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Ice Cream: The Opera – Centenary Square, Bradford

Writer: Ian McMillan Director: Tom Wright Composer: Russell Sarre Music Director: Ben Crick Designer: Ryan Dawson-Laight Reviewer: Ron Simpson  Ice Cream: The Opera proved to be as unusual a musical/dramatic event as you could see in a year of festivals, but at the same time surprisingly and effectively mainstream in many ways. It’s rather sad that no performances are planned ...

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Picnic at Hanging Rock – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

cast of picnic at hanging rock royal lyceum edinburgh

Writer: Tom Wright Director: Matthew Lutton Reviewer:  Tom Ralphs On a summer’s day in 1900, three schoolgirls and their teacher disappear on a visit to Hanging Rock, a place in the Australian wilderness filled with spirits and ghosts from before the settlers arrived. Years later, five schoolgirls try to solve the mystery, but the line between recreating the myth and becoming ...

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Nuketown – Derby Theatre

Writer: Jack Dean Director: Tom Wright Reviewer: Hannah Powell An epic tale of love, action, imaginary locations, and above all… Lego. Nuketown is an incredibly innovative show from Bikeshed Theatre, combining classic storytelling with cinematographic devices. Writer Jack Dean enthrals his audience leading to a performance packed full of fun, taking even the most reluctant spectator back to their childhood ...

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Blake Remixed – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Director: Tom Wright Music: Homecut Reviewer: Rich Jevons This outstanding and innovative production includes the collaboration of two world champions: namely Testament (aka Andy Brooks) for leading the world’s largest Human Beatbox Ensemble, and DJ Woody, twice World Champion scratch DJ. The combination of 18th Century visionary William Blake and 21st century hip-hop and beatboxing may seem incongruous, but at ...

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Brief Encounters at Bradford Interchange

Writer: Rav Sanghera Director: Tom Wright Designer: Emma Williams Reviewer: Ron Simpson Bradford’s Freedom Studios are expert in the creation of site-specific theatre and, if Bradford Interchange lacks the grandeur and mystery of Drummonds Mill - the site of the group’s masterpiece, The Mill – City of Dreams - it’s an ideal place to site meetings and interactions. Brief Encounters ...

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INTERVIEW: Tom Wright on Brief Encounters

From Freedom Studios, the producers of the acclaimed Home Sweet Home and The Mill – The City of Dreams comes Brief Encounters at Bradford Interchange, a new site- specific promenade production inspired by the people who work and travel through Bradford’s iconic Interchange station. Directed by Tom Wright (The Container, Young Vic and Home Sweet Home, Freedom Studios) the debut ...

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Home Sweet Home – Ukrainian Centre, Bradford

Writer: Emma Adams Director: Tom Wright Reviewer: Rich Jevons In my daze (yes, daze not days!) as an Arts Editor on the local rag (that shall remain nameless) I had to put up with my fair share of ageism from the editorial team. Friendly banter I know, but you can be called granddad one time too many in a hard ...

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Warren James and his Skiffle Session Band – Lowry Theatre, Salford

Reviewer: Iain Sykes Resident in the Midlands but originally hailing from the Delta Blues not so hotspot of Warrington, Warren James would appear to be an unlikely champion of that particular musical genre. But thanks to exposure to his grandparents’ tastes in music, here he is entertaining the Lowry audience with a selection of hot blues, country and folk, heading ...

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