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Under Three Moons – Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

Writer: Daniel Kanaber Director: Adam Quayle Reviewer: Alice Hiley It all starts with a sleeping bag drying by a campfire. It's just been pissed on, and Paul (Darren Kuppan) is pretty sure Mike's (Kyle Rowe) the one who did it. Spanning half a lifetime, Box of Tricks theatre's Under Three Moons leads us through three significant stages in the lives ...

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Reasons to Stay Alive –  Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

Writer: Matt Haig Adaptor: April De Angelis Director: Jonathan Watkins Reviewer: Alice Hiley  Skillfully adapted by April De Angelis from the Matt Haig memoir of the same name, Reasons to Stay Alive tells the story of an author’s battle with anxiety and depression. In a nod to the book, the play is framed as a conversation between two actors playing ...

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Toast – Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

Writer: Henry Filloux-Bennett Director & Choreographer: Jonnie Riordan Reviewer: Jay Nuttall Add a dollop of nostalgia, a tablespoon of heartbreak, two teaspoons of warmth and a sprinkle of darkness and TV chef and broadsheet columnist Nigel Slater’s autobiographical memoir transfers from page to stage. His 2004 work was turned into a film in 2010 and now a stage production is ...

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In the Bones – Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

Writer: Cody Daigle-Orians Director: Joe Geddes Lighting/Sound: Joseph Arnott/Bernie O’Hara Reviewer: Ron Simpson Given that the performances in the Lawrence Batley Theatre’s Syngenta Cellar were both either completely or very nearly sold out, it’s a pity that Root & Branch Productions’ In the Bones is only receiving three performances, the final one at Harrogate Studio Theatre. Written by American playwright ...

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Aladdin – LBT, Huddersfield

Writer: Andrew Pollard Director: Joyce Branagh Musical Director: Rebekah Hughes Assistant Director: Rachel Gee Designer: Mark Walters at Glitter Pantomimes Reviewer: Ron Simpson Aladdin follows the always successful formula of the Lawrence Batley Theatre – and indeed several other theatres in the area: an essentially traditional approach, though with regional variation, a talented and hard-working ensemble of maybe seven or ...

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Charge – Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

Music: Sophy Smith and Tim Dickinson Director: Kevin Finnan Choreography: Kevin Finnan, with additional material from the company Reviewer: Rich Jevons Charge is the final part of Motionhouse's Earth Trilogy, developing on themes explored in Scattered (2009) and Broken (2013), celebrating the company's 30th anniversary. Director Kevin Finnan worked closely with Professor Frances Ashcroft of Oxford University, author of The ...

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Jack and the Beanstalk – Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

Writer: Andrew Pollard Director: Joyce Branagh Musical Director: Rebekah Hughes Choreographer: Rachel Gee Designer: Mark Walters Reviewer: Ron Simpson The Lawrence Batley Theatre’s Jack and the Beanstalk is billed as “a traditional family pantomime” which is fair enough. Audiences in the middle-sized theatres in this area – Wakefield, Harrogate, Huddersfield, etc. – know that they are in safe hands come ...

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