Leeds Playhouse

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Maggie May review – deft dementia drama underscores the power of memory
Eithne Browne gives a superb depiction of the bewilderment brought on by Alzheimer’s in Francis Poet’s sharp-witted play

Mark Fisher

13, May, 2022 @10:21 AM

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I Wanna Be Yours review – romance across a cultural divide
Eva Scott and Usman Nawaz deliver winning performances in this smart but ponderous tale of ill-fated love

Mark Fisher

06, May, 2022 @9:54 AM

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Say Yes to Tess review – Yorkshire election campaign musical is a joy
While unrefined, this show based on Tess Seddon’s failed attempt to stand for parliament, has a heart the size of at least one of the Ridings

Nick Ahad

27, Mar, 2022 @10:17 AM

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Macbeth review – an excess of sound and fury
Efforts to make Shakespeare accessible to all rub against confused staging and wayward delivery in Amy Leach’s ambitious production

Clare Brennan

13, Mar, 2022 @11:30 AM

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Macbeth review – a wicked thriller this way comes
With striking stage design and compelling leads, Amy Leach directs a triumphant version of Shakespeare’s tale of murderous deeds

Catherine Love

04, Mar, 2022 @11:04 AM

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Wendy & Peter Pan review – Wendy finds her way in a boy-shaped world
Developed between teams in Leeds and Tokyo, this spectacular reimagining brings new complexity to JM Barrie’s story

Clare Brennan

16, Jan, 2022 @11:30 AM

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My Voice Was Heard But It Was Ignored – vital voices on racism
The arrest of a man outside a shop provides the framework for a dramatic investigation of black people’s experiences

Clare Brennan

21, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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My Voice Was Heard But It Was Ignored review – intense and urgent
When a pupil confronts his teacher after she fails to defend him from police, more questions are raised than can be contained in this drama

Catherine Love

12, Nov, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Jitney review – August Wilson’s subtle dissection of the American dream
Wilson’s play eavesdrops on the lives of an African American taxicab crew in a quietly compelling snapshot of men on the margins in the 1970s

Catherine Love

21, Oct, 2021 @10:22 AM

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Dracula: The Untold Story review – gripping vampire tale with added bite
Imitating the Dog’s technical marvel of a show turns an updated version of Bram Stoker’s novel into a live-action graphic novel

Clare Brennan

10, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Dracula: The Untold Story review – a wild gothic thrill ride
For a tale of the undead, Imitating the Dog’s inventive blend of live theatre and tech is bursting with life

Nick Ahad

30, Sep, 2021 @10:33 AM

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Hamlet, Cabaret and a fistful of Romeos: the best theatre, comedy and dance of autumn 2021
Cush Jumbo tackles the troubled prince, Jessie Buckley and Eddie Redmayne head for 30s Berlin, while standup favourites and dance spectaculars burst back on the stage

Arifa Akbar, Brian Logan and Lyndsey Winship

26, Aug, 2021 @7:00 AM

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