Archive | November 2014

A season of mists..

Here are some links to my November writing so far:

imitating the dog: A Farewell to Arms @ Cast, Doncaster


imitating the dog succeed once more to challenge our preconceptions of theatre itself as well as the art of adaptation that they make all their own.

Giorgio’s Italian Restaurant, Headingley, Leeds


Rich Jevons and Holly Spanner sample the wares at leading Italian restaurant Giorgio’s in Headingley, Leeds and despite the Halloween horrorshow outside are in high spirits at this the perfect haunt to hide from the fancy-dress ghouls.

The Kite Runner @ West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds


Matthew Spangler’s adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s novel, directed by Giles Croft, soars as high as the kite of its title in an emotional rollercoaster ride that spans cultures and continents effortlessly.

East Street Arts Open Studios


Rich Jevons takes an intrepid tour of the East Street Arts Open Studios at Patrick Studios and Barkston House on a weekend with some simply superb talent on display and a great introduction to so many fabulous artists working here in Leeds.

Northern Ballet: The Great Gatsby @ Alhambra Theatre, Bradford


This is what makes this Northern Ballet production so brilliant; there is the use of many theatrical techniques such as frieze and ultra-expressive gesture and facial expression, without deterring from the flow of the ballet itself. Despite the tragic outcome of events you are left with an inner smile and dazzled wonder by this terrific tale of deception and decadence.

The Spinning Wheel @ Theatre in the Mill, Bradford


There are many shows that are life-affirming and exhilarating, The Spinning Wheel is both. But more, it manages to encourage life-changing action, with the gentle provocation that The Living Theatre excels at, without preaching or condescending.