The Cat and The Canary

The plot of this play revolves around the gathering of the last six living descendants of Cyrus West, famous psychologist, at an isolated mansion on Bodmin Moor. It has been twenty years since Cyrus died but this is the night that his will and inheritance will be revealed. This staging draws upon elements of horror, […]

Northern Ballet’s Merlin

Reviewing this Ballet is like trying to capture a beautiful landscape, but the photo just doesn’t do it justice no matter how hard I try. Being there and seeing it with your own eyes is so much better. Northern Ballet’s Merlin is quite simply magical (and aptly named) and anyone who’s lost their sparkle over […]

My Voice Was Heard But It Was Ignored

A Red Ladder Theatre Company production with support from Leeds Playhouse and Oldham Coliseum Theatre Leeds-based Red Ladder interrogates the situation that plays out when 15 year old Reese confronts Gillian, his black teacher, who saw him accosted and held on the ground by police, but did nothing to help him. I have fond memories […]

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

Actually, everybody’s RAVING about Jamie One of the biggest new shows of the last few years, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie hits all the right boxes for The Leeds Grand: colourful, energetic, relevant and modern, all whilst keeping a grounded working class core. This coming-of-age musical, based on a true story, revolves around the eccentric 16 […]

The Trial at Seven Arts – Reviewed

Proper Job Theatre Company and Chris O’Connor have delivered an interpretation of Kafka for the digital age. The Trial is a story about alienation and power. Franz Kafka presents Joseph K as an individual who is ground down by a system he doesn’t understand, arrested for a crime that is never revealed to him. Chris […]