Sunday 24 February 2013

Oliver! at York Theatre Royal - Tue 05 - Sat 16 Mar


Lionel Bart's musical masterpiece.  Glorious , timeless - still as fresh as ever.

Based on the Dickens novel, this musical spectacular will delight audiences of all ages with it's pathos and drama as Victorian London burts into life on stage.
Oliver! features some of the finest songs and musical numbers in the history of musical theatre including: Food Glorious Food, Consider Yourself, Oom Pah Pah, As Long As he Needs Me and Where is Love?

Event Details

Venue: Main House
Date: Tue 05 Mar - Sat 16 Mar
Time: 7:30pm
Produced by: York Light Opera Company
Written by: Lionel Bart
Directed by: Martyn Knight

Monday 18 February 2013

An Evening at the Hub, Holbeck A Double Bill of New Musical Theatre: Some Small Love Story & Beulah- review

A thoroughly entertaining night at The HUB in Leeds on Monday 18th February. The evening began with Beulah. Beulah is a story that explores how we understand time, space, dreams, reality and what happens after life. A beautiful, delicate folk tale which straddles the ocean between this world and the next. In the very intimate setting of Holbeck Hubs tiny theatre, two very talented young men - Jim Harbourne and Ryland Teifi - brought to life a short story with puppetry, music, song and clear spoken dialogue. There were minimal props and these were used to illustrate the play brilliantly. The music was composed by Jim Harbourne and Edward Wren and the play was written by Alexander Wright.  Also voice overs by Jamie Shelton who played the young Liam and Serena Manteghi who played Lyca. The timing was superb and both the actors on stage showed an aptitude for a wide number of musical instruments. Under the direction of Tom Bellerby we were taken into 2 different time zones and to places and events which may at some times have seemed impossible.
The second play of the evening was Some Small Love Story. This was also written by Alexander Wright. The music in this play was by Gavin Whitworth and was directed by Noreen Kirshaw. This story also took us across some 60 years of time and space. It is a tale of love and sadness and was well performed by Samantha Siddall, Callum McArdle, Keir McEwen and Serena Manteghi. Again, a well directed piece which was well timed and clearly spoken and sung.
These are two productions well worth seeing. They are on at the HUB until the 20th February.The HUB is at 67-71 Bath Road, Holbeck, Leeds LS11 9UA 

These two plays are on tour to see where check out the The Yorkshire Gig Guide entertainments pages. See Here>

Denis Heaton
Yorkshire Gig Guide