Yorkshire

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

Reviews

The cast of Tommy, Mike Kwasniak

The Who's Tommy

Music and lyrics by Pete Townshend, book by Pete Townsend and Des McAnuff, additional music and lyrics by John Entwistle and Keith Moon (A New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich production in co-production with Ramps on the Moon at The Crucible).
Reviewer: Velda Harris

Archie Rush as Mack, Genesis Lynea as Queenie and Chance Perdomo as Theo in Ode to Leeds, Anthony Robling

Ode to Leeds

Zodwa Nyoni (West Yorkshire Playhouse at The Courtyard Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse).
Reviewer: Mark Smith

Adrian Zmed (Georges) and John Patridge (Albin), Pamela Reith

La Cage Aux Folles

Music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, book by Harvey Fierstein, based on the play by Jean Poiret (Bill Kenwright Ltd at Grand Opera House, York).
Reviewer: James Ballands

The cast, David John King

Our Man in Havana

Clive Francis, based on the novel by Graham Greene (Creative Cow in association with Malvern Theatres and Buxton Opera House at York Theatre Royal).
Reviewer: James Ballands

Filippo Di Vilio (Shmuel) and 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 Cast, Doncaster).
Reviewer: James Ballands

James McLean (Darren), Claire Marie Seddon (Shannon), Rose McPhilemy (Hazel) and Craig Anderson (Billy), Peter Boyd Photography

In at the Deep End

Laurence Peacock (Mikron Theatre at RNLI Scarborough Lifeboat Station).
Reviewer: James Ballands

La Strada

Based on the subject and script work by Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano and Tullio Pinelli (Belgrade Theatre Coventry at Sheffield Lyceum).
Reviewer: Velda Harris

Ensemble cast in Jane Eyre, Brinkhoff/Mögenburg

Jane Eyre

Devised by the company, based on the novel by Charlotte Brontë (Bristol Old Vic and National Theatre at Grand Opera House, York).
Reviewer: James Ballands

The cast of Twelfth Night, Scott Rylander

Twelfth Night

William Shakespeare (The Watermill Theatre at York Theatre Royal).
Reviewer: James Ballands

Samuel West as Brutus. Julius Caesar. Sheffield Theatres, Johan Persson

Julius Caesar

William Shakespeare (Sheffield Theatres at Crucible Theatre, Sheffield).
Reviewer: Velda Harris

Stuart Wilde (Romeo) and Aruhan Galieva (Juliet), Scott Rylander

Romeo + Juliet

William Shakespeare (The Watermill Theatre at York Theatre Royal).
Reviewer: James Ballands

Lucy Jane Parkinson, Robert Day

Joan

Lucy J Skilbeck (Milk Presents, in association with Derby Theatre at Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield).
Reviewer: James Ballands

Maria Doulgeri (Pinocchio) and David Lloyd (Geppetto), Tristram Kenton

Pinocchio

Jasmin Vardimon, based on The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi (Jasmin Vardimon Company at Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield).
Reviewer: James Ballands

Julian Capolei (Voice of Tommy), William Grint (Tommy) and Matthew Jacobs-Morgan (Voice of Tommy), Mike Kwasniak

The Who’s Tommy

Music and lyrics by Pete Townshend; book by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff; additional music and lyrics by John Entwistle and Keith Moon (New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich and Ramps on the Moon at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds).
Reviewer: James Ballands

Catherine McCormack (Mrs Robinson), Manuel Harlan

The Graduate

Terry Johnson, based on the novel by Charles Webb and the screenplay by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry (West Yorkshire Playhouse and Curve at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds).
Reviewer: James Ballands