Review: Dr Korczak’s Example. Leeds Playhouse

It would be very difficult for anyone visiting Leeds Playhouse since the completion of its £15.8m transformation in the autumn of 2019, not to be impressed with any number of the outstanding features and facilities that now greet the theatre-goer as the iconic Quarry Hill site is approached. Pass Chumbawamba’s life-affirming “I get knocked down … Continue reading Review: Dr Korczak’s Example. Leeds Playhouse

Review: The Night Before Christmas. Leeds Playhouse

I’m definitely not a 21st century incarnation of Ebenezer Scrooge (I’ve checked this with my kids), but I do get more than a bit anxious as November clicks into December and already many Christmas Markets have been and gone and mince pies are BOGOFF in the shops. So it was with some trepidation that I … Continue reading Review: The Night Before Christmas. Leeds Playhouse

Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Northern Stage 11-14 September.

Berkshire-based Watermill Theatre have been delighting audiences at home and abroad since the 1960’s - and over 4 nights this week at Northern Stage, their production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream has enchanted northern theatre-goers. Shakespeare, coupled with a two-and-a-half-hour-long performance, might prove a bit intimidating - but under the expert direction of Paul … Continue reading Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Northern Stage 11-14 September.

Review: Kes. Leeds Playhouse

It was pure imagination at Leeds Playhouse tonight that allowed onlookers to observe as Billy Casper’s alter-ego swooped and soared above a stage, the ingenious backdrop of which, was a gigantic 1970’s municipal climbing frame. With Lucas Button (Billy) and Jack Lord (Various roles) who’s pedigrees both include War Horse at the National Theatre, the … Continue reading Review: Kes. Leeds Playhouse