Theatre

CREATING THE MAGICAL WORLD OF NARNIA

CREATING THE MAGICAL WORLD OF NARNIA

Transforming West Yorkshire Playhouse into Narnia, the talented cast and creatives are well underway creating the magical world of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe in a brand new adaptation of C.S Lewis’ treasured classic. In a first glimpse of rehearsals, the actors are pinned and fastened into rolls of faux fur and silk […]

BLOOD BROTHERS

BLOOD BROTHERS

Written by Willy Russell, the legendary Blood Brothers tells the moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences. Few musicals have received such acclaim as the multi-award winning Blood Brothers. Bill Kenwright’s production in the West End played for over […]

LIFE IS A CABARET

LIFE IS A CABARET

For one week only, Leeds Grand Theatre will play host to Olivier-Award-winning musical, Cabaret, from Tuesday 24th to Saturday 28th October 2017. Produced by Rufus Norris, Director of the National Theatre, Cabaret will star internationally renowned singer/songwriter Will Young, who reprises his Olivier Award-nominated performance as the enigmatic Emcee, musician and presenter Louise Redknapp, who […]

THE MAGIC OF THE MUSICALS

THE MAGIC OF THE MUSICALS

Taking you on a whistle stop tour from the heart of London’s theatre land to the glitz of Broadway, the critically acclaimed MAD ABOUT THE MUSICALS will be visiting Wakefield Theatre Royal for one night only on 13 October – celebrating the very best songs from the shows we all know and love! With a […]

FROM VEGAS TO NEW JERSEY, OZ TO THE SWAMP

FROM VEGAS TO NEW JERSEY, OZ TO THE SWAMP

Our fabulous Grand Theatre has revealed its exciting new programme for 2018. There’s something for everyone, as always including a world premiere Wednesday 7th to Wednesday 14th March NORTHERN BALLET – JANE EYRE With choreography by Cathy Marston and music played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia, Northern Ballet’s brilliant dance actors will bring this ultimate tale […]

MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC

MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC

    Famed throughout the UK for celebrating both old and new music acts, the City Varieties Music Hall  brings several notable names to Leeds this October. On Monday 2nd October, CVMH will screen Black Sabbath – The End of the End (screening of February’s 2017 live recording). The End of The End chronicles the […]

BACK TO THOSE GOOD OLD DAYS

BACK TO THOSE GOOD OLD DAYS

West End leading lady, Marti Webb, comedy legend, Barry Cryer and 2016’s Britain’s Got Talent winner, magician Lance Corporal Richard Jones are just three of the TV and West End stars set to tread the boards in this season’s Good Old Days at the City Varieties Music Hall. Making their Good Old Days debut together, […]

FROM PAGE TO STAGE

FROM PAGE TO STAGE

Having studied Jane Eyre my GCE O level English Literature, I  then  changed schools and examination boards, I found myself doing it for my A level. I loved the novel in fact I couldn’t get enough of it and often years later, especially on long haul flights I’d find myself dipping into the novel again. […]

THOUGH PROVOKING PLAY

THOUGH PROVOKING PLAY

Take a trip back to the techno-thumping 1990s and join THE SHED CREW in Ashtrayland, home of the damned, in an immersive large-scale performance unfolding all around in the vast Albion Electric warehouse. Author Bernard Hare’s ground-breaking 2005 book Urban Grimshaw and the Shed Crew is adapted for the stage for the first time by […]

ENERGY GLITZ AND GLAMOUR

ENERGY GLITZ AND GLAMOUR

My first encounter with La Cage aux Follies was in the early hours of the morning whilst living in Australia in the 80’s! I had just finished my late night shift at the studios and was unwinding in front of the T.V. When suddenly on came this black and white sub-titled film that my mother […]

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