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Strictly Ballroom: West Yorkshire Playhouse – theatre review"
Paul Clarke says that underneath all the sequins and fake tan a new stage production of Strictly Ballroom is actually pretty ballsy. The flamboyant world of ballroom dancing might seem the very last place you’d find any punk rock attitude but this glitzy stage version of the cult Baz Luhrmann movie Strictly Ballroom is all […]
Brontes go punk rock at West Yorkshire Playhouse"
The Bronte sisters were the ultimate girl gang who lived fast and died young which is why the creators of new musical Wasted are using rock music to tell their tale. It’s not hard to imagine the doomed sisters as The Runaways in bonnets as they rebelled against the sexist social straitjackets of their time. […]
How to survive an apocalypse in….Bradford"
Freedom Studios are famous for creating site specific works in offbeat places like a derelict cotton mill or a major bus terminus so it’s not such a shock that their latest post-apocalyptic play is being staged in a disused Marks and Spencer building deep in the heart of Bradford. Tajinder Singh-Hayer created his new play […]
Sleuth: West Yorkshire Playhouse: theatre review"
Sleuth West Yorkshire Playhouse Thursday 30 Sept 2016 When this collaboration between West Yorkshire and Nottingham Playhouses was announced it did beg the question whether theatre goers were really that desperate for a revival of this thriller first performed in 1970. A question made even more pertinent by the fact that the movie of Anthony […]
A Furnace of new work at West Yorkshire Playhouse: Theatre Preview"
One of the best things about West Yorkshire Playhouse is as well as putting bums on seats for big productions it also curates the edgy Furnace:Festival offering up and coming artists a platform. This time Furnace has programmed world premieres by Pauline Mayers and Manic Chord and a script-in-hand reading of Zodwa Nyoni’s new commission […]