(the fall of) The Master Builder West Yorkshire Playhouse Four stars Book Tickets ‘The Master builder’, Henrik Ibsen’s play from 1893 is a masterly study of an ageing artist dealing with the loss of his powers as a result of various events in the past. Zinnie Harris’s reimagining of the story- a response to the […]
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Casting was today announced for a major new production of C S Lewis’s The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe which will play at West Yorkshire Playhouse this Christmas. This new production directed and devised by Sally Cookson and the company will be performed from 29 November 2017 – 21 January 2018. Peter Caulfield will […]
So stark was the story that I left the theatre wondering why I’d never heard of it before and why it wasn’t in these days of multi cultural Britain a part of the school’s syllabus.
The Playhouse’s first co-production with the National Theatre, Barber Shop Chronicles is the dynamic new play inspired by a Chapeltown barber, written by rising literary star Inua Ellams (Black T-Shirt Collection, the National Theatre, The 14th Tale, Fringe First winner). Vibrant and joyous, Barber Shop Chronicles spans continents following African men from London to Johannesburg, […]
Having seen to what brilliant effect such a cast can be used in the recent production of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ it was a shame to see a similar cast, so underutilised in The Grapes Of Wrath.
Seeing Terry Johnson’s stage adaptation of The Graduate, I find that thirty plus years have put me entirely on the side of Mrs. Robinson
Perhaps the greatest testament to the spell cast by Lifeboat came from the audience of children sat crossed in two rows either side of the performance space, cross-legged, unmoving, immersed and rapt.
It was fitting that at the end that Oona the elephant took her own curtain call; it was exactly right for a production that takes that imaginative part of our minds and directs it so powerfully to explore ecological issues that none of us should be ignoring.