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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Mother Goose review at Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield – ‘fresh and fun’ by John Murphy

Despite hailing from Essex, Damien Williams has become as much a part of Sheffield as Henderson’s Relish and Jarvis Cocker. This year

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Beauty and the Beast review at Cast, Doncaster – ‘professional and competent’ by John Murphy

It may be a tale as old as time, but Tobias Oliver and Matthew Bugg’s version of Beauty and the Beast is

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Neverland review at Theatre Deli, Sheffield – ‘an immersive adventure’ by John Murphy

You enter by climbing over a child’s bed through a hole in the wall, to find yourself playing cricket in Edwardian England.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Review: Desire Under The Elms at the Crucible, Sheffield by John Murphy

"It's impossible not to be drawn into the atmosphere": John Murphy reviews Sam Yates' revival of Eugene O'Neill's classic tragedy at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre. The post Review: Desire Und…

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

The Ruck review at Cast, Doncaster – ‘a charming coming of age story’ by John Murphy

Like all the best sports drama, The Ruck isn’t just about sport. Kevin Fegan uses his tale of a teenage girls’ rugby

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Of Kith and Kin review at Crucible Studio, Sheffield – ‘funny and biting’ by John Murphy

Chris Thompson’s Of Kith and Kin starts off as comedy about a gay couple, Daniel and Oliver, who are on the cusp

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Queen of Chapeltown review at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds – ‘affectionate and celebratory’ by John Murphy

Notting Hill may receive all the media attention, but there’s another equally long-running August Bank Holiday carnival celebrating Caribbean culture held in

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Robin Hood: The Arrow of Destiny review at Theatre Royal, York – ‘panto fun for the summer’ by John Murphy

York Theatre Royal’s big summer show may have his name in the title, but Robin Hood is hardly the star of this

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Friday, July 21, 2017

What We Wished For review at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield – ‘joyous and inspiring’ by John Murphy

The summer collaboration with Sheffield Peoples Theatre has become almost as much a staple of the Crucible Theatre’s year as its big

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Review: Tribes at the Sheffield Crucible Studio by John Murphy

Communication breakdown: John Murphy reviews Sheffield Crucible's revival of Nina Raine's Olivier-nominated 2010 play. The post Review: Tribes at the Sheffield Crucible Studio appeared first…

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Ode to Leeds review at West Yorkshire Playhouse – ‘a celebration’ by John Murphy

Zodwa Nyoni’s third production for West Yorkshire Playhouse may be entitled Ode to Leeds but it’s also a celebration of adolescence. It’s

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Review: Julius Caesar at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield by John Murphy

The best sort of Shakespeare production: Robert Hastie's debut production as artistic director of Sheffield Theatres gives off all the right signals, says an excited John Murphy. The post Re…

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs review at Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield – ‘a joy’ by John Murphy

  2016 marks Paul Hendy’s 10th anniversary as the writer, director and producer of the annual Christmas pantomime at Sheffield’s Lyceum. Over

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Snow White and the Seven Dwarves review at Civic Theatre, Rotherham – ‘beautifully designed’ by John Murphy

The work of Shone Productions is a regular sight in this part of the world at Christmas time. Snow White and the

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