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Oedipuss in Boots – Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol

Director: Chris Collier Music & Lyrics: Kid Carpet Puppet maker: Dik Downey Reviewer: Julia Beasley What does a naughty fairytale cat have in common with a mythical Greek hero who was destined to kill his father and marry his mother? Absolutely nothing. This makes Puss in Boots and Oedipus perfect components for the latest offering from the Wardrobe Theatre, who ...

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Opera North | Silent Night – Leeds Town Hall

Composer: Kevin Puts Libretto: Mark Campbell Conductor: Nicholas Kok Director: Tim Albery Reviewer: Ron Simpson Opera North has established a tradition in recent years of so-called “concert” or “semi-staged” performances in Leeds Town Hall that often have a more emotional impact than fully staged productions. This is certainly the case with Tim Albery’s magnificent production of Kevin Puts’ remarkable first ...

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The Leylines – Voodoo Lounge, Exeter Phoenix

Music: The Leylines Reviewer: Georgie Bird The Leylines are six-piece band from Weston Super Mare whose genre is hard to pin down, falling somewhere between folk and rock. They are comprised of Dan Thompson (electric guitar), Dave Burbidge (drums), Hannah Johns (violin), Matthew Wilkins (acoustic guitar), Sean Booth (bass) and Steve Mitchell on vocals. The addition of a violinist to ...

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Cheer – The Other Room, Cardiff

Writer: Kitty Hughes Director: Duncan Hallis Creative Producer: George Soave Designer: Ceci Calf Lighting Designer: Garrin Clarke Sound Designer/Composer: Matthew Holmquist Reviewer: Emily Pearce The Other Room is fast garnering prominence as one of Cardiff’s most innovative theatre venues, with regular touring productions from the Edinburgh Fringe and other small theatre companies. Big Loop Theatre Company's new production Cheer, written ...

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Not Such Quiet Girls – Howard Assembly Room, Leeds

Writer: Jessica Walker Musical Director: Joseph Atkins Director: Jacqui Honess-Martin Reviewer: Ron Simpson Opera North’s commemoration of the end of the Great War peaks with two premieres in two nights: the world premiere of Not Such Quiet Girls and the UK premiere of Silent Night. For these, the Chorus is divided by gender and in Not Such Quiet Girls, a ...

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New Ground – Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Leeds

Choreographers: Patricia Okenwa, Wayne Parsons, Amaury Lebrun and a selection of original student solo works Reviewer: Rich Jevons New Ground is a showcase of performance from second-year students on the BA (Hons) Dance (Contemporary) programme at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance. For Patricia Okenwa's Becoming she explains: I am interested in the dynamics of pushing beyond where we know ...

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Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra | Tchaikovsky, Korngold & Mussorgsky – Leeds Town Hall

Conductor: Vasily Petrenko Composers: Tchaikovsky, Korngold, Mussorgsky Reviewer: Rich Jevons The first part of this triple bill sees Tchaikovsky looking at forbidden love, notably Francesca's adultery which led to her incarceration in Dante's Hell. There is a brooding intro which then stirs into a tempest of frenzied and frenetic strings. And there are more reflective and solemn moments. But love ...

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Sid – Theatre in the Mill, Bradford

Writer: Leon Fleming Director: Scott le Crass Reviewer: Rich Jevons In his role as Craig, Dario Coates catches our full attention from start to finish. This is a one-man show that sees him idolising his antihero Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious. The real Sid, of course, had a tragic end, and maybe that is why Craig becomes so obsessed with ...

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