HARROGATE THEATRE BRINGS TRADITIONAL REP BACK

HARROGATE THEATRE BRINGS TRADITIONAL REP BACK

Did you know that Dame Judi Dench, Sir Ian McKellen, Imelda Staunton, and Vanessa Redgrave all began as actors in repertory theatre? Traditionally a repertory theatre company are a company of actors who take part in a small number of plays over a season.  There’s a strong history of repertory at Harrogate Theatre. William Peacock […]

AN INSPECTOR CALLS AGAIN

AN INSPECTOR CALLS AGAIN

 Stephen Daldry’s production of J B Priestley’s An Inspector Calls has been hailed at the ‘theatrical event of its generation’. Since its debut at the National Theatre in 1992 it has won 19 major awards, including three Olivier awards and four Tony awards, and has played to more than four million theatregoers worldwide.  What many […]

PLAYHOUSE FORMS ITS OWN ENSEMBLE

PLAYHOUSE FORMS ITS OWN ENSEMBLE

Ten Northern actors have formed the Leeds Playhouse Ensemble, a  repertory company who will perform in a selection of productions throughout the Playhouse’s unique year-long Pop-Up season. Leeds Playhouse Artistic Director James Brining said: “We have had an incredible month here at the Playhouse which was kick-started with the change of the theatre’s name at […]

THE BROOKLYN BREWERY TOUR

THE BROOKLYN BREWERY TOUR

Brooklyn Brewery will be bringing their tour bus to Canal Mills on the 18th August where the first 200 guests will enjoy a free Brooklyn beer. With free entry, Brooklyn On Tour aims to get back to how craft culture should be experienced – no overpriced tickets, no booking fees, no warm lifeless beer, just a good time with great […]

THE SECRET GARDEN IS ‘BLOOMIN’ MARVELLOUS

THE SECRET GARDEN IS ‘BLOOMIN’ MARVELLOUS

Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic novel The Secret Garden is far from a fairy tale. The book has a  hidden dark side, sometimes frightening and ugly with undercurrents of abuse and hints of cruelty. Yet despite this The Secret Garden is a powerful story that extols the wonders of nature and its power to transform lives. […]

AN EXCITING SEASON OF OPERA

AN EXCITING SEASON OF OPERA

(Main picture by Guy Farrow) Opera North has announced the repertoire for its 2018/19 season, which will mark 40 years of inspiration, ambition and adventure since the Company was established as the opera company for the North of England, giving its first performance in November 1978. The operas within the season also explore themes around […]

FOLK SINGER-SONGWRITER SUZANNE VEGA

FOLK SINGER-SONGWRITER SUZANNE VEGA

Experience Suzanne Vega’s distinctive and cutting vocals, matched with her unique ability as a storyteller, as she performs her greatest hits at Leeds Town Hall on Tuesday 21 August. Since releasing her self-titled album in 1985, Suzanne Vega has performed to sell-out venues across the globe. Witness her perform two of her albums in full, […]

MISS SAIGON

MISS SAIGON

Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of the legendary musical Miss Saigon is coming to The Alhambra, Bradford for a season. A recent smash hit in the West End and on Broadway, this epic production with a company of 60 lands at the theatre on 19 September until the 20th October. In the last days of […]

NEW FILM PREVIEWS IN LEEDS

NEW FILM PREVIEWS IN LEEDS

On Monday 20th August, Leeds film fans will have the opportunity to see the highly anticipated Blackkklansman ahead of it’s nationwide release four days later. Starting at 6.30pm, the special screenings will be followed by a live-by-satellite Q&A with acclaimed director Spike Lee (Do The Right Thing, Malcolm X). Blackkklansman depicts the incredible true story […]

THE CAVENDISH

THE CAVENDISH

Set in a peaceful and quiet location in the heart of Mayfair,  between Jermyn Street and Duke Street, is one of the capital’s best kept secrets. The Cavendish Hotel has been a favourite  with royalty, the rich and famous, for nearly 200 years and it’s not hard to understand why. Over the early years the […]

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