Given the disparity of the settings (the advance programme charmingly ...

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Deranged Marriage – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer and Director: Pravesh Kumar Producer: Rifco and Watford Palace Theatre Reviewer: David Gann Duty or love? We dutifully clapped, and some loved it. A response to The Deranged Marriage needs to acknowledge a cultural perspective. This production, whatever else one may say, achieved a heart-warming shift of ethnicity in the Leeds going theatre audience. There is a script that ...

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