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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Sondheim at 90 Songs: 3 - 'Johanna' (Quartet Version) by Graham.rickson

Sublime ensemble number from Act Two of 'Sweeney Todd' Along with many others, my first exposure to Stephen Sondheim’s art was through watching the film of Bernstein’s West Side Story a…

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Kes, Leeds Playhouse review - seminal Yorkshire story soars by Graham.rickson

Stripped down staging of Barry Hines' iconic novellaRobert Alan Evans’ adaptation of Kes is a dark, expressionist reworking of Barry Hines’ novella. It pays lip service to Ken Loach…

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Romeo and Juliet, West Yorkshire Playhouse by Graham.rickson

Shakespeare with smartphonesAmy Leach’s energetic Romeo and Juliet is fast, furious and a little breathless, the setting transposed from Verona to a fairly grim contemporary Leeds. Think W…

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Strictly Ballroom, West Yorkshire Playhouse by Graham.rickson

High on visual thrills, low on subtlety: Luhrmann's debut film returns to the stageBaz Lurhmann’s Strictly Ballroom started life as a short stage play in 1984, drawing on its creator…

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