Theatre

THE CASE OF THE FRIGHTENED LADY

THE CASE OF THE FRIGHTENED LADY

Revered as one of the most popular and prolific crime writers of the 20th Century and the brains behind the iconic film, King Kong, Edgar Wallace’s gripping page-turners are regarded as the bedrock of the modern thriller. The Case Of The Frightened Lady remains one of his most celebrated works. Directed by Roy Marsden, best […]

SEARCH FOR THE RAILWAY CHILDREN

SEARCH FOR THE RAILWAY CHILDREN

A leading Leeds youth theatre academy is looking for young performers – experienced and beginners – to star in a show that will be staged at Scarborough’s Open Air Theatre in August this year. On Stage Academy is based at The Carriageworks Theatre in Leeds city centre; it regularly puts out calls for new stars […]

THE BOWIE EXPERIENCE

THE BOWIE EXPERIENCE

The Bowie Experience is a breath-taking concert celebrating the music of the world’s greatest pop icon, David Bowie. A must see for all Bowie fans, the latest production promises and unforgettable journey of sound and vision featuring all the hits from A to Ziggy. So put on your red shoes and head for the Alhambra […]

TITANIC THE MUSICAL

TITANIC THE MUSICAL

In the final hours of 14 April 1912 the RMS Titanic, on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, collided with an iceberg and ‘the most unsinkable ship’ slowly sank. It was one of the most tragic disasters of the 20th century. 1517 men, women and children lost their lives. Based on real people […]

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN

The buzz word in theatre today is adaptation and ninety per cent of the shows I review, and I review a lot, fall into this category. Normally I have seen the film or read the book ,whatever genre I may be reviewing, but I hadn’t read Paula Hawkins novel or seen the subsequent film. I […]

BRILLIANT SUNSHINE ON THE LEITH

BRILLIANT SUNSHINE ON THE LEITH

There’s an old showbiz saying that goes ‘always send ‘em away wanting more’ and that is true of West Yorkshire Playhouse Artistic Director, James Brining inspired choice of Sunshine on the Leith as  the production that sees the Quarry Theatre close its doors for a year for major renovations to take place. As a theatre […]

BOOK EARLY FOR CHRISTMAS

BOOK EARLY FOR CHRISTMAS

This Christmas will see J.M. Barrie’s magical story of Peter Pan brought to life in gigantic proportions on some of the biggest stages in the country. Starring Martin Kemp and Milton Jones, Peter Pan – The Arena Adventure will play at  Leeds First Direct Arena between 21-23 December. Reprising his role as the ultimate baddie […]

HARD TIMES

HARD TIMES

Following the success of For Love or Money and Cyrano, Northern Broadsides are returning to West Yorkshire Playhouse this May with Deborah McAndrew’s witty new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ novel Hard Times. Transporting the Playhouse back to the 1854 Northern Powerhouse, Hard Times sees the vibrant, joyful Sleary’s circus interrupt the dark landscape of the […]

THE SECRET GARDEN

THE SECRET GARDEN

The much loved classic children’s book The Secret Garden is being brought to life on stage at York Theatre Royal this summer in a magical production for all the family. The production will be accompanied by a programme of exciting activities with a chance for youngsters to explore and play in the theatre’s Secret Studio […]

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 […]

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