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Thrill Me – Square Chapel, Halifax

Thrill Me - Square Chapel, Halifax

Writer/Composer: Stephen Dolginoff Director: Guy Retallack Musical Director: Tom Turner Reviewer: Ron Simpson A new production on a nearly bare stage of an off-Broadway musical with a cast of two and a pianist/accompanist sounds pretty small-scale, but Thrill Me is a highly accomplished piece and Guy Retallack’s production for Climar Productions is as polished as it is powerful. The Leopold ...

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Little Terrors – Square Chapel, Halifax

Little Terrors - Square Chapel, Halifax

Writer, Director & Choreographer: Madeline Shann Music: Rob Hart Reviewer: Beverley Haigh In her debut solo show, Madeline Shann promises to explore our fears and 'look at our unpredictable world through the eyes of someone who is afraid of pretty much everything', a dance lecture using movement and humour to explain 'why life is terrifying'. In reality, she treats us ...

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That’s Amore – Square Chapel, Halifax

That's Amore - Square Chapel, Halifax

Writer: Chris Fittock Original Music and Sound Designer: Meike Holzmann Director: Elinor Randle Reviewer: Rich Jevons Tmesis’ That’s Amore begins with the introduction of a primitive primal instinct evolving slowly into something more cerebral; lust becomes love. Played with rawness and wildness like unfettered wild beasts to more tender and sensitive behaviour, it is as if we are landing into ...

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CHILD’S EYE VIEW: The Secret Garden – Square Chapel, Halifax

Adaptor: John Dwyer Director: James Beale Musical Director: Katherine Wilde Composer: Roddy B Reviewer: Emily Mallaghan (aged 5) [rating: 4] The Secret Garden is about a girl called Mary who has to go and live with her Uncle in England. At first she hates it and is really spoilt but then she starts to makes friends with a girl, who ...

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The Budapest Cafe Orchestra – Square Chapel, Halifax

Reviewer: Matt Stimpson [Rating:4.5] The Budapest Cafe Orchestra are fine purveyors of traditional Balkan, Russian, Romanian, Eastern European and Jewish music. As the Orchestra stride onto the atmospheric stage of Square Chapel, complete with dimly lit lamps, fedora hats and sharp suits, we are drawn into the Eastern European world. We quickly find out our mystical ensemble are actually from ...

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Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre, Square Chapel, Halifax

Writer, director and performer: Kev F Sutherland Reviewer: Laura Stimpson [Rating:4.5] Who’d have thought that going to see a man with a pair of socks on his hands could be so much fun? Guaranteed to laugh your socks off, the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre arrived in Square Chapel, Halifax for one night only as part of their UK tour. ...

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Brett Goldstein Grew Up in a Strip Club – The Square Chapel, Halifax

Writer: Brett Goldstein Reviewer: Cherry See [rating:4] I’m not sure some members of the audience at The Square Chapel Theatre were quite ready for the natural wit of funny-man Brett Goldstein. Growing up in a strip club turns out not to be the glam-Stringfellow-esque lifestyle you may at first imagine. Brett opened with an introduction of himself and his journey ...

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Snake Davis – Square Chapel Centre, Halifax

Reviewer: Audrey Pointer [rating:3.5] Session musician Davis is best known as a saxophonist playing every size of horn, but he also plays flute, whistle and Shakuhachi, a Japanese bamboo flute. Having taken a jazz diploma at Leeds College of Music as a youngster, Snake went on to form a soul band and later joined Zoot and the Roots. He has ...

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