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Theatre Review: Maleficarum // [email protected]

Adapted for radio in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Maleficarum is an hour-long play devised by final-year Theatre & Performance undergraduates at the University of Leeds. The production takes full advantage of its new medium, boldly conveying a unique, yet timeless, message through a deft knitting together of historical evidence and creative storytelling. The premise […]Read More

Theatre Review: Little Women // Music Theatre

Despite being around 150 years old, Louisa May Alcott’s novel, Little Women, has never been more in the limelight. Regardless of its Oscar snubs, Greta Gerwig’s star-studded adaptation of the classic tale gained wide critical acclaim towards the end of 2019, and the year closed with Little Women being my favourite film of the year. […]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 Review: Elevate // Open Theatre

Elevate, which showed at the Pyramid Theatre at Leeds University last week, made use of space and character in a bold and interesting way, with fantastic results. This should come as a surprise to nobody; the range of societies and groups putting on shows at the university are developing a well deserved reputation for their […]Read More

Theatre Review: Listen, You Can Hear The Sound Of No

Ponder Theatre’s fifty-minute production of Listen, You Can Hear The Sound Of No Hands Clapping is written and directed by Melanie Noa Jehan, who devised her script by adapting John Milton’s Paradise Lost into an “avant-garde history play”. The piece follows six era-defining historical figures, such as Homer and Katherine Parr, who explore well-known works […]Read More

Festival Review: Live At Leeds 2019

There are many things that Leeds covets as a city – cheap beers, being the birthplace of M&S – but perhaps its most precious asset is its thudding music scene, and with it, the annual Live At Leeds Festival. Kicking off my day at 3pm were the floppy-haired rockers Drenge at O2 Academy, who wryly […]Read More

First Acts Named For Live At Leeds 2018 Including Peace,

While another year of festivals has been and gone, fear not; festivals are announcing their line ups left, right and centre in the run up to Christmas and the latest soiree to announce for their 2018 edition is the brilliant Metropolitan festival Live at Leeds, hosted in, you guessed it, the beautiful city of Leeds. […]Read More

Preview: Tom Hingley and The Kar-Pets

Many may remember Inspiral Carpets for their highly successful stint during the 1990s, with frontman Tom Hingley at the forefront of their success. The lyricist famously beat off Noel Gallagher for the role, which was granted after a series of auditions for the role. Hingley has recently announced a show at Leeds Belgrave Music Hall, where […]Read More

Live Review: The Cribs // Leeds First Direct Arena –

Despite it being a 10th anniversary tour of ‘Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever’ it was a night of firsts at the Leeds First Direct arena this past Saturday. It was the first time that The Cribs had headlined an arena; it was the first time in the UK that Lee Ranaldo graced the stage for […]Read More

Live Review: Richard Ashcroft // First Direct Arena, Leeds –

In the 20 years since Urban Hymns became an all-out defining album of the 90s, Richard Ashcroft has lost none of his egotistical swagger. Scrubbing off ‘Mad Richard’ comments, the former Verve frontman freed himself from his six year slumber to release a politically-charged and powerful message in the form of his latest album, ‘These […]Read More

11 Unmissable Acts at Live At Leeds 2017

With just under 2 weeks to go until a wealth of talent descends onto the beautiful city of Leeds for a Bank Holiday Weekend party in the shape of metropolitan day festival Live At Leeds, we at The Indiependent thought what better way to get you geared up for the city’s annual party then to […]Read More

Reading & Leeds Festival: Latest Announcement

Having announced headliners including Kasabian, Muse and Eminem, Reading & Leeds announced this morning that Oasis front man Liam Gallagher has been added to the line-up of Reading & Leeds 2017. Over 90 acts have been added to the line-up including Ash, Goldie, Declan McKenna and Bugzy Malone. Other confirmed acts include Blossoms, Haim, Fatboy […]Read More