Vertical Influences

Vertical Influences

Le Patin Libre present, in their latest show Vertical Influences, an innovative visual spectacle, the likes you will have never seen before. This Canadian company reinvent our ideas and perceptions of figure skating as they turn this sport into a performative art form through their two pieces Influences and Vertical... 

17

17

Bear Pit Theatre present a sweet show which narrates different generations’ experiences of when they were 17. The ensemble take recorded interviews of people aged 69 to 96 and turn their experiences into performance... 

Bing Bang Bong

Bing Bang Bong

Nottingham Youth Theatre Inclusive Company have produced a pleasant show which is fun for all the family with Bing Bang Bong. We are introduced to Prince Charming, who having been kicked out of his own story, decides to make a feature in other well-known fairy tales such as Red Riding Hood and Hansel and Gretel... 

Womenswear

Womenswear

Through a strong ensemble cast, this piece aims to expose the truth behind the juxtaposition of the stereotypical woman and the reality which every woman struggles to deal and cope with in our modern age... 

Picasso Stole the Mona Lisa

Picasso Stole the Mona Lisa

The Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club has failed to hit the nail on the mark with their latest show Picasso Stole the Mona Lisa. With a silly plot which doesn’t make any sense, they fail to make it funny enough to become a farce or clever enough to be an interesting story... 

Shakespeare in the Garden: Cheer Up, Hamlet

Shakespeare in the Garden: Cheer Up, Hamlet

It can be hard for a children’s show to be entertaining for both adults and children simultaneously, but Captivate Theatre’s latest addition to their Shakespeare series is effortlessly entertaining for all... 

Mirror Me

Mirror Me

This fun and friendly show from Hello Theatre explores the idea of what would happen if you swapped places with the person in the mirror. There is no question that it ticks all of the boxes of what you would expect and want from a children’s show, but unfortunately it fails to do something varied and special to make it stand out from the crowd... 

Stuart Bowden: Wilting in Reverse

Stuart Bowden: Wilting in Reverse

Stuart Bowden’s voice emerges behind a curtain. He tells us that the year is 2084 and that before his death he wrote a story about the last few years of his life when he helped to set up a colony on a distant planet... 

501 Things I Do in My Bedroom

501 Things I Do in My Bedroom

Nicola Wren’s one-woman show describes the hundreds of modern-day anxieties we all face in the dating world due to social media and technology. In her solo performance, Wren plays a woman who, whilst on the tube, meets a man after a conversation is struck when he asks her why she isn’t eating the green Starbursts... 

The Wendy House Trilogy: Peter

The Wendy House Trilogy: Peter

Peter is the first show in The Wendy House Trilogy produced by Jealous Whale Theatre. This young person’s theatre company, led by Joe Allen and Rory Dadsell, have taken inspiration from timeless classics like JM Barrie’s Peter Pan and invited their audience to come inside Wendy’s house to witness the different stages of her life... 

Awakening, Sweet and Sour Sensory Composition

Awakening, Sweet and Sour Sensory Composition

Immersive shows are one of those strands of theatre which can be either spectacular or absolutely appalling. Unfortunately this show falls into the latter category. I can honestly say that I have never in my life felt so uncomfortable during a show... 

According To Arthur...

According To Arthur...

PaddleBoat Theatre Company has produced one of the most magical and captivating children’s shows I have seen in their latest production According to Arthur.Here we meet an old man who is trapped and alone in his attic because he is too scared to step out into the big, scary world... 

Reclaiming Vietnam

Reclaiming Vietnam

Kim Chinh has mastered the art of storytelling in her new one-woman show Reclaiming Vietnam. Through her eloquent dialogue she narrates how her travels to Vietnam, in order to reclaim an identity she had rejected most of her life, awakened memories she had long ago tried to forget... 

The Biggest Marionette Circus in the World

The Biggest Marionette Circus in the World

This ginormous spectacle transports you back to the time where the biggest excitement for children was when the travelling circus came to town. With animals featuring as life-size marionettes, these beautiful puppets caused screeches of delight from the children as they cheered on the jovial elephant, good-looking giraffe and mighty lion... 

The Kagools: The Kagools

The Kagools: The Kagools

The Kagools continue to deliver childish fun for all ages despite not uttering a single word in their playful and energetic physical comedy. This duo take you back to the era of Mr Bean... 

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho

Ding dong the witch is back and she has landed in the heart of York city centre. With a packed out crowd, people came from far and wide to witness a show which combines political satire with a musical extravaganza... 

One Man Breaking Bad

One Man Breaking Bad

When Breaking Bad came to an end at season five, everyone thought that this would be it for the franchise. However, die-hard fans fear not. Miles Allen has created a rip-roaringly witty show where enthusiasts can come together and relive their favourite characters and moments throughout the five seasons in 60 minutes... 

The Arts Barge Project Presents…The Great Yorkshire Swing!

The Arts Barge Project Presents…The Great Yorkshire Swing!

The Arts Barge project knows how to turn a dreary, wet Sunday night into a fun filled extravaganza. Full of Lindy Hop dancers and a full piece swing band, this vibrant ensemble transports you back to the swing era of the 1930/40s and it is impossible not to want to be involved... 

Slightly Fat Features in VarietySoup

Slightly Fat Features in VarietySoup

Goronwhy Thom bursts through a film screen on stage after some very clever filmography and you just know that this group is taking it back to basics. From three way juggling to games such as ‘Find the Lady’, the group prove that in this day and age one doesn’t have to rely on special effects and fancy gadgets to provide fun for all ages... 

Coquette presents: Moulin Ouse

Coquette presents: Moulin Ouse

Wearing a great, white, sparkly dress, Kiki de Ville struts onto the stage and you immediately know you are in for a good night. With the right amount of tongue and cheek, she rallies up the audience creating a tantalising atmosphere of anticipation and excitement as she welcomes us to this night of Burlesque and Cabaret... 

Matsuri - A Festival of Music Inspired By Japan

Matsuri - A Festival of Music Inspired By Japan

A man walks slowly onto the stage with his back to the audience, he holds himself in a wide stance and begins to strike the taiko drum. The thunderous sound emitted consumes the entire tent and you know that this group have only one motive; to awaken and command the audience’s attention on this early Friday evening...