Martin Thomasson

North west reviewer

Lecturer in Philosophy and Creative Writing (retired).

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

Playwright.

Latest reviews

Ryan Clayton,

Gypsy Queen

Rob Ward (Hope Theatre Company at Oldham Coliseum (studio)).
Reviewer: Martin Thomasson

Seeta Patel, Dagmara Gieysztor

Not Today's Yesterdays

Seeta Patel (concept), Lina Limosani (choreography), Dagmarsa Gieysztor (visual dramaturg), Sharmila Chauhan and Seeta Patel (script) (Seeta Patel Dance at The Lowry studio).
Reviewer: Martin Thomasson

One-Hit Wonders by Sol Picó,

One-Hit Wonders

Sol Picó (Companyia Sol Picó at Viva Festival at Home, Manchester).
Reviewer: Martin Thomasson

Life

Javier de Frutos (choreography), Pontus Lidberg (choreography), Ben Foskett (music) (BalletBoyz at Lyric Theatre at The Lowry).
Reviewer: Martin Thomasson

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