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The Wizard of Oz (Leeds Playhouse, 2019)

This digitally revamped first Christmas production in the new re-styled Quarry Theatre space at the Leeds Playhouse definitely inspires, but narrowly misses key beats on the way to Oz and back again. We all know what this classic is about: innocent but courageous Dorothy transports to the wonderful technicolour land of Oz and voyages through […]

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Review – Kes (Leeds Playhouse, 2019)

An adaptation by Robert Alan Evans of Barry Hines’ influential and iconic book, ‘A Kestrel for a Knave’, this production of Kes is an intimate two-hander performed in the temporary pop-up theatre space at Leeds Playhouse. “Dirty, grey lives”, a line uttered in the play, is exactly the sentiment that Hines tries to portray in […]

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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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