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Around The World In 80 Days – Leeds Playhouse

Writer: Jules Verne Adapter: Toby Hulse Director: Alexander Ferris Reviewer: Jay Nuttall There’s a split in the Leeds Playhouse ensemble! As their season draws to a close the female members are in rehearsal for Be My Baby whilst their male counterparts perform a lightning speed version of Jules Verne’s 1873 globe-trotting novel and race against the clock. With just four ...

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Hamlet – Leeds Playhouse

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Amy Leach Reviewer: Jay Nuttall The play is the thing in Amy Leach’s solid production of Hamlet, as Leeds Playhouse’s ensemble season continues in their pop-up space while the theatre continues redevelopment. This radically cut-down, easily digestible version of Shakespeare’s masterpiece places story first and foremost and injects a pace that can very often be the ...

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A Christmas Carol – Leeds Playhouse

Writer: adapted by Deborah McAndrew from the novel by Charles Dickens Music: John Biddle Director: Amy Leach Choreographer: Lucy Cullingford Reviewer: Janet Jepson The former West Yorkshire Playhouse, and indeed the whole area where it stands, is undergoing a makeover and when the re-vamped space re-opens in summer 2019 it will be amazing. In a reversion to its old name, ...

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Road – Leeds Playhouse

Writer: Jim Cartwright Director: Amy Leach Reviewer: Jay Nuttall It’s back to its roots for the Leeds Playhouse. While The Quarry and Courtyard theatres are closed for redevelopment for several months, the theatre is renamed from The West Yorkshire Playhouse to its original title of Leeds Playhouse and a new, repertory company of actors have been assembled – standard in ...

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Monster Raving Loony – The Drum, Theatre Royal Plymouth

joanna brookes samuel james and camilla beeput

Writer: James Graham Director: Simon Stokes Reviewer: Joan Phillips   Get ready for a tsunami of television revivals in James Graham’s very funny, new play, Monster Raving Loony. Graham continues to mine the previously overlooked era of post-war20th Century party politics and puts together a tremendous evening out from the most surprising events. In the National Theatre’s sell-out This House, ...

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The One That Got Away – Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath

The One that Got Away with Richard Clothier and Frances McNamee

Writer: Georges Feydeau Translator: Kenneth McLeish Director: Laurence Boswell Reviewer: Claire Hayes   Hot on the heels of Eugène Labiche’sMonsieur Popular, the second of the Ustinov’s classic 19th Century French farces is from the master himself, Georges Feydeau. In The One That Got Away, Kenneth McLeish’s translation of Feydeau’s 1892 play,Monsieur Chasse!, director Laurence Boswell capitalises on the exaggerated twists ...

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The Wind in the Willows – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Book: Kenneth Grahame Adaptor: Alan Bennett Director: Ian Brown Designer: Colin Richmond Reviewer: Rosie Revell [Rating:5] Welcome to the riverbank. A world inhabited by charming woodland creatures; Mole, Ratty, Badger and the inimitable Mr Toad. Their adventures blow through and provide yet another festive treat from the West Yorkshire Playhouse this Christmas. It is a story with great pedigree; based ...

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