The Damned United review: An important piece of Leeds footballing history on stage

Brian Clough’s 1974 ill-fated managerial tenure at Leeds United has been turned into a book, a film and most recently a stage play. This week, I had the pleasure of seeing the show in person at Leeds Playhouse. After recently speaking to Red Ladder Theatre Company producer, Chris Lloyd and Luke Dickson, the actor playing […]

A Dog’s Tale – Mikron Theatre Company

The Mikron Theatre Company, founded in 1972, is a theatre company from the Yorkshire village of Marsden, who tour by canal boat and road, appearing at 130 different venues.These venues are often those that other theatre companies would not consider using, such as in allotments, in restaurants and at RNLI lifeboat stations. In 2020, the […]

Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, Opera North, Saturday 1 May 2021

It’s a pleasure to be back reviewing an Opera North production, even if from a considerable distance and without the joy of being in the theatre. This Orfeo ed Euridice (or “Orpheus and Eurydice” as I think of it) was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on Saturday night and has also been put on YouTube […]

Mel Brimfield: From This World, to That Which is to Come – at The Tetley

The exhibition is open online now, with the physical gallery set to open from 21 May. As lockdown begins to ease, the Tetley’s new exhibition From This World, to That Which Is to Come seems ideal in terms of construction and content. The Tetley has transformed the exhibition, by artist Mel Brimfield, into something that […]