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24 February 2017

Lynne Page and Rebecca Howell open FUNNY GIRL in Manchester

Lynne Page and Rebecca Howell open FUNNY GIRL in Manchester

Following a run in the West End, FUNNY GIRL starts its UK tour at Manchester Palace with Sheridan Smith continuing her role as Fanny Price. Choreography by Lynne Page, Rebecca Howell is Associate Choreographer. Touring until August 2017.

Manchester Evening News ★★★★★

“brilliant choreography” 

“jaw-droppingly fantastic”

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/whats-on/funny-girl-review-manchester-palace-12647344

The Reviews Hub ★★★★★

“a colourful and pleasingly-effective version of a classic but not often seen masterpiece of musical theatre.”

http://www.thereviewshub.com/funny-girl-palace-theatre-manchester/ 

The Guardian ★★★★

“The staging has the same delicious silliness as Fanny’s Ziegfeld Follies acts”

“production, like its heroine, never takes itself too seriously. Likewise, Lynne Page’s choreography tickles more than it dazzles, the exaggerated leaps and twirls gleefully embracing the humour of the show.”

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2017/feb/23/funny-girl-review-sheridan-smith-uk-tour 

Manchester Confidential ★★★★

http://www.manchesterconfidential.co.uk/entertainment-and-sport/theatre-and-comedy/review-funny-girl-palace-theatre

 
24 February 2017

Giles Thomas is Composer and Sound Designer on OTHELLO at the Tobacco Factory.

Giles Thomas is Composer and Sound Designer on OTHELLO at the Tobacco Factory.

Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory and Tobacco Factory Theatres present this modern production, directed by Richard Twyman, playing in Bristol until 1st April. 

The Guardian ★★★★

“Thrilling” 

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2017/feb/22/othello-review-anti-muslim-prejudice-tobacco-factory-bristol

The Stage ★★★★ 

“Articulate, dynamic and thrilling modern dress production of Shakespeare's cruellest play”

https://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/2017/othello-review-tobacco-shakespeare-bristol/ 

What’s On Stage ★★★★ 

“wonderful production” 

“a rich night of theatre with an ending that even after 400 years blindsides you and argues persuasively that Othello may be Shakespeare's greatest tragedy.” 

http://www.whatsonstage.com/bristol-theatre/reviews/othello-tobacco-factory_42957.html 

Broadway World ★★★★

“fresh, vibrant and relevant”

http://www.broadwayworld.com/westend/article/BWW-Review-OTHELLO-Tobacco-Factory-Bristol-20170222

The Reviews Hub ★★★★ 

“It’s immediately apparent that the entrenched racism, misogyny and religious intolerance of the 16th century still resonates in a setting of mobiles, microphones and concrete basement strip lighting.”

http://www.thereviewshub.com/othello-tobacco-factory-theatres-bristol/ 

 The Gazette

“stylish production” 

“The addition of rock music and contemporary choreography and costumes bring an added dimension to the production”

http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/leisure/theatre/15113166.Review__Othello__Shakespeare_at_the_Tobacco_Factory_in_Bristol/

 
24 February 2017

Emma Laxton is Sound Designer on SEE ME NOW at the Young Vic

Emma Laxton is Sound Designer on SEE ME NOW at the Young Vic

Eleven people who are, or have been, sex workers – male, female, and transgender – tell their stories in this powerful show, playing at the Young Vic until the 4th of March.

The Independent ★★★★

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/theatre-dance/reviews/see-me-now-review-young-vic-mimi-poskitt-prostitution-sex-worker-a7590261.html

What’s On Stage ★★★★

http://www.whatsonstage.com/london-theatre/reviews/see-me-now-young-vic-theatre_42937.html

London Theatre ★★★★

https://www.londontheatre.co.uk/reviews/review-of-see-me-now-at-the-young-vic-theatre

Spectator

http://www.spectator.co.uk/2017/02/very-little-theatre-is-important-or-valuable-this-is-young-vics-see-me-now-reviewed/ 

The London Ecomonic ★★★★ 

http://www.thelondoneconomic.com/entertainment/arts/theatre-review-see-now-old-vic/20/02/

 
17 February 2017

MOONLIGHT is released in UK cinemas!

MOONLIGHT is released in UK cinemas!

MOONLIGHT is based Tarell Alvin McCraney's IN MOONLIGHT BLACK BOYS LOOK BLUE. The film, written and directed by Barry Jenkins, is now nominated for eight Academy Awards and is showing in UK cinemas.

Reviews

The Guardian ★★★★★ 

“It is the kind of film that leaves you feeling somehow mentally smarter and physically lighter.” 

“moving and mysterious: a dance to the music of time, in its way.”

“The combination of artistry and emotional directness in this film is overwhelming.”

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/feb/16/moonlight-review-masculinity-naomie-harris

The Times ★★★★★

“Moonlight had no right to be this good.” 

“Moonlight is a movie that sticks to kindness like a magnet. Everywhere it looks it sees bullying, abuse and aggression, and yet it chooses kindness and softness as its subject.” 

“As it should, it all ends on ambiguity, and with the sense that we have just witnessed the work of a master movie-maker, a cast and crew at the top of their game, and a film for the ages.”

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/moonlight-qxwcxpsm0

Evening Standard ★★★★★ 

“It is pure, even exquisite cinema.” 

“a lush heightening of experience into beauty.” 

“It is a form of poetry, this film, at once utterly specific and universal.” 

“If that’s not worth an Oscar or two, there hasn’t been a film this year that has.”

http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/film/moonlight-film-review-a-form-of-poetry-at-once-utterly-specific-and-universal-a3469126.html 

Time Out ★★★★★

“exquisite coming-of-age drama”

“This film is, without a doubt, the reason we go to the movies.” 

https://www.timeout.com/london/film/moonlight

 

Interviews with Tarell -

Newsnight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsmlTyQtu4U&index=1&list=PLJxnQXiytA_Qc0B57aViue2G3DPet1Z0L 

Evening Standard

http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/film/moonlight-writer-tarell-alvin-mccraney-i-want-love-and-tenderness-yet-we-re-taught-the-opposite-a3468241.html 

Curzon Film Podcast

https://soundcloud.com/curzon-cinemas/moonlight-feat-tarell-alvin-mccraney-the-curzon-film-podcast-60

 
17 February 2017

The Wales Theatre Awards 2017!

The Wales Theatre Awards 2017!

The shortlist for the prestigious annual opera, dance and theatre awards have now been decided after more than 280 artists were nominated for the Wales Theatre Awards 2017.

Gabriella Slade has been shortlisted for Best Costume for THE LAST MERMAID at Wales Millennium Centre.

THE BORROWERS at Sherman Theatre, with Lighting by James Whiteside, has been shortlisted for Best Show for Children/Young People.

Will Duke was Projection Designer on KOMMILITONEN by Wales National Youth Opera which has been shortlisted for Best Opera Production.

And WONDERMAN, a coproduction between Wales Millennium Centre and National Theatre Wales, with Design by Hayley Grindle & Lighting by Joshua Carr, is shortlisted for Best Ensemble.

See the full nominations:

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/whats-on/theatre-news/wales-theatre-awards-2017-shortlists-12591088?service=responsive