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Monty Leigh

Monty Leigh

Monty Leigh, contributing writer

Monty Leigh is a freelance theatre director. She is the founder and curator of @sharp_scratches -a monthly new writing night. Monty has recently been working as an assistant director on "Screwed" by Kathryn O'Reilly playing at Theatre 503. She has a particular flair for movement work and is praised for her attention to detail.

Notre Dame de Paris
06 Jan
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Monty Leigh

Preview Report: NOTRE-DAME DE PARIS at the Palais des Congrès

Notre Dame de Paris 19 years after its first debut in London at the Dominion Theatre, French ‘smash it’ Notre Dame de Paris is returning to the London Coliseum for a short run this January. I was invited to watch the production before this run, in its original home - the epic venue Palais des Congrès de Paris.

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Flux
09 Nov
Reviews
Monty Leigh

Review: FLUX at Shoreditch Town Hall

Flux Smoking Apples Theatre shares their newest creation, Flux, with audiences at Shoreditch Town Hall. It is the first production from the devising theatre company that has a central female protagonist.

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Dust
26 Sep
Reviews
Monty Leigh

Review: DUST at Trafalgar Studios

Dust A clinical metal table, mirrors, a girl in wrapped bandages - ‘Fuck, I think this is the end.’ Dust, written and performed by the excellent Milly Thomas, is a one woman show about a girl called Alice who takes her own life. We meet her at the moment she ‘wakes up’ in her lonely afterlife and sees the chaos and pain she has left behind.

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Flawed ____like a b_y at The Glory
21 Sep
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Monty Leigh

Review: FLAWED ____LIKE A B_Y at The Glory

Flawed ____like a b_y at The Glory “Red wine, ecstasy and heavy rock” - Flawed like a boy is a coming of age and a coming out story, that allows an audience to smell, hear and feel the experiences of a queer man growing up in Australia from the 1980s until now.

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Run It Back
06 Sep
Reviews
Monty Leigh

Review: RUN IT BACK at the Hackney Showrooms

Run It Back Talawa Theatre - the UK’s primary Black led touring theatre company - ’calls the ravers in’ with its latest performance Run it Back. It is introduced with an astounding spoken word piece by the formidable Jasmine L Jones - she speaks about her love of a woman called poetry as she intricately interweaves what we know to be classical poetry with hip hop classics spanning decades. The woman she loves cannot be defined by rules, she is everything from John Donne to Kurtis Blow.

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