STRICTLY CINDERELLA

STRICTLY CINDERELLA

Opera North have left the very best until last in their fairy tale season. Cinderella is a tale as old as time. I have seen it in so many guises as a pantomime, cartoon, grand film, musical, play, ballet and even on ice! I have also seen the opera produced and set in the very […]

ANOTHER OP’NIN ANOTHER SHOW

ANOTHER OP’NIN ANOTHER SHOW

New 2018 dates have been announced for Opera North’s award-winning production of Cole Porter’s classic musical comedy, Kiss Me, Kate at Leeds Grand Theatre. Set both on and off-stage during the production of a musical version of The Taming of the Shrew, Kiss Me, Kate revolves around the tempestuous love lives of actor-manager Fred Graham and […]

THE STAIRWAY TO FOODIE HEAVEN

THE STAIRWAY TO FOODIE HEAVEN

The new Victoria Gate Centre holds many secrets – and the best kept dining out secret  is  CAU. When you enter the small downstairs bar it looks just like any other, but ascend the stairway to culinary heaven and that’s exactly where you’ll feel you are. For upstairs awaits a unique and amazing dining experience. […]

A TOP CLASS ACT

A TOP CLASS ACT

Sister Act, the  Hollywood blockbuster turned stage musical is guarantee to ‘Take You To Heaven’ It’s big, bold and sassy and has a cast of high energy, multi-talented performers who  work as one ‘almighty team’. Craig Revel Horwood’s production is fast moving and seamless with an ingenious set design that’s artistically lit and pushes the […]

A CELEBRATORY YEAR

A CELEBRATORY YEAR

As National Theatre’s Olivier and Tony Award-winning production The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time takes to the stage at Leeds Grand Theatre next week, so begins a year of celebrations, firsts and winners for the venue as it prepares to welcome a wealth of entertainment to its stage. The theatre’s year ahead […]

SUNNY AFTERNOON

SUNNY  AFTERNOON

Winner of the 2015 Oliver Awards for the Best New Musical, Sunny Afternoon is an irresistible musical with slick theatrically and ingenious storytelling at its best. It tells the captivating tale of how one of Britain’s greatest bands, The Kinks, rose to stardom. Step into swinging 60’s Britain and discover how the Kinds found their […]

A MAGICAL NEW PRODUCTION

A MAGICAL NEW PRODUCTION

Opera North have re-vitalised and re-created Hansel and Gretel taking it to a new level that brings the opera to life for today’s audiences. It’s thought provoking, yet fun with larger-than-life characterizations, but above all it’s a masterpiece of the use of modern stage technology. Like all The Grimm Brothers fairy tales it has a […]

A STAR STUDDED QUARTET

A STAR STUDDED QUARTET

David Waterman, cellist of one of the finest quartets in the world, the Endellion String Quartet, is joined by three internationally renowned musicians to form a piano quartet as part of Leeds International Chamber Series 2016/17: Breaking Boundaries at The Venue, Leeds College of Music on Tuesday 21 February. Cellist and Artistic Director of Leeds […]

AWARD WINNING STAND-UP SHOW

AWARD WINNING STAND-UP SHOW

  Award-winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili, known for his legendary stand-up performances is back with his latest show Schmuck for a Night, calling at Leeds Town Hall on Friday 24 March. Of trying to make sense of the world around him in Schmuck for a Night, Omid Djalili said, “It’ll be so current sometimes […]

BENEFIT CONCERT FOR FESTIVAL

BENEFIT CONCERT FOR FESTIVAL

  Co-Artistic Director of the Leeds International Piano Competition and internationally acclaimed pianist, Paul Lewis performs a benefit recital in aid of the 2018 competition on Friday 17 February at Leeds Town Hall. Renowned pianist Paul Lewis opens the recital with Bach’s Partita No 1 in B flat, followed by Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No 4 […]

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