UP WHERE WE BELONG…

UP WHERE WE BELONG…

Based on the Oscar-winning film starring Richard Gere, the new musical, written by Douglas Day Stewart features many 80s classics, including ‘Alone’, ‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun’, ‘Toy Soldiers’and the hit song from the movie ‘Up Where We Belong’. An Officer and a Gentleman is one of the highest grossing films of all time and […]

MATTHEW BOURNE’S CINDERELLA

MATTHEW BOURNE’S CINDERELLA

Matthew Bourne’s interpretation of the classic fairy tale has, at its heart, a true war-time romance. A chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing RAF pilot, together just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the horrors of the Blitz. Says Matthew Bourne “Cinderella is one of […]

GERSHWIN’S MUSICAL REVIVAL

GERSHWIN’S MUSICAL REVIVAL

Crazy For You is a celebration of George and Ira Gershwin’s music and with  its visual glitz and glamour  revives the spirit of the 30’s musical. Starting life as a musical in 1930 titled Girl Crazy, the 40’s saw it take to the big screen.  The 90’s saw the musical re-invented  and using five of […]

BACK TO BASICS

BACK TO BASICS

Dance music legends Robin S, Utah Saints and Alison Limerick have been confirmed as the headline special guests for the return of The Symphonic Sounds of Back to Basics featuring the Orchestra of Opera North on Millennium Square, Leeds on Friday 27 July. This year’s collaboration between Dave Beer’s trailblazing Leeds club and Yorkshire’s resident […]

FACE UP TO SPRING

FACE UP TO SPRING

Lucia Pica, Chanel’s Global Creative Makeup and Colour Designer, has taken her inspiration for the Spring/Summer Collection from the many faces of the City of Naples, There’s an endless array of colours in the collection and it makes you feel as if summer is already here just to look at them.  Central to the collection […]

THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN

THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN

Sometimes things are not what they seem – particularly from the outside. Many of us will have driven passed a rather austere, brick built building on Wellington Street, that resembles the outside of one of the popular supermarkets or a government building. But investigate a little further and be tempted to step inside the Crowne […]

OPERA AT ITS MOST EXTREME

OPERA AT ITS MOST EXTREME

Strauss’ most intense and shocking opera, Salome,continues Opera North’s successful series of dramatic operas presented in concert. Salome, the teenage step-daughter of King Herod, is an object of fascination and lust for the guard Narraboth, and for Herod himself. Agreeing to perform the ‘Dance of the Seven Veils’ for her step-father, she demands a macabre […]

TUNING UP FOR THE FUTURE

TUNING UP FOR THE FUTURE

  Talented young orchestral players across the North of England and beyond are being given the opportunity to spend a week of their summer holidays immersing themselves in music and developing their playing and performance skills with some of the country’s most highly-regarded musicians as Opera North announces its first residential Orchestra Academy. Designed for […]

ALL ABOARD THE LOVE TRAIN

ALL ABOARD THE LOVE TRAIN

One of the most popular club nights in the city’s history will return to Leeds this summer when the legendary Love Train takes over Millennium Square. Seventies disco icon Brutus Gold will take charge of the retro spectacular on August 10 in what will be one of the highlights of this year’s Millennium Square Summer […]

WHAT A FEELING

WHAT A FEELING

To transfer an iconic film of the 80’s to a stage musical is no easy task especially when the story is predictable and has little nor no substance. First staged 10 years ago, Selladoor’s  production , a re-invention of the original musical , at The Alhambra  has its highs and lows. An energetic and exuberant […]