Archive | April 2015

Rich pickings March #2

Rich Jevons talks to balletLORENT’s Founder and Artistic Director Liv Lorent about her work and reviews Rapunzel at Lawrence Batley Theatre.

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Northern Ballet: Romeo and Juliet @ Leeds Grand Theatre

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“The UK premiere of Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Les Ballets de Monte Carlo’s Romeo and Juliet sets Shakespeare’s classic love story against Profokiev’s alternately fiery and romantic score to produce a sexy, dynamic feast for all the senses…”

Ultima Vez: What the Body Does Not Remember

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“..this is a piece with real authenticity, you just can’t fake it, and the result of such discipline and the display of such skill as to be absolutely breath-taking and leaving you both thrilled and perplexed.”

Northern Ballet: Sapphire Gala

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“Northern Ballet’s Sapphire Gala to celebrate their 45th anniversary was an evening of national and international importance for the dance world…”

Park @ Lawrence Batley Theatre


“..more than a few of the astounded audience would have felt the need for a cold shower in the on-stage water fountain to cool off after this fiery, visual and visceral piece.”

Third Angel: The Life & Loves of a Nobody

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@richjevons is rather underwhelmed by Third Angel’s The Life & Loves of a Nobody but admits he may be in a minority viewing the audience reaction at Square Chapel, Halifax.

Dance ‘Til Dawn


The Public Reviews’ Rich Jevons talks to Flavia Cacace about her dancing career with Vincent Simone and reviews their latest theatrical production Dance ‘Til Dawn which is currently touring the UK.

Out of Joint: Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage


Northern Soul’s Rich Jevons talks to Out of Joint director Max Stafford-Clark about the new co-production with National Theatre Wales, Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage and reviews the show at West Yorkshire Playhouse.

To Kill a Mockingbird @ West Yorkshire Playhouse

Daniel Betts as Atticus Finch. Photo by Johan Persson

“Harper Lee’s timeless and universal novel on racial inequality and prejudice is adeptly adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel and masterfully directed by Timothy Sheader…”

Shared Experience: Mermaid

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“The rich and complex narrative of Shared Experience’s Mermaid is met with suitably stunning visuals, both in Tom Piper’s magnificent mirrored set and Polly Teale’s mesmerising choreography…”