Category: Reviews

Review: ‘Returning: Aaron’

              Imogen Carr is intrigued by Wrong Tree’s returning production of Aaron.  Aaron is a piece of theatre that delves into the issues of a family coping with a son living with Prader-Willis Syndrome. Taken from...

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Review: Beautiful Thing

Anna Marshall is pleased that Hild Bede Theatre are continuing to promote diversity within Durham Student Theatre. As the sun continued to burn over Durham during the final few hours of our longest day, a small group shuffled...

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Review: Posh

Emma-Louise Howell analyses the impact of Fourth Wall Theatre’s Posh. Laura Wade’s Posh has been a Durham favourite since its appearance in 2010. But, left in the wrong hands, Posh can be a dangerous choice. Not only does...

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Review: Legally Blonde

Ellie Farrell revels in the ‘blonde’-ness of DULOG’s final musical of the year. Adapted from the original book by Heather Hach, and after its rise to fame by 2001’s Legally Blonde starring Reese Witherspoon,...

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Review: Twelfth Night

Sophie Wright is charmed by the Durham performance of CTC’s forthcoming UK and US Shakespeare tour. It’s that time of year again – Castle Theatre Company’s summer Shakespeare tour has begun an amazing run of Twelfth...

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Review: Our Country’s Good

Lucy Knight is touched by DUCT’s take on Timberlake Wertenbaker’s acclaimed dramatisation of The Playmaker. Our Country’s Good is a play which simultaneously critiques both the Thatcher era in which it was written...

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Review: HMS Pinafore

Sophie Wright is impressed by her first ever experience of opera. I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect from DOE’s HMS Pinafore. I’ve had very little previous exposure to operatic music before (please forgive the lack of...

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Review: Death as a Salesman

Layla Chowdhury is amused by Uday Duggal’s student written comedy. Having seen the preview for Death as a Salesman during the DDF Scratch Night, I was very excited to see the full production. The story follows a depressed...

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Review: A Night at the Tony’s

Julia Atherley dons black tie and immerses herself in the world of musical theatre. Tone Deaf Theatre Company’s A Night at the Tony’s was a production full of humour, energy, and immense talent. Staged at The Assembly Rooms...

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Review: The IT Crowd

Rowan Evans evaluates the success of Ooook! Productions’s transferral of this TV favourite from screen to stage. Three larger than life characters in a musky office, hunched over desks, and surrounded by rubbish. This is...

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Review: 5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche (reprise)

Maddie Lock returned for a second helping of Hild Bede Theatre’s sapphic, eggy production, this time at the Gala Theatre. For one night only Hilde Bede Theatre’s superbly crafted production of 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche...

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