REVIEW: The Importance of Being Earnest, Lawrence Batley Theatre/The Dukes

This perky and playful version based on Oscar Wilde’s play is engaging to watch but can feel as though it gets too carried away in places. Reimagining The Importance of Earnest for not only contemporary audiences, but moving it to the North, Yasmeen Khan’s adaptation manages to retain the spirit of the original while adding… Read More

NEWS: The Lawrence Batley Theatre Announces Reopening Plans

The Huddersfield based theatre has confirmed that it will open its Courtyard gates from Friday 16 April in line with the easing of Government restrictions on Monday 12th April. The theatre, which is housed in a Grade II listed building, has announced that it will be reopening the Courtyard most Fridays and Saturdays from 16th… Read More

NEWS: Casting Announced for New Digital Production of The Importance of Being Earnest

Full casting for the co-production between  the Lawrence Batley Theatre and The Dukes has been confirmed. Streaming from the 19th April until the 4th May, Oscar Wilde’s play has been adapted by Yasmeen Khan for a new contemporary production. It has been announced that Mina Anwar’s production is set to star Gurjeet Singh (Ackley Bridge,… Read More

REVIEW: The Picture of Dorian Gray (Online)

This striking and edgy version of Oscar Wilde’s story acts as a powerful warning about depending too much on social media. Chilling and atmospheric, Henry Filloux-Bennett’s adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s story gives it a whole new meaning in this contemporary version that focuses on the obsession of being perfect through social media. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter,… Read More

NEWS: New Digital Production of The Importance of Being Earnest Announced

The new digital show is a co-production between the Lawrence Batley Theatre and The Dukes. Oscar Wilde’s play has been adapted by Yasmeen Khan for a new digital production directed by Mina Anwar, streaming from the 19th April until the 4th May. This new production is set to transport Oscar Wilde’s play to the cobbles… Read More

NEWS: Lawrence Batley Theatre Launches Locked down. Locked in. But living

The theatre has announced details of its world premiere and dance extravaganza, which will be available to watch online from the 28th September. Following on from their online plays, The Understudy and Nigel Slater’s ‘Toast’, The Lawrence Batley Theatre has announced  that it has commissioned three critically acclaimed, UK dance companies to create three, site specific works for… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 7th June 2020

Here’s a guide to some of the cultural things we have been writing about this week… Interview with Robert O’Dowd: this week we spoke to the Rose Theatre’s Chief Executive about the challenges that the theatre industry is currently facing and what we can do to support it right now. Review of Going the Distance… Read More

NEWS: Nigel Slater’s Toast Adapted into Online Play

The play will be made available online from the 1st to the 31st July. Following its 2019 run in London and  national tour, Nigel Slater’s Toast is returning to the Lawrence Batley Theatre as a brand new online play for audiences to enjoy at home. The play will be available to listen to or watch as an… Read More

NEWS: Rehearsal Images Released for The Understudy

New images have been released of the cast in self-isolation, rehearsing for the upcoming broadcast of The Understudy. Rehearsal images have been released of the cast for Henry Filloux-Bennett’s adaptation of The Understudy, based on on the novel by David Nicholls. This new online self-isolation radio play is set to be broadcast in two parts… Read More