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Cinderella – Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

Writer: Andrew Pollard Music: Rebekah Hughes Director: Joyce Branagh Reviewer: Ruth Jepson If there is a classic in the land of pantomimes, then it has to be Cinderella. The rags to riches tale of a poor girl, banished to the kitchens by her evil stepsisters, with only the mice and her good friend Buttons for company. That is, until her ...

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Fantastic Dreams and Visions – Huddersfield Town Hall

Pavel Kolesnikov at the Piano

Orchestra: The Orchestra of Opera North Conductor: Aleksandar Markovic Soloist: Pavel Kolesnikov (piano) Reviewer: Ron Simpson Kirklees Council’s bold and far-sighted decision to continue its concert season despite financial cutbacks was rewarded with a well-filled Huddersfield Town Hall for the opening concert of the 2016-2017 season. And, the Orchestra of Opera North, under new Music Director Aleksandar Markovic, drew a ...

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Woman in Mind – Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

Writer: Alan Ayckbourn Music: Paul Chamberlain Director: John Cotgrave Reviewer: Ruth Jepson “Nothing is what he is, no one is who he seems…” In the second of two alternating Ayckbourn productions, is the tale of Susan – the titular Woman in Mind – and her two families, one real, one a fantastical hallucination. Following an unfortunateincident with a garden rake, ...

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Invisible Friends – Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

Writer: Alan Ayckbourn Director: John Cotgrave Reviewer: Ruth Jepson You mustn’t talk like that about invisible people. You mustn’t wish ‘em dead! What would you do if your invisible friend not only became suddenly visiblebut also offered to take you away from your boring, grumpy, cares-about-anything-but-you family? Would you stay, or would you wish that your parents and brother would ...

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Tipping Point – Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

Poster image for Tipping Point

Director: Charlotte Mooney and Tina Koch Music: Adam Ilhan and Quinta Reviewer: Ruth Jepson Never has an audience been so enthralled by a man clipping a hook to a carabiner. To be fair, the hook is at the end of a 15-foot pole, the carabiner is suspended from the ceiling, and, in a moment, five performers are going to be ...

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Chip Shop Chips – Red and Green Club, Huddersfield

Chip Shop Chips - Production Image

Writer: Becky Prestwich Director: Adam Quayle Reviewer: Rich Jevons When the visual and performing arts work with food, it is always a media attention-grabbing ruse, and in fact, this is the second fish and chip supper offered in the name of art in the region in the last year (Mikron Theatre performed One of Each at the Wetherby Whaler). But ...

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Snow White – Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

Sophie Postlewaite as Canary and Francesca Dunford as Snow White

Writers: Natasha Holmes, Eleanor Hooper Director: Natasha Holmes Designers &Makers: Eleanor Hooper, Peter Gunson Reviewer: Ron Simpson Tell Tale Hearts’ production of Snow White at the Lawrence Batley Theatre certainly doesn’t lack ambition or imagination, but it is debatable how far the different elements fit together to make an ideal Christmas entertainment. The most striking feature is the collaboration with ...

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NEWS: Orange Tree’s French Without Tears set for UK tour

The cast of French Without Tears at Orange Tree Theatre

  London's Orange Tree Theatre has announced it is partnering with English Touring Theatre to tour their sell out production of Terence Rattigan's French Without Tears in 2016. The critically acclaimed (read our 5* review here) will return to the Orange Tree for 31 performances in June 2016 then tour in the autumn. Directed by Paul Miller, the tour will ...

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