Category: Reviews

Review: Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train

Michael Nower is sceptical of ‘Northern’ theatre company Elysium’s play choice for its second production. With Elysium Theatre Company’s stated aim of ‘bringing the best of world theatre to the...

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Preview: Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train

Sophie Wright meets the cast and crew of the upcoming professional production hosted by the Assembly Rooms Theatre. I know very little about Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train; when I sat down to interview the cast and creatives of...

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Review: Waiting for Gandalf

Kira Browne is moved by this fantasy-inspired production by Sussex-based charity Mankind. Upon entering the Assembly Rooms Theatre, instead of taking the usual seats in the auditorum, we were ushered through the theatre and...

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Review: The History Boys

Anna Marshall takes a night off from revision to see CTC’s revival of Alan Bennett’s classic. Alan Bennett’s well-established play has been joyfully revived for one weekend only by Castle Theatre Company; a...

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Review: The Crust

Layla Chowdhury discovers Durham’s new-writing talent in Buttered Toast’s latest showcase. Buttered Toast’s The Crust was very entertaining and varied. Opening the show with an informal introduction created a very...

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Review: A Sham-rockin’ Special

Rowan Evans revels in DIM’s improvised Irish extravaganza. DIM does St. Patrick’s Day: A Sham-rockin’ Special was a show which was funny and entertaining in equal measure. Durham Improvised Musical displayed their...

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Review: I Love You Because

Jennifer Baker is  impressed with how DULOG’s collaboration with GDTC makes the most of this musical. I have to say I was incredibly impressed by the opening night of DULOG’s production of I Love You Because – although, in...

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Review: Yen

Grace English becomes immersed in the Fourth Wall’s intimate production.  On March 8th, Fourth Wall Theatre presented their production of Anna Jordan’s Yen, a striking and compelling play that concerns the cycle of cause...

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Review: As You Like It

Finlay Mead is extremely impressed by the high standard of Shakespeare performance offered by 1TC. First Theatre Company’s production of William Shakespeare’s As You Like It – a comedy which follows lovers Rosalind and Orlando,...

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Review: All Shook Up

Ellie Farrell has fun at the Woodplayers’ take on the Elvis Presley musical. As a fan of Elvis Presley’s musical roster, I was predictably excited to be taken on a tour of his work through the medium of a musical. Based on...

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Review: The Comedy of Errors

Owen Sparkes commends FHTC’s efforts in their portrayal of early Shakespearean farce. Having trekked through the snow to St. Mary’s College to watch Foot of the Hill’s production of one of Shakespeare’s earliest plays, The...

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Review: My Fair Lady

Jamie Blackwell escapes from the storm to be charmed by Feather Theatre Company’s musical. Escaping the blistering cold and wintery storm that has beset the streets of Durham, I found myself immersed in the streets of...

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