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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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