Martin Thomasson

North west reviewer

Lecturer in Philosophy and Creative Writing (retired).

Part-time tutor, MA TV and Radio Scriptwriting (Salford)

Playwright.

Latest reviews

The Snow Maiden, Richard Hubert Smith

The Snow Maiden

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (music and libretto); Alasdair Middleton (translation) (Opera North at The Lyric Theatre at The Lowry).
Reviewer: Martin Thomasson

Kintsugi, James Keates

Transitions

Charles Linehan, Oded Ronen and Cristian Duarte (choreographers) (Transitions Dance Company at Axis Arts Theatre, Crewe).
Reviewer: Martin Thomasson

Patrick Brennan, Stephen Vaughan

Fiddler on the Roof

Jerry Bock (music), Sheldon Harnick (lyrics), Joseph Stein (book) (Everyman Company at Liverpool Everyman).
Reviewer: Martin Thomasson

Il Tabarro, Tristram Kenton

Il Tabarro / Suor Angelica

Music by Giacomo Puccini, librettos by Giuseppe Adami (Il Tabarro), Giovacchino Forzano (Suor Angelica) (Opera North at The Lowry (Lyric Theatre)).
Reviewer: Martin Thomasson

Roderick Williams as Billy Budd with members of the Chorus of Opera North, Clive Barda

Billy Budd

Music by Benjamin Britten, libretto by E M Forster and Eric Crozier (after the story by Herman Melville) (Opera North at The Lowry (Lyric Theatre)).
Reviewer: Martin Thomasson

Der Rosenkavalier,

Der Rosenkavalier

Music by Richard Strauss, libretto by Hugo von Hofmannstahl (Opera North at The Lyric Theatre at The Lowry).
Reviewer: Martin Thomasson

Eddie (Paul Cattermole) , Columbia (Sophie Linder-Lee), Frank-N-Furter (Liam Tamne), Magenta (Kay Murphy) and Shadow,

The Rocky Horror Show

Richard O'Brien (Ambassador Theatre Group at Opera House, Manchester).
Reviewer: Martin Thomasson

Josette Bushell-Mingo, Andrew Ness

Nina - a story about me and Nina Simone

Josette Bushell-Mingo, Dritëro Kasapi (Christina Anderson - dramaturg) (Unity Theatre and Riksteatern (Sweden) at Unity Theatre, Liverpool).
Reviewer: Martin Thomasson

Domestica, Alex Brenner

Domestica

Sammy Metcalfe (with Gloria March Chulvi, Iara Solano Arana, Malla Sofia Pessi) (Sleepwalk Collective at Home, Manchester (Theatre 2)).
Reviewer: Martin Thomasson