Tag: West Yorkshire Playhouse

Andersen’s English (Out of Joint at West Yorkshire Playhouse), Jerusalem (Apollo Theatre), An Enemy of the People (Sheffield Crucible), Beating Berlusconi (York Theatre Royal), Murder in Samarkand (BBC Radio 4) w/c 22nd February 2010

The outsider seemed to be dominating the theatre in the performances that I have seen over the last few weeks.  I had listened  to David Hare’s radio play Murder in Samarkand on iPlayer, and following this saw several theatre productions which had the outsider as an ongoing theme.  Murder in Samarkand told the story of Craig Murray (played by David Tennant), who…

Read more Andersen’s English (Out of Joint at West Yorkshire Playhouse), Jerusalem (Apollo Theatre), An Enemy of the People (Sheffield Crucible), Beating Berlusconi (York Theatre Royal), Murder in Samarkand (BBC Radio 4) w/c 22nd February 2010

The History Boys (West Yorkshire Playhouse, 11th February 2010)

It is interesting that it is Alan Bennett’s image which is on the publicity materials for the new West Yorkshire Playhouse production of  The History Boys.  Normally, publicity materials give a feel of the production, can portray images of actors, but do not tend feature the image of the playwright, even Shakespearean productions.  However, for me, the image…

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The Hypochondriac (York Theatre Royal, 28th October 2009) and The Grapes of Wrath (West Yorkshire Playhouse 4th November 2009)

Over the last two weeks, I have seen two very different English Touring Theatre productions, one a comedy and the other a tragedy.  The thing about English Touring Theatre is you do know you’re on safe ground, and the story will come first and I feel with these productions that there is little ambiguity. All of a…

Read more The Hypochondriac (York Theatre Royal, 28th October 2009) and The Grapes of Wrath (West Yorkshire Playhouse 4th November 2009)