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Wayne McGregor | Random Dance: FAR – CAST, Doncaster

Director &Choreographer: Wayne McGregor Music: Ben Frost Reviewer: Beverley Haigh Wayne McGregor is particularly keen on exploring “where choreography, science and dance meet” and his latest projects all appear to hinge upon this theme. His current touring production of FAR, which was actually conceptualised and first performed in 2010 fits in with this trend, looking towards the Age of Enlightenment, ...

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Crocodiles in Cream – CAST, Doncaster

Writer/Director: David Horlock Reviewer: Beverley Haigh The setting as the audience arrive in Cast’s Second Space is simple: an armchair, rug, numerous books, a box camera and tripod and an old bureau, evocative of a clergy’s lectern. All these clues to the piece that is Crocodiles in Cream, a line from one of Lewis Carroll’s poems that focuses on the ...

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Thrill Me – Square Chapel, Halifax

Writer/Composer: Stephen Dolginoff Director: Guy Retallack Musical Director: Tom Turner Reviewer: Ron Simpson A new production on a nearly bare stage of an off-Broadway musical with a cast of two and a pianist/accompanist sounds pretty small-scale, but Thrill Me is a highly accomplished piece and Guy Retallack’s production for Climar Productions is as polished as it is powerful. The Leopold ...

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I Told You This Would Happen – Theatre in the Mill, Bradford

Writer: Kathryn Beaumont Director: Alex Swift Reviewer: Beverley Haigh In her first venture as a solo writer and performer, Kathryn Beaumont succeeds in telling a story we are all familiar with and have heard countless times before in I Told You This Would Happen but finds a new and innovative way of telling it. ‘Less Rom Com, and more Rom-Con’ ...

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Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense – The Grand, Leeds

Writers: The Goodale Brothers from the works of P.G. Wodehouse Director: Sean Foley Reviewer: Phil Collingwood The Oliver-winning show comes to the period-appropriate Leeds Grand (and given the surroundings, Bertie looks more fitting in his eveningwear than do we in shirts and jeans). This three-hander revisits the familiar pairing of upstanding-but-ineffectual Bertie Wooster and his faithful-and-unflappable gentleman’s gentleman, Jeeves, adding ...

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INTERVIEW: John Godber…Part II

The Public Reviews Rich Jevons continues his in-depth two-part interview with John Godber, with a discussion of his recent revival of Bouncers and his new play Shafted! Part I can be found here. You’ve recently revived Bouncers. Are you at all worried about glorifying binge drinking? Bouncers examines the behaviour of these people, it doesn’t blame them. So what it’s ...

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Cyrano de Bergerac – Northern Stage, Newcastle

Writer: Translated by Antony Burgess and of the play by Edmond Rostand Director: Lorne Campbell Reviewer: Gemma Hirst Cyrano de Bergerac is a poet and a soldier, yet he is also a frivolous romantic around the female persuasion. And to top it off, he has the largest nose in the whole of France. Falling in love with Roxanne, who is ...

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CD REVIEW: Love, Lies & Lyrics – The Words Of Lesley Ross

Reviewer: Holly Spanner SimG’s latest offering celebrates the work of lyricist Lesley Ross in this generous 25 track limited edition album. The album features 30 West End vocalists, including Madalena Alberta, Daniel Boys, Annalene Beechey, Kieran Brown, Garry Lake, Sarah Lark, Jodie Jacobs, Sarah Earnshaw, Jon Robyns, Rebecca Lock, Aaron Lee Lambert, Laura Pitt-Pulford, Sophia Ragavelas and Nigel Richards among ...

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