REVIEW: (The Fall Of) The Master Builder, West Yorkshire Playhouse ✭✭✭✭

The Fall Of The Master Builder at West Yorkshire Playhouse

(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 original rather than a straight reworking of Ibsen’s text – presents Solness, the Master builder of the title, as a contemporary Northern architect again facing the unravelling of his status and power but for reasons far more focussed than those of the original. In these days of Murdoch and Trump where the power of business challenges and even supersedes the power of the state explorations in the first act of such themes as ruthlessness being an essential component of success and the tragic inevitability of youth triumphing over experience are both relevant and contemporary- however … Read more

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 2016 Tour Tickets

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Tour

West Yorkshire Playhouse and Music and Lyrics Limited have announced that they will tour a new production of the beloved musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in 2016. Based on the classic novel by Ian Fleming and the renown film of the same name, the show features an iconic score by the Sherman Brothers which includes the Academy Award-nominated title song. This production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang will be directed by James Brining, the Artistic Director of the West Yorkshire Playhouse with choreography by Stephen Mear and production design by Simon Higlett. Caractacus Potts will be played by Jason Manford (The Producers, Sweeney Todd) from 10 February until 24 April, and he will return to the show from 5 October 2016. Lee Mead (Casualty, Legally Blonde, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat) will play Caractacus Potts from 4 May until 18 September 2016. Martin Kemp (EastEnders, The Krays) will play … Read more

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