Yorkshire

The latest news, features and reviews from theatre, opera and dance in Leeds, York, Sheffield and throughout the county of Yorkshire.

Reviews

Oliver Dimsdale as Astrov in Uncle Vanya, The Other Richard

Uncle Vanya

Anton Chekhov. New version by Peter Gill (Sheffield Theatres and Theatr Clwyd at Crucible Studio).
Reviewer: Velda Harris

Louise Jameson (Miss Marple), White Tip Media

A Murder Is Announced

Leslie Darbon, based on the novel by Agatha Christie (Middle Ground Theatre Company Ltd at York Theatre Royal).
Reviewer: James Ballands

Bettrys Jones (Oskar) and Sarah Wright (Oskar), Steve Tanner

The Tin Drum

Carl Grose, based on the novel by Günter Grass (Kneehigh, West Yorkshire Playhouse and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds).
Reviewer: James Ballands

Kerry Peers (Mrs Bennet), Alice Haig (Kitty), Bethan Mary-James (Elizabeth), Adrian Irvine (Mr Bennet), Olivia Onyehara (Lydia), Rebecca D’souza (Jane) and Rachel Partington (Mary), Stephen Cummiskey

Pride and Prejudice

Sara Pascoe, based on the novel by Jane Austen (York Theatre Royal and Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company at York Theatre Royal).
Reviewer: James Ballands

Sean Murray (Jack), John O'Dowd (Jim), Sam O'Mahony (Brendan), Natalie Radmall-Quirke (Valerie) and Louis Dempsey (Finbar), Marc Brenner

The Weir

Conor McPherson (English Touring Theatre and Mercury Theatre, Colchester at Cast, Doncaster).
Reviewer: James Ballands

Reece Dinsdale and Katherine Rose Morley in (the fall of) The Master Builder, Manuel Harlan

(the fall of) The Master Builder

Zinnie Harris after Henrik Ibsen (West Yorkshire Playhouse at Courtyard Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse).
Reviewer: Mark Smith

Daniel Naddafy (Goose) and Danny Childs (Ugly), Brian Slater

Ugly Duckling

Emma Reeves (tutti frutti and York Theatre Royal at York Theatre Royal).
Reviewer: James Ballands

Jos Vantyler (Arthur) and Sarah-Jane Potts (Rose), Nobby Clark

For Love or Money

Blake Morrison, based on the play Turcaret by Alain-René Lesage (Northern Broadsides at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds).
Reviewer: James Ballands

Alexander Kelly in 600 People, Ed Collier

600 People

Alexander Kellly (Third Angel at The Studio, York Theatre Royal).
Reviewer: Mark Smith

Testament in WOKE,

WOKE

Testament (West Yorkshire Playhouse, Royal Exchange Theatre, Roundhouse and Camden People’s Theatre co-production in association with LittleMighty at Barber Studio, West Yorkshire Playhouse).
Reviewer: Mark Smith

Laura Bradshaw and Nic Green in Cock and Bull,

Cock and Bull

Nic Green with Rosana Cade and Laura Bradshaw (West Yorkshire Playhouse and Live Art Bistro at Courtyard Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse).
Reviewer: Mark Smith

Hull New Theatre, Robbie Jack

Opening The New

(The Royal Ballet at Hull New Theatre).
Reviewer: Naomi Cockshutt

Daniel Bye in Instructions for Border Crossing, Daniel Bye

Instructions for Border Crossing

Daniel Bye (ARC Stockton, supported by West Yorkshire Playhouse at Barber Studio, West Yorkshire Playhouse).
Reviewer: Mark Smith

Emily Spowage (Heaton), Josie Cerise (Emley), Richard Hand (Spen), Sophie Mercer (Iffy) and Esther-Grace Button (Shelley), Anthony Billington

The Ruck

Kevin Fegan (Creative Scene and the Lawrence Batley Theatre at Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield).
Reviewer: James Ballands

Joshua Silver and James Lance in 'Kith and Kin' at Sheffield Theatres, Mark Douet

Of Kith and Kin

Chris Thompson (Bush Theatre and Sheffield Theatres at Crucible Studio).
Reviewer: Velda Harris

Sean McKenzie (Ken) and Jessica Johnson (Belinda), Tony Bartholomew

Goth Weekend

Ali Taylor (Stephen Joseph Theatre Company and Live Theatre at Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough).
Reviewer: James Ballands

Mez Galaria, Dominic Gately, Nick Ahad and Darren Kuppan recording Partition, Jacob Tomlinson

Partition

Nick Ahad (BBC Radio Leeds and West Yorkshire Playhouse at Courtyard Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse).
Reviewer: Mark Smith

Louise Shuttleworth (Mrs Reginald ffluke), Frances Marshall (Lady Caroline Kirkbridge) and Laura Matthews (Lady Cynthia), Tony Bartholomew

A Brief History of Women

Alan Ayckbourn (Stephen Joseph Theatre Company at Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough).
Reviewer: James Ballands

Masasa Mbangeni and Siyabonga Thwala in The Suitcase, Andrew Billington

The Suitcase

James Ngcobo (Johannesburg Market Theatre at Hull Truck Theatre).
Reviewer: Michelle Dee

News

New season at Sheffield Theatres

Amongst the work presented in the new season at Sheffield Theatres is the Donmar Warehouse co-production of Peter Gill’s The York Realist and a new production of Love and Information for Caryl Churchill's 80th birthday.

Sandra Giorgetti, 15 October 2017