The great pleasure of Stephen Oxley’s one man show, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, is seeing the spirit of the book brought to life so perfectly on stage. 408 more words
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“You can’t eat life. Beauty won’t pay the rent.”
The Grand Gesture, Northern Broadsides’ adaptation of the suicide, a Russian play from the nineteen twenties by Nikolai Erdman, is a comedic romp with a dark heart about a young man on the edge of suicide. 468 more words
Ben Nicholson, Winifred Nicholson, Christopher Wood, Alfred Wallis, William Staite Murray. Art and Life 1920-1931. Leeds Art Gallery. 7-11-13
This is a lovely little exhibition, just two rooms, which does very clearly and succinctly what it sets out to do. It explores the artistic collaboration between Ben Nicholson and Winifred Nicholson and their friends Christopher Wood, Alfred Wallis and the potter William Staite Murray in the 1920′s and thirties. 427 more words
Alan Bennett’s latest play, People, is quite different from the plays he has written in recent years. It is a glorious romp stuffed full of one liners, a hilarious seaside postcard of a play, but one which also has attitude, thoughtfulness and compassion. 786 more words
It’s about time that there was a play about Charles Laughton on stage at the Stephen Joseph theatre in his home town of Scarborough and I am glad that it is a good one with an excellent central performance. 507 more words
Jumpers For Goalposts. Paines Plough, Hull Truck and Watford Palace Theatre at the Stephen Joseph theatre, Scarborough.
Tom Wells has written a cracking play. It is full of charm, heart and the kind of sentimentality which only someone with a lot of talent and an ability to write totally believable dialogue and characters that live and have you rooting for them can get away with. 652 more words