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Helen Goalen and Abbi Greenland, Richard Davenport

Two Man Show

Helen Goalen, Abbi Greenland and Becky Wilkie (RashDash and Northern Stage in association with Soho Theatre at Cast, Doncaster).
Reviewer: James Ballands

Alex Beckett (Henry Higgins), Gavi Singh Chera (Freddy) and Natalie Gavin (Eliza Doolittle), Manuel Harlan


George Bernard Shaw (West Yorkshire Playhouse, Headlong and Nuffield Southampton Theatres at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds).
Reviewer: James Ballands

Fflur Wyn as Gretel and Katie Bray as Hansel, Robert Workman

Hansel and Gretel

Engelbert Humperdinck (Opera North at Leeds Grand Theatre).
Reviewer: James Ballands

Richard Keightley (Victor Frankenstein), Tom Jackson

Frankenstein: Revelations

Nick Lane, based on the novel by Mary Shelley (Theatre Mill at York Medical Society).
Reviewer: James Ballands

Adie Mueller, Mike Carter


Adie Mueller and Mike Carter (Cast, Doncaster).
Reviewer: James Ballands

Aoife Miskelly as Snow Maiden, Richard Hubert Smith

The Snow Maiden

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (Opera North at Leeds Grand Theatre).
Reviewer: James Ballands

Hayley Wareham, Amy Loughton, Alex Jones and Cathy Owen, Pamela Raith


Ali Taylor (Cardboard Citizens at Cast, Doncaster).
Reviewer: James Ballands

Natalia Romanova as Odette, Swan Lake act 2, SPCB

Swan Lake

Tchaikovsky (Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet at Sheffield Lyceum).
Reviewer: Velda Harris


Catherine and Jack head cast of The Graduate

Catherine McCormack and Jack Monaghan lead the cast of Terry Johnson’s adaptation of The Graduate, a co-production between West Yorkshire Playhouse and Leicester’s Curve.

Steve Orme, 18 February 2017