Arts - theatre, art, classical, opera and dance in Leeds
Feature ITS NOT DANCING ON ICE BUT …
A new wave ice show hits the Alhambra. (Read more...)
Feature PASSIONATE PUCCINI
The Girl of the Golden West – Opera North’s first opera of the… (Read more...)
Feature The Legendary County……
Liz Coggins discovers there’s more to Nottingham than just Robin Hood
If you thought Nottingham was just about Sherwood Forrest, bows and arrows and men in tights then think again. For this fair county has the perfect pedigree for a Valentine’s getaway, an indulgent treat for Mothers Day or maybe just a romantic or relaxing weekend.
The county has some wonderful places for romantic strolls, cosy dinners by candlelit, relaxing spa treatments, fragrant gardens and some intimate top class boutique hotels.
In fact the whole county is a testimony to romance. The romantic poet Lord Byron, one of England’s greatest literary heroes and famous author DH Lawrence wrote penned Lady Chaterley…
Feature DAME EDNA BIDS FAREWELL IN LEEDS
Legendary entertainer Barry Humphries - whose alter egos have brought him international acclaim and made him a star around the globe – is to bring his Farewell Tour to Leeds next month.
The show will give audiences the chance to bid farewell to Humphries and the unforgettable Honorable Sir Les Patterson, Sandy Stone and, of course, the iconic Dame Edna Everage.
“Housewife superstar” Dame Edna is one of the greatest stars of the last 50 years having played the West End and Broadway performing to packed theatres, including the Royal Albert Hall at the Last Night of the…
Feature DISNEY ON ICE COMES TO LEEDS
A fantastic experience for all the family the show sees four completely Disney worlds brought to life.
Take a whirlwind tour of contemporary and classic Disney tales when Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy at The First Direct Arena Leeds from 5th to 9th March.
Led by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse and produced by Field Entertainments the show is a captivating adventure taking Disney lovers across the auto-racing terrain of Cars, Andy’s bedroom for some Toy Story 3 fun, under the sea with Ariel from The Little Mermaid and into Tinker Bell’s mystical Pixie Hollow.
The on-ice excitement begins when Mickey Mouse embarks on an adventurous journey with Minnie Mouse to uncover each world of…
Feature MOON ON A RAINBOW SHAWL
MARTINA LAIRD LEADS CAST FROM WEDNESDAY 5 FEBRUARY 2014
Full casting has been announced for Talawa Theatre Company’s restaging of the National Theatre production of Errol John’s MOON ON A RAINBOW SHAWL. Directed by Artistic Director Michael Buffong, the production welcomes back acclaimed actress Martina Laird (Casualty and Shameless) as Sophie, Jude Akuwudike (The Faith Machine at the Royal Court) as Charlie and Ray Emmet Brown (A Raisin in the Sun at the Royal Exchange) as Prince. The production will begin a UK tour at the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich on Wednesday 5 February 2014.
Also reprising their roles from the acclaimed 2012 production are Trevor Michael Georges (Swallows…
Duckegg Theatre Company bring their brand new family musical, ‘Leave Hitler to Me, Lad’ to Square Chapel Centre for the Arts, Halifax on Friday 14 February (7pm).
By award winning playwright Haley Cox and LA composer Ben Pringle (previous credits include Buffy the Vampire Slayer), and designed by the critically acclaimed Barney George, ‘Leave Hitler To Me, Lad’ is based on a true story and tells the untold tale of a lost generation of children in the aftermath of World War 2.
Brian’s Dad is a war hero and he’s coming home any day! He’s been coming home for 7 years…
It’s 1952 and the country is rebuilding itself. King George is dead and Rock ‘n’ Roll is here to stay. Brian builds his own little family…
Feature BLOOD BROTHERS
Voted “MOST POPULAR BRITISH MUSICAL OF ALL TIME” by New York Times readers
You’ve never seen a musical like Blood Brothers. Every night of the week audiences stand and cheer. See it for yourself and understand why.” New York Times
Following sell out seasons in the US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Japan, the international smash hit musical Blood Brothers returns to the Alhambra Theatre Bradford next February. Hailed as one of the best musicals of all time, Blood Brothers has triumphed across the globe. Scooping up no less than four awards for best musical in London and seven Tony Award nominations on Broadway, Blood Brothers is simply unmissable and unbeatable. This epic…