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FILM REVIEW: Making Noise Quietly

Writer: Robert Holman, Nick Drake and Mark Rosenblatt Director: Dominic Dromgoole Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Theatre has long overlapped with film, benefiting from the application of cinematic techniques on stage thanks to the pioneering work of companies like Complicitéand renowned directors including Ivo Van Hove and Robert Icke, while actors have always moved back and forth with ease between the two. ...

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Waiting for Godot – Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Writer: Samuel Beckett Director: Mark Rosenblatt Designer: Janet Bird Reviewer: Ron Simpson Tobacco Factory Theatres’ production of Waiting for Godot, in Scarborough at the end of a short tour, aims to remove some of the preconceptions and misconceptions surrounding the play, sometimes in defiance of Beckett’s own views, but retaining its essence. By and large, it works. Waiting for Godot ...

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Villette – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Anthony Robling

Writer: Linda Marshall-Griffiths Director: Mark Rosenblatt Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood This re-imagined production is based on the 1833 Charlotte Brontë novel. Villette is about Lucy Snowe, the story’s central character, who travels to Villette, a fictional village in Belgium, after experiencing the tragedy of her family. Linda Marshall-Griffiths interprets the story with Lucy being a clone who survives a deadly outbreak. ...

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The Fruit Trilogy – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Eve Ensler Director: Mark Rosenblatt Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood Eve Ensler’s The Fruit Trilogy consists of three plays, Avocado, Coconut and Pomegranate and is receiving its world premiere at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in conjunction with the Southbank Centre. This follows on from the successful run of Avocado last year which formed part of the theatre’s Play Pie &Pint series. ...

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Richard III – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Written by: William Shakespeare Director: Mark Rosenblatt Reviewer: Rich Jevons West Yorkshire Playhouse’s autumn season opens with Associate Director Mark Rosenblatt and Associate Artist Reece Dinsdale rekindling their creative collaboration of last year’s Untold Stories. Richard III is a bizarre blend of history and tragedy that explores the quest for power in all its tyrannical ruthlessness, in a part that ...

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LATITUDE 2015: Avocado

Artist(s):Rebecca Grant Writer: Eve Ensler Director: Mark Rosenblatt Venue: Poetry Tent Reviewer: Glen Pearce In the brightly lit surroundings of Latitude’s poetry tent, compare Luke Wright issues a disclaimer. Not only is the next piece dark in tone, it has previously been performed in near darkness. Latitude festival goers are nothing if not inventive, though, and the bright sunlight and ...

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LATITUDE LOWDOWN: West Yorkshire Playhouse – Avocado

How would you describe your show in one sentence? An explosive solo piece by Eve Ensler about a young woman being smuggled to freedom in an airless, dark avocado container. Is this your first visit to the Latitude Festival, if so what interesting tales have you been told about what to expect? Happily, I’ve been before and it’s awesome. How ...

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Avocado – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Eve Ensler Director: Mark Rosenblatt Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood Eve Ensler, an award winning playwright and author of The Vagina Monologues, presents her world premiere play, Avocado, at the West Yorkshire Playhouse. The short play is part of the theatre’s popular Play Pie &Pint series. The West Yorkshire Playhouse, who works with asylum and refugee communities locally and regionally, commissioned ...

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