Tag Archives: Leicester

An Officer and a Gentleman the Musical – review

This review first appeared in British Theatre Guide Jamie Wilson with Galvin Kalin, Jason Haigh-Ellery, Anthony Clare and Broadway Baby Productions with Curve present An Officer and a Gentleman the Musical Book by Douglas Day Stewart and Sharleen Cooper Cohen … Continue reading

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Handlooms – review

This review first appeared in British Theatre Guide Rasa and Contact Theatre present Handlooms by Rani Moorthy directed by Alan Lane at Anokhi House of Sarees (via Curve Theatre, Leicester) “A chaos of colour” is how writer Rani Moorthy describes … Continue reading

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It’s lovely rice pudding for dinner again (and a nice soup for spring)

After a recent bout of illness, I craved rice pudding; its creamy warmth, its puddingy comfort. Perhaps seen as one of those Victorian, nanny-knows-best types of pudding (see also semolina and tapioca), rice pudding in the UK can trace its … Continue reading

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Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical – review

This review first appeared in British Theatre Guide Royal Shakespeare Company presents Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical book by Dennis Kelly Music and lyrics by Tim Minchin directed by Matthew Warchus Curve Theatre, Leicester Despite what her deeply unpleasant parents … Continue reading

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The Fall of Byron Montrose. Poet. Gentleman. Lover – review

This review first appeared in Sabotage Reviews The Fall of Byron Montrose. Poet. Gentleman. Lover written and performed by Ben Macpherson Upstairs at the Western, Leicester After the recent UK Pun Championships, Leicester’s long-running comedy festival features another dip into wordplay, … Continue reading

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The Troth – review

This review first appeared in British Theatre Guide Akademi presents The Troth based on a short story by Chandradhar Sharma Guleri Directed and choreographed by Gary Clarke Curve Theatre, Leicester Spanning continents and timeframes, Akademi’s powerful production The Troth begins a UK … Continue reading

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UK Pun Championships 2018 – review

This review first appeared in Sabotage Reviews Leicester Comedy Festival presents UK Pun Championships De Montfort Hall, Leicester After puns galore on the trending #UKPunDay, it seems we all have a pun up our sleeve, with everyone from the Royal … Continue reading

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