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The Rise and Fall of a Northern Star – Theatre in the Mill, Bradford

Writer &Music: Stella Grundy Director: Iain Bloomfield Reviewer: Beverley Haigh It is difficult to tell where Stella Grundy ends and her fictional character of Tracy Star begins in this semi-autobiographical account of a doomed music star in The Rise and Fall of a Northern Star. The lines become blurred as the writer and performer plays out what is essentially herself ...

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Peter Pan Goes Wrong – The Grand, Leeds

Director: Adam Meggido Reviewer: Sara Jackson and Phil Collingwood In the definition of the phrase “tough act to follow” Mischief Theatre triumphantly returns to the Leeds Grand Theatre with their (sort-of) Sequel Peter Pan Goes Wrong. After years as improvisational Fringe royalty, they finally created a piece from scratch - The Play That Goes Wrong - and prompted a universally ...

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That is All You Need to Know – CAST, Doncaster

Directors: Paul Slater, Kate Stanley Co-devisers: Chris Bone, Nicholas Pitt Reviewer: Beverley Haigh A few filing cabinets and some chairs and the stage becomes the setting for Bletchley Park, doubling up to represent two different time periods depicted in That is All You Need to Know, essentially two stories being told in one, but stories that are worthy of being ...

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The Rising of the Moon – Various locations, Bradford

Writer and Director: Javaad Alipoor Sound Design: Martin Thompson Fight Director: Keith Wallace Reviewer: Rich Jevons Leading Bradford theatre company Northern Lines’ final production, The Rising of the Moon, written and directed by the prolific and greatly talented Javaad Alipoor, is as radical in form as it is in content. It benefits from an energetic and enthusiastic community cast, Patience ...

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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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The Rise and Fall of Little Voice – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Jim Cartwright Director: James Brining Musical Director &Composer: David Shrubsole Reviewer: Janet Jepson It has become something of a cliché to say that a production is a “gritty Northern story set in working-class Britain”, but there is no other way to give an overview of The rise and Fall of Little Voice currently playing at West Yorkshire Playhouse in ...

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Drink with a Chimp – Carriageworks, Leeds

Lead Writer: Daniel Ingram-Brown Director: Simon Brewis Reviewer: David Gann Drink with a Chimp is a remarkable piece of theatre. It is well written, acted and directed, but most of all it will touch deep places in all who see it. This is because it comes out of the fragility of our lives. Real lives. The work emerges as a ...

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