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Review – A Christmas Carol (Leeds Playhouse, 2018)

This adaptation of Charles Dickens’ celebrated novel is the first seasonal production since the theatre’s name-change from West Yorkshire Playhouse, and was first staged at Hull Truck in 2017. The newly-renamed Leeds Playhouse opens its doors to offer its audiences Christmas cheer in its temporary pop-up space while the building work of its regeneration project […]

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Review – Othello (Lawrence Batley Theatre, 2018)

This production is the centrepiece of a wider piece of work called The Othello Project, curated by Abdul-Rehman Malik – a series of bespoke, multi-art events in response to the production, to provide a platform to some of the most exciting Muslim artists and writers working in the UK today. The project is co-produced by […]

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Review – Frankenstein (2018)

This new adaptation of Frankenstein marks the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s novel and Matthew Xia’s return to the theatre since his tenure as Associate Artistic Director.   It’s always exciting to see radical, rarely performed genres on the British stage, and the promise of a good horror or a gory thriller definitely fits the […]

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Review – Black Men Walking (2018)

Black Men Walking is the first production of a 3-year programme of work called Revolution Mix, spearheaded by Eclipse Theatre. A marathon-walk through 2,000 years of British history, and not a single white person in sight! Black Men Walking is a defiant and proud look back into our nations past to uncover the lost and […]

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