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New Ground – Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Leeds

Choreographers: Patricia Okenwa, Wayne Parsons, Amaury Lebrun and a selection of original student solo works Reviewer: Rich Jevons New Ground is a showcase of performance from second-year students on the BA (Hons) Dance (Contemporary) programme at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance. For Patricia Okenwa's Becoming she explains: I am interested in the dynamics of pushing beyond where we know ...

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War Horse: The Story in Concert – Leeds Town Hall

Music: Adrian Sutton Writer: Michael Morpurgo Songs: John Tams Drawings and artwork: Rae Smith Conductor: David Angus Narrators: Michael Morpurgo, Juliet Stevenson Performed by: Orchestra of Opera North, St Peter's Singers Reviewer: Rich Jevons Michael Morpurgo's War Horse has been seen in both theatre and film to great success, not to mention being a best-seller. But War Horse: The Story in ...

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Alice in Wonderland – Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Writer: Lewis Carroll Adaptor: Mike Kenny Director: Rachel O’Riordan Reviewer: Barbara Michaels A refreshing new take on the original – and that in itself is no small achievement – Mike Kenny’s adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland gives more than a nod to contemporary issues such as identity. Opening scenes in Alice’s home and schoolroom segue seamlessly into more ...

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Songs From The Seven Hills – The Crucible, Sheffield

Writer: John Hollingworth Music: Scott Gilmour and Claire Mckenzie Director: Emily Hutchinson Choreographer: Darragh O’ Leary Reviewer: Sophie Dodworth Songs from the Seven Hills is a Sheffield Peoples production, made by the people of Sheffield, about the people of Sheffield. This new musical takes you on a journey through some real-life, Sheffield experiences; told by 60 actors. Written by John ...

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Latitude Festival: 4×4 Bhangra – Waterfront Stage

Reviewer: Robin Winters It's a scorcher of a day, everybody has that festival tiredness kicking in and we're all just about ready to sit down for the evening with a beer or two; with that in mind, what could possibly be better than watching a colourful Bhangra group close the day's proceedings on the Waterfront stage? Well, watching a colourful ...

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Latitude Festival: NYDC – Used to be Blonde, Waterfront Stage

Artistic Director: Sharon Eyal Reviewer: Robin Winters The National Youth Dance Company have, in previous years, occupied the final slot of the weekend on the Waterfront and closed down Sadler's Wells dance proceedings in style; but this year they arrive in droves to perform to a Saturday afternoon audience. With the last few years' offerings being highly rated, and Latitude ...

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Latitude Festival: The Lost Disc – Cabaret Tent

Writers: Will Adamsdale and Ed Gaughan Director: Tom Parry Reviewer: Kris Hallett Obsession is a funny thing. It can drive even the sanest person towards the edge, flipping sense and order into mayhem and chaos. Will Adamsdale and Ed Gaughan's new musical/comedy/play hybrid sees a music journo disappear down a conspiracy theory of his own making. Somewhere out there, he ...

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