Martin Thomasson

North west reviewer

Lecturer in Philosophy and Creative Writing (retired).

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


Latest reviews

Contractions; North of Providence

Mike Bartlett (Contractions); Edward Allan Baker (North of Providence) (Play with Fire at 53two (pod), Manchester).
Reviewer: Martin Thomasson

Barely Methodical Troupe in Circusfest 2016 at the Roundhouse,


Devised by Ben Duke and the company (Barely Methodical Troupe at Quays Theatre, The Lowry).
Reviewer: Martin Thomasson

Adrian Zmed (Georges) and John Partridge (Albin), Pamela Raith Photography

La Cage aux Folles

Music and lyrics, Jerry Herman; book by Harvey Fierstein (Bill Kenwright at Lyric Theatre, Lowry).
Reviewer: Martin Thomasson


Novel by Irvine Welsh, adaptation by Harry Gibson (King's Head Theatre and In Your Face Theatre (producer James Seabright) at Quays Theatre, at The Lowry).
Reviewer: Martin Thomasson

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


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