Close Login Box
In 2017, Robert Hastie announced himself as the new artistic director of Sheffield Theatres with his inaugural production – a thrilling version
It’s the start of a new era for Paines Plough. Charlotte Bennett and Katie Posner took over last year as joint artistic
Richard Cameron’s The Glee Club was the first ever production at Doncaster’s Cast theatre in 2013, so it seems an appropriate venue
Benjamin Britten’s adaption of Henry James’ novella The Turn of the Screw presents a number of challenges to any director, not least
Mozart’s most famous opera has been staged so many times it’s difficult to see how much freshness can be brought to a
To coincide with International Holocaust Remembrance Day, James Brining revives his production of David Greig’s 2001 short play, Doctor Korczak’s Example. Brining’s
Billy Pearce is as much as a Bradford institution as curry houses and wool mills. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is
Doncaster’s Cast theatre’s pantomime has always been a more modest, small-scale production, eschewing celebrity casting and gimmicks and this year’s Cinderella is
It must be quite a challenge to stage something as iconic as The Wizard of Oz. How do you breathe new life
There can’t be too many pantomimes that begin with a Hamilton parody, but that’s exactly how Rhiannon Hannon’s production of Jack and
Written in 1987 and performed many times since, Charlotte Keatley’s play has never been staged in the way that Sheffield Theatres and
Before she helmed the global hit Mamma Mia!, Phyllida Lloyd began her career as an opera director with Opera North in 1991.
An eccentric leader sweeps to power, promising to put his countrymen first. His leadership is initially welcomed with dancing in the streets,
Just as there are ‘unfilmable’ novels, it’s difficult to imagine how Matt Haig’s Reasons to Stay Alive could be adapted for the
Bohuslav Martinu’s The Greek Passion may be more than 60 years old, but its contemporary relevance is stinging. The Czech composer’s opera,
One Man, Two Guvnors may only be eight years old, but it feels like it’s been around a lot longer. Since its
Helen Edmundson’s musical adaptation of Arthur Ransome’s classic children’s novel Swallows and Amazons is proving to have quite a shelf life. Following
It was hard to envisage how any theatremaker could possibly do justice to Yann Martel’s Booker-winning multimillion-selling novel about a boy named
Even though Amanda Whittington’s play was written more than 20 years ago, and it’s set in the mid-1960s, there’s something eerily prescient
Leeds Playhouse follows Amy Leach’s intense, sprawling production of Hamlet with Toby Hulse’s irreverent, pacy and unashamedly silly adaptation of Jules Verne’s
Park Hill flats have stood over Sheffield for nearly 60 years, as much a part of the city’s history as steel, snooker
It starts with a good-natured fencing battle. It ends with a slightly less good-natured fencing battle, with bodies strewn across the stage.
Taio Lawson’s revival of Debbie Tucker Green’s 2015 play Hang is incredibly tense. The incessant hum of the air conditioning, the flickering
7.37am. An alarm clock blares, a family stirs. It’s the start of another day, in which children complain about their burnt porridge
...sorry, where were we? John Murphy reviews Third Angel's detective story about distraction and misdirection.
The post Review: The Department of Distractions at Sheffield Crucible appeared …
Raising the roof: John Murphy reviews Sheffield Crucible's slick and spectacular production of the Cole Porter classic.
The post Review: Kiss Me, Kate at Sheffield Crucible appeared first on…
There’s a brand new pantomime team installed at Doncaster’s Cast and Ben Crocker and Chris Lawson have marked the occasion by mashing
Paul Hendy’s Christmas pantomimes have become something of a Sheffield institution, with Peter Pan marking his 12th consecutive production for the Lyceum.
It takes skill to inject freshness into A Christmas Carol. Yet Amy Leach has managed just that, by adding some pantomime elements
"Be a mother to another": John Murphy writes on Akeim Toussaint Buck's engaging and accessible solo dance piece on the diasporic experience.
The post Review: Windows of Displacement at Sheff…
Leeds Playhouse’s pop-up season opened last month with Jim Cartwright’s Road, and the theme of community continues on a more global