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WiLd! – Carriageworks, Leeds

Writer: Evan Placey Director: Wendy Harris Designer: Kate Bunce Reviewer: Ron Simpson WiLd!, Evan Placey’s delightfully entertaining, thoughtful and pertinent little play for tutti frutti is specifically aimed to raise public awareness of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and does so in the character of Billy, rising 11 and the bane of his teachers’ lives at primary school. Billy, most engagingly ...

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Nicobobinus – Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds

Writer: Terry Jones Adapter and director: John Ward Composer and Musical Director: Eilidh deBonnaire Reviewer: Ron Simpson John Ward’s version of Terry Jones’ children’s story was originally staged as the Christmas show at London’s LOST Theatre. Now, as the joint production by Red Ladder and DumbWise tours the North and Midlands, there’s still a touch of Christmas cheer about the ...

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The Origin of Species… – Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds

…by Means of Natural Selection or the Survival of (R)Evolutionary Theories in the Face of Scientific and Ecclesiastical Objections: Being a Musical Comedy about Charles Darwin (1809-1882)​ Writer: John Hinton Reviewer: Holly Spanner Tangram Theatre Company presents The Origin of the Species… which has been hailed as an international smash hit, and it’s easy to see why! Following a sell-out ...

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Threnody for the Sky Children – Carriageworks, Leeds

Writer &Director: Jack Dean Reviewer: Holly Spanner Scattered memories of a past life lay abandoned on stage, dusty relics that were once much loved set the scene for Threnody of the Sky Children. Jack Dean – puppeteer of imagination, relives the joys and pains of growing up through the eyes of James. James, who was scolded in drama class for ...

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Don’t Let Go – Upstairs at The Carriageworks, Leeds

Writers: Alex Monk, Sam Berrill and David Cartwright Reviewer: Holly Spanner Manic Chord is the perfect name for this theatre company. With an original soundtrack of ethereal music played almost entirely throughout, Don’t Let Go is inspired by the 1956 short film, Le Ballon Rouge, and follows the journey of Leonard. Leonard works in a factory. He endures a mundane, ...

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Churchill – Carriageworks, Leeds

Writer: Tony Tortora Director: Richard Bonham Reviewer: Robin Jahdi [rating:3] In Churchill, debuting playwright Tony Tortora has offered a vignette that is modest in physical scale, but rather grander in terms of psychology and characterisation. The play concerns the recently-deceased former prime minister arriving at neither Heaven nor Hell, but a ‘weigh station’ for the afterlife, in which Sir Winston ...

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The Enough Project – The Lowry, Salford

Writers : Cathy Crabb and Emma Adams Director : Alan Lane Reviewer : Sarah Cassidy [Rating:4.5] What does it mean to have enough? This is the question being answered in The Enough Project, an innovative collaboration between northern playwrights, Cathy Crabb and Emma Adams. The venture is shared between Theatre in the Mill, The Carriageworks and The Lowry, and has ...

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