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Listen to the Queens of Syria at West Yorkshire Playhouse"
‘I have a scream I want the world to hear’ In a post-Brexit world where our nation seems reluctant to even take in scared kids fleeing genocide then Queens of Syria that gives refugees a voice becomes a must see work. Performed by an all female cast of 13 female Syrian refugees it is a […]
Barnbow Canaries: West Yorkshire Playhouse – theatre review"
Alice Nutter used to be Chumbawamba but now she is a respected playwright. Paul Clarke enjoyed her new play Barnbow Canaries telling the tale of a forgotten group of Leeds women. One hundred years ago 35 women were killed in a massive explosion as they packed shells in the massive Barnbow munitions factory on the […]
The Damned United: West Yorkshire Playhouse – Theatre review"
A respected critic suggested that you can only really enjoy The Damned United if you are a football fan which is as idiotic as suggesting you could only love King Lear if you have lived under a mad monarch in the Dark Ages. So just ignore that Southern snobbery because this tale of working class […]
Die Hexen: Sacred Trinity Church, Salford – live review"
DIE HEXEN | Ruth Bate | Gentle Stranger Sacred Trinity Church, Salford November 20th 2015 Louder Than War photographer Melanie Smith drags new reviewer Richie Rochdale out of his comfort zone, kicking and screaming, to review an art performance by the enigmatic Belfast artist DIE HEXEN. So, it all began one cold and wet night […]
DRINK! The Musical: Edfringe 2015 – live review"
Harry Mulligan’s been taking in the sights at the current Edinburgh Festival Fringe, here he reports back from the musical DRINK!