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The Doppel Gang – The Square Chapel, Halifax

The Doppel Gang - Square Chapel, Halifax

Writer: Dominic Hedges Director/Sound Designer: Terence Mann Designer: Anastasia Burton Reviewer: Ron Simpson Just Some Theatre Company has been developed over the last three years by three recent graduates of the Theatre course at the University of Central Lancashire and here they are, joined by an even more recent graduate making her professional debut, taking in 12 venues in a ...

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…And this is My Friend Mr Laurel – Square Chapel, Halifax

And This Is My Friend Mr Laurel...

Writers: Gail Louw and Jeffrey Holland Reviewer: Ron Simpson ...And this is My Friend Mr Laurel is a very pleasing example of theatre at its simplest. No director is listed for Jeffrey Holland’s sympathetic and mostly understated performance and the set consists of a bed frame and a chair. All we have is an immortal comedy partnership, brought to life ...

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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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