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PREVIEW: The LBT Autumn/Winter Launch

Ron Simpson joins the audience on September 7th to meet some of the directors, actors and musicians involved in the Autumn/Winter season at the Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield. A Season Preview at Huddersfield’s Lawrence Batley Theatre is not just a matter of wine and nibbles for arts editors, reviewers and patrons. In recent years, the theatre has presented a full ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Adam Sunderland, director of The Jungle Book

The Public Reviews’ Rich Jevons chats to director Adam Sunderland about his work with young people and the new production of The Jungle Book at the Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield. What was it like doing the Heinz tomato soup commercial as a child? It was a bit like with these we’re working with at the moment in Kirklees on The ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Barely Methodical troupe’s Louis Gift

Rich Jevons discusses the extraordinary acrobatic antics of Barely Methodical troupe with Louis Gift who explains the techniques they use to tell a tale of three lads together in their forthcoming show Bromance at Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield. For the benefit of readers who aren’t specialists in circus skills could you explain some of the techniques you use? Parkour is ...

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Park – Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

Director: Jasmin Vardimon Reviewer: Rich Jevons TPR hates to be a spoiler so we’ve had to omit some important parts of Park so as not to spoil your enjoyment if you do get to see this incredible show. Merle Hensel’s set is simple and unassuming, a patch of parkland that is to be developed right next to a mermaid water ...

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Macbeth – Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

Writer: William Shakespeare Music: Rax Timyr Director: Jatinder Verma Reviewer: Ruth Jepson Is this a Bollywood show we see before us? No, it’s Shakespeare, with an Indian Twist. Tara Arts, formed in 1989, have produced their own versions of many Shakespeare plays, as well as productions based on both Asian and European classics. Macbeth is their latest tour, and gives ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Kevin Finnan

Motionhouse bring a new-adrenaline-fuelled multi-media dance theatre production to Huddersfield’s Lawrence Batley Theatre this January before embarking on a UK tour. Rich Jevons talks to Artistic Director Kevin Finnan MBE about the history of the company and the significance of the current work Broken. Firstly, could you tell us how Motionhouse was formed? Motionhouse was a collaboration between Louise Richards ...

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Without Stars & There We Have Been – LBT, Huddersfield

Choreographer: James Cousins Composer &Sound Design: Seymour Milton Reviewer: Rich Jevons As a reviewer it’s sometimes hard to approach a dance piece with a blank canvas, especially having discussed the production with its choreographer, in this case James Cousins.But whatever expectancies you have for this show are simply blown wide open by this dynamic and daring performance. Both pieces are ...

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