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The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain – Royal Hall, Harrogate

Reviewer: Vicki Taylor [Rating:5] The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain (David Suich, Peter Brooke Turner, Hester Goodman, George Hinchliffe, Richie Williams, Will Grove-White and Jonty Bankes) are more than just ukulele players. They are perfectly timed comics, impressionists, and sublime entertainers, making their show easily the best thing I’ve seen all year. It’s impossible to pin down the show with ...

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The Lighthouse on Shivering Sands – Harrogate Theatre

Writer: JS Fletcher Adaptor and Director: Nobby Dimon Designer: Richard Foxton Reviewer: Katie Lee [rating:3] ‘Of all the lighthouses in all the world’ is just one of the clichés from this play that have been modified to suit the setting of a stormy English coast. North Country Theatre presents an adaptation of a JS Fletcher story in association with Harrogate ...

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Word Life – Theatre in the Mill, Bradford

Poets: Ed Reiss, Bohdan Piasecki Reviewer: Katie Lee [rating:4] Word Life is pitched as ‘one of the leading live literature and music organisations in the North’. It programmes regular events in Sheffield with a monthly series at Bradford University’s Theatre in the Mill. Their last event was a varsity poetry slam between Sheffield Hallam and Sheffield University, but this performance ...

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The Budapest Cafe Orchestra – Square Chapel, Halifax

Reviewer: Matt Stimpson [Rating:4.5] The Budapest Cafe Orchestra are fine purveyors of traditional Balkan, Russian, Romanian, Eastern European and Jewish music. As the Orchestra stride onto the atmospheric stage of Square Chapel, complete with dimly lit lamps, fedora hats and sharp suits, we are drawn into the Eastern European world. We quickly find out our mystical ensemble are actually from ...

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Piano Recital – Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds

Pianist: Grant Green, Northern Ballet Ensemble Composers: Ludwig van Beethoven, Frédéric Chopin, Claude Debussy, Franz Lizst and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Reviewer: S. E. Webster [rating:4] In what might be described as an overture to a new series of musical recitals by the Northern Ballet Sinfonia, Grant Green, the company pianist performed a programme of well-known pieces ranging from classical to ...

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42nd Street – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Music: Harry Warren Lyrics: Al Dubin Director: Mark Bramble Choreographer: Graeme Henderson Reviewer: Laura Stimpson [Rating:4.5] Come and meet those dancing feet – with a bang and a lot of tap, 42nd Street, one of Broadway’s longest running shows, arrived in Bradford tonight. Based on the novel by Bradford Ropes we follow famed Broadway musical director, Julian Marsh (Dave Willetts), ...

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Audience – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Director: Sophie de Somere Designer: Timme Afschrift Reviewer: Katie Lee [rating:1] ‘Ask not what we can do for you, ask what you can do for this performance.’ Audience is a show by Belgian based Ontroerend Goed that examines the nature of the people watching the show and aims to provoke them into action. A camera is used throughout the show ...

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80’s Mania – Grand Opera House, York

Reviewer: Sara Jackson [rating:4.5] Dance around your handbags all night! When you walk into the Grand Opera House and see everybody sat in rows waiting for the show to start as usual, you know that this performance is not the usual. Many of the audience have turned out with big hair, shoulder pads and over the top make-up. There is ...

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