#BlackLivesMatter: Supporting The Movement By Diversifying Theatre Consumption

Published 8th June 2020 by The Indiependent Since the death of George Floyd on the 25th of May 2020, the world has seen what is being described as “the biggest civil rights movement in history”. Alongside signing petitions, donating, and protesting in a variety of forms, people are being called to educate themselves on racism, Black culture, and a repeated history of oppression and marginalisation. … Continue reading #BlackLivesMatter: Supporting The Movement By Diversifying Theatre Consumption

Meet Veritas Theatre Arts: The Platform for Young People During Lockdown and Beyond

Published 19th May 2020 by The Indiependent During the past couple of weeks, you might have seen one or two videos of people singing, monologuing, or painting by their bathroom sinks, floating around on social media. (No, this isn’t a new, quarantine-bred TikTok trend!) Veritas Theatre Arts are the Wakefield-based theatre company who are taking the arts scene by storm, starting the #bythesink movement in … Continue reading Meet Veritas Theatre Arts: The Platform for Young People During Lockdown and Beyond

Theatre Review: Two // Pyramid Theatre

Published 9th March 2020 by The Indiependent As a northern theatre student that finds themself surrounded by southern artists the majority of the time, I cannot tell you how incredibly refreshing it was to watch Two by Jim Cartwright, and directed by Tom Gibson, last week. Focusing on working-class life in a northern pub in the 1980s, Cartwright’s pub is a space filled with failed … Continue reading Theatre Review: Two // Pyramid Theatre

Theatre Review: Posh // stage@leeds

Published 2nd March 2020 by The Indiependent Intense, hard-hitting, and anger-inducing, Theatre Group‘s production of Posh, by Laura Wade, succeeded in creating a satirical commentary on the immense privilege that comes with being white, male and upper-class. As the company’s director, George Marlin, stated in his director’s note: “Posh is as relevant and topical in a post-Brexit Britain as it was ten years ago.” Not … Continue reading Theatre Review: Posh // stage@leeds

Theatre News: Lucy Moss Makes Broadway History As Youngest Female Musical Director

Published 31st January 2020 by The Indiependent The co-director and co-writer of Six The Musical, Lucy Moss, is officially the youngest female director working on a Broadway musical, according to the show’s production team. On Monday, Lucy Moss took the record from the hands of director Liz Swados, who has held the title since 1978. Swados was just 27 when she directed … Read the … Continue reading Theatre News: Lucy Moss Makes Broadway History As Youngest Female Musical Director

Theatre News: Lin-Manuel Miranda Spills Hamilton Film Details

Published 30th January 2020 by The Indiependent Lin-Manuel Miranda has provided Variety magazine with an update on the status of the Hamilton film, in a recent interview. With previous reports stating that Miranda’s pitch had caused a bidding war between a number of studios, including Netflix, he has now revealed that the film will be coming “sooner rather than later” … Read the rest of … Continue reading Theatre News: Lin-Manuel Miranda Spills Hamilton Film Details

Theatre Review: Before It Rains // stage@leeds

Published 14th November 2019 by The Indiependent Katherine Chandler’s Before It Rains, performed by Open Theatre in stage@leeds, was a divine concoction of brave and beautiful storytelling, and contemporary life’s raw happenings. Punctuated with humour and the tense extremities of humankind, this production is, quite simply, the best show that I have seen a society put on stage during my time at university … Read … Continue reading Theatre Review: Before It Rains // stage@leeds

Review: National Theatre Live, Fleabag

After taking the Edinburgh Fringe Festival by storm three years ago, Waller-Bridge took Fleabag on a number of revival tours around the United Kingdom, before creating a television show by the same name. Her wacky, but unresistably loveable creation has recieved a huge amount of praise, and last night, the National Theatre held a live broadcast of the show in cinemas all over the country. … Continue reading Review: National Theatre Live, Fleabag