Sheffield Theatres and English Touring Theatre give Lady Chatterley a tender lover

Phillip Breen’s adaptation honours D. H. Lawrence’s overriding reach for tenderness in Lady Chatterley’s Lover, the love story that scandalised the western world after thirty-two years of whispering under the sheets of Italian, French and Australian publishers. Continue reading

Wildgoose Theatre’s compassionate Gates of Gold

Love of family, partners and theatre itself are beautifully conveyed and deconstructed in Wildgoose Theatre’s adaptation of Gates of Gold. Continue reading

York Theatre Royal Youth Theatre charm in The Witches

York Theatre Royal Youth Theatre’s performance of The Witches was a nostalgic mix of comedy, horror and pantomime tropes. Continue reading

Sherlock Holmes at York Theatre Royal: Varied styles and distractions

Damian Cruden’s Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles is an original family-oriented devised musical dressed handsomely in an appropriated Victorian circus-theatre aesthetic. Continue reading