Tag: West Yorkshire Playhouse

Take your seats with FREE Playhouse tickets

The spring and summer season at West Yorkshire Playhouse will be special, not just because of the range and quality of performances, but this will be the last before the playhouse closes for a major refurbishment. Every third minute in the UK someone will begin living with dementia. Every Third

Review: The Tin drum at West Yorkshire Playhouse

Press night and the foyer fills with student buses in from the suburbs to view the Kneehigh production of The Tin Drum, just transferred from the Everyman Theatre, Liverpool. A morality play mimicking our times written by Gunter Grass in 1959, this classic tale centres on Oscar Matzerath who is

Free theatre tickets: Pink Sari Revolution

In the ‘Badlands’ of Uttar Pradesh, violence and oppression against women are commonplace, but one woman has raised an army to say “no more”. She is Sampat Pal Devi, the formidable leader of the Gulabi Gang, a movement of over 400,000 women fighting for their rights in a uniform of

Reasons to fight back

Reasons To Be Cheerful, currently running at West Yorkshire Playhouse, is billed as a “punk rock musical” and it certainly delivers. It is a joyous celebration, not only of the music of Ian Dury and The Blockheads, but of the spirit of rebellion and fighting for a better life. The

Review: (the fall of) The Master Builder

Zinnie Harris’ reworking of the Ibsen classic The Master Builder is very much a play of two halves. One works, the other doesn’t. It has to be said that Ibsen’s original is unpromising material. First, there’s the mystery of what it’s about. Successful architect Halvard Solness is on the brink