Search Results for: Morgan Hartley

19-year-old Mancunian, currently studying in Leeds. Lover of all things books, theatre, veggie food, Jeremy Corbyn, red wine, and European cities. You can see all of my work here: https://morganhartley.contently.com

Theatre News: West End Live Announces Virtual Schedule

Yesterday, West End Live announced a two-day schedule for their 2020 celebration of British musical theatre, which is taking place online (rather than London’s Trafalgar Square), due to the Coronavirus outbreak. West End Live stated: “We could not let the stagiest weekend of the year go by without sharing our love of theatre with you […]Read More

Meet Veritas Theatre Arts: The Platform for Young People During

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 […]Read More

Theatre Review: Two // Theatre Group

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 […]Read More

Theatre Review: Posh // Theatre Group

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 […]Read More

Theatre Review: Random Acts of Malice // Theatre Group

Random Acts of Malice, written by Alan Fraser, and directed by his son, Lewis, was a warm and welcome break from Storm Ciara yesterday evening. As well as the weather performing as pathetic fallacy to the psychological thriller I was sitting down to watch, (and matching the storm taking place in Fraser’s script) the play […]Read More

Theatre News: Lin-Manuel Miranda spills Hamilton film details

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”. Variety have […]Read More

Theatre Review: Wright Off // Open Theatre

“’Farce is dead’, I hear you say… When has it ever been more relevant?!” Being in the presence of Wright Off, written and directed by Luke Haywood, on Saturday evening was nothing but an absolute pleasure. Two hours of belly ache from laughing too much, and gasping for breath whilst whispering “WHAT is going on?!” […]Read More

Theatre Review: Before It Rains // Open Theatre

Katherine Chandler’s Before It Rains, performed by Open Theatre in [email protected], 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 […]Read More

Knocking Down Walls & Uniting Under Conflict With Brickin’ It

Why do we divide during conflict? How does division effect people? Why haven’t we learned from our past? These are only three of the questions that Brickin’ It Theatre Company are trying to tackle in their brand-new production, Sides. Celebrating thirty years since the fall of the Berlin wall, Sides is set in Berlin during […]Read More

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Beth Kirkbride Founder & Music Editor Beth Kirkbride Founder & Music Editor Beth is a 23-year-old NCTJ-accredited journalist who lives in Oxford. She also has a BA in English Language and Literature from Oxford University. As well as music, she is interested in tech, political communication & data ethics. Phone:07481548384 Email:[email protected] James Reynolds Music Editor […]Read More