Tag Archives: Leicester

Taking tea with Alan Bennett

This feature first appeared in British Theatre Guide Who said never meet your heroes? Whoever it was, and whilst they are often right, I’d like to present some evidence to the contrary, specifically a memorable encounter (for me) with Alan … Continue reading

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Stories from Home – review (streamed)

This review first appeared in British Theatre Guide In pre-lockdown times, Leicester-based children’s arts organisation The Spark Arts for Children (the Spark) create opportunities for children to get involved in the arts via projects in schools, libraries and venues as … Continue reading

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Plock! – review

This review first appeared in British Theatre Guide Grensgeval presents Plock! Concept and direction by Hanne Vandersteene and Mahlu Mertens Curve Theatre, Leicester 15 to 16 February 2020 Art and performance combine in myriad meanings in Plock! by Belgian company Grensgeval, creators of “visual … Continue reading

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Nest – review

This review first appeared in British Theatre Guide Akin Theatre in association with artsdepot present Nest written by Anna Beecher directed by Rachel Lincoln Attenborough Arts 10 and 11 February 2020 “This is the world and you are in it,” … Continue reading

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Giraffes Can’t Dance – review

This review first appeared in British Theatre Guide Curve, Rose Original Productions and Simon Friend in association with Hachette Children’s Group and Coolabi Group present Giraffes Can’t Dance based on the book by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees adapted and … Continue reading

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Aladdin – review

This review first appeared in British Theatre Guide Imagine Theatre presents Aladdin by Eric Potts directed by Janice Dunn De Montfort Hall, Leicester 14 December 2019 – 5 January 2020 Imagine Theatre’s production of Aladdin rises high with an enjoyable take on … Continue reading

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West Side Story – review

This review first appeared in British Theatre Guide Curve Theatre presents West Side Story Based on a conception by Jerome Robbins, book by Arthur Laurents Music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Directed by Nikolai Foster Curve Theatre, Leicester … Continue reading

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Pepper and Honey – review

This review first appeared in British Theatre Guide Notnow Collective presents Pepper and Honey by Kristina Gavran directed by Tilly Branson Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester 17 November 2019 Pepper and Honey asks a pertinent question: what is home? Writer Kristina Gavran … Continue reading

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Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical – review

This review first appeared in British Theatre Guide Mark Goucher, Jason Donovan, Gavin Kalin, Matthew Gale, Laurence Myers with Nullarbor Productions and MGM on Stage present Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical Book by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott, … Continue reading

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A Taste of Honey – review

This review first appeared in British Theatre Guide National Theatre presents A Taste of Honey by Shelagh Delaney Directed by Bijan Sheibani Curve Theatre, 22 – 26 October 2019 In 1958, Shelagh Delaney’s debut play A Taste of Honey opened at The … Continue reading

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