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Review: Pirates of Penzance

Review: Pirates of Penzance

"the energy of the cast never dimmed, carrying the audience through a whirlwind of brilliant singing" Right before watching Pirates of Penzance, I was told that around a quarter of the cast had been forced to step into their current roles at exceedingly short notice....

Review: The Tempest

Review: The Tempest

"a production full of magic and wonder, love and comedy, in what is a demonstration of some of Durham’s finest talents" Wrong Tree’s ‘The Tempest’, creatively and intently directed by Amy Shelmerdine, with the assistance of Lali Rhyderrych, is a production full of...

Review: Kinky Boots

Review: Kinky Boots

"a professional-level production that blew away everyone from the moment the curtain went up" DULOG’s Kinky Boots is a celebration of the outstanding musical theatre talent here in Durham, a night of high-energy numbers, emotional storytelling, and inspiring technical...

Review: Government Inspector

Review: Government Inspector

"The camaraderie within the cast was evident and there was a real supportive attitude within all involved" Foot of the Hill’s ‘A Government Inspector’, directed by Jacob Velucci and Alvi Lindborghkoh; Produced by Jacob Marshall and his team of Shannon Hill, Ella-Rose...

Director’s Note: Kinky Boots

Director’s Note: Kinky Boots

Kinky Boots is pure joy. The messages of pride and acceptance as well as the fabulous platform the show gives to the LGBT+ community are what makes this show so special. No doubt this show has a bold choice and a huge undertaking, but it is exactly the sort of thing...

Review: Dido and Aenaes

Review: Dido and Aenaes

"the quick and vast ranging emotional ground created an evening of whirlwind entertainment from the highs of love to the depths of despair - something not to be missed!" Durham Opera Ensemble’s ‘Dido and Aeneas’ provided a fantastic evening full of intrigue and...

Review: Lobby

Review: Lobby

"Williams’ play is highly compelling, with comic characters and smooth dialogue that was a pleasure to watch from start to finish" ‘Lobby’, written and directed by Freya Williams, and co-directed by Maryum Ahmed, explores a political scandal through characters’...