Sally Jack

Midlands reviewer

Sally is a Leicester-based writer, poet and editor, writing in a variety of genres. She co-founded Upstairs at the Western, Leicester's first pub theatre in 2012 and was media manager there until December 2016. She is currently media manager of Off the Fence Theatre Company. 

Latest reviews

Patrice Naiambana (Davies), Iona Firouzabadi

The Caretaker

Harold Pinter (Royal and Derngate and Bristol Old Vic at Royal and Derngate, Northampton).
Reviewer: Sally Jack

Rebecca Mendoza (Tracy Turnblad), Darren Bell

Hairspray, The Broadway Musical

Book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Whittman and Marc Shaiman, based on the film by John Waters (Mark Goucher, Matthew Gale, and Laurence Myers at Curve Theatre, Leicester).
Reviewer: Sally Jack

Cate Hamer (Fran), John McArdle (Bob), Kirsty Oswald (Rosie), Manuel Harlan

Things I Know to be True

Andrew Bovell (Frantic Assembly and State Theatre Company South Australia at Curve Theatre, Leicester).
Reviewer: Sally Jack

Female cast of Pink Sari Revolution, Pamela Raith Photography

Pink Sari Revolution

Based on the book by Amana Fontanella-Khan, adapted by Purva Naresh (Curve, Belgrade Theatre Coventry and West Yorkshire Playhouse in association with English Touring Theatre at Curve Theatre, Leicester).
Reviewer: Sally Jack

Will Richards (injured runner), Callum Goulden (John), Vinay Lad (Peter), Millie Turner (Roberta), Katherine Carlton (Phyllis), Mark Dawson Photography

The Railway Children

Adapted by Dave Simpson from the novel by E Nesbit (Exeter Northcott Theatre at Curve Theatre, Leicester).
Reviewer: Sally Jack

Danny Mac (Joe Gillies), Ria Jones (Norma Desmond), Adam Pearce (Max Von Meyerling), Manuel Harlan

Sunset Boulevard

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton, based on the film by Billy Wilder (Curve in association with Michael Harrison and David Ian at Curve Theatre, Leicester).
Reviewer: Sally Jack

Cast of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Pamela Raith Photography

A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare (Curve Young Company and Community production at Curve Theatre, Leicester).
Reviewer: Sally Jack

Filippo Di Vilio (Shmuel), Matthew Koon (Bruno), Emma Kauldhar

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Choreographed by Daniel de Andrade, based on the novel by John Boyne (Northern Ballet at Curve Theatre, Leicester).
Reviewer: Sally Jack

Ashley Shaw (Victoria Page), Johan Perrson

The Red Shoes

Directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne, based on the film by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger and the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, music by Bernard Herrmann (New Adventures at Curve Theatre, Leicester).
Reviewer: Sally Jack

Penny Layden (Britannia), Christian Patterson (Cymru), Sarah Lee

My Country; a work in progress

In the words of people across the UK and Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy (National Theatre at Curve Theatre, Leicester).
Reviewer: Sally Jack