THE MUSICAL OF THE DECADE

THE MUSICAL OF THE DECADE

Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the book by the incomparable Roald Dahl. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda the Musical is the story of an extraordinary little girl, who armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares […]

SKATE EXPECTATIONS

SKATE EXPECTATIONS

Thousands of people across Leeds will be getting their skates on this winter as one of the city’s coolest attractions has returned to Millenium Square. The Ice Cube has been giving visitors a chance to whizz round the ice under a bigger, specially covered outdoor rink complete with a new transparent marquee style roof. Returning […]

A TALE OF PASSION, TEMPTATION AND GUILT

A TALE OF PASSION, TEMPTATION AND GUILT

Katya Kabanova, Janáček’s wildly beautiful tale of temptation, passion and guilt in a small-minded community is the second production in Opera North’s winter season at The Grand Theatre, Leeds With a weak-willed husband and overbearing mother-in-law, Katya does her best to conform to society’s expectations but, when her husband goes away on business, temptation proves […]

FROM PAGE TO STAGE

FROM PAGE TO STAGE

Following its critically acclaimed world premiere in London at the Old Vic, Wise Children – written by Angela Carter, adapted and directed by Emma Rice – comes to York Theatre Royal from 5 -16 March. Wise Children marks a reunion for York Theatre Royal’s Executive Director Tom Bird and Emma Rice.  He was Executive Producer […]

BOOK EARLY FOR NEXT CHRISTMAS

BOOK EARLY FOR NEXT CHRISTMAS

  There’s no place like home for Leeds Playhouse this Christmas as it stages the spectacular masterpiece The Wizard of Oz in the newly redeveloped Quarry theatre. Directed by Leeds Playhouse Artistic Director James Brining, this new production of the cherished classic will play from 20 November 2019 until 25 January 2020. A timeless story […]

DINE LAS VEGAS STYLE

DINE LAS VEGAS STYLE

If you want to avoid sitting in a room full of star-crossed lovers for your Valentine’s meal then have you ever thought of visiting a restaurant in a location that is just that little bit different? The Grosvenor Casino in Leeds could be the answer. Even if you don’t want to have a flutter their […]

KES ON STAGE

KES ON STAGE

Billy Caper is just another one of those kids off the estate; living with his mother and bully of a brother Jud. He’s all alone, then he finds ‘Kes’. Stick Legs. Big Head. Pile of Scruff. Kestrals are the hardest birds to train, but not for Billy. He feeds her, cares for her and trains […]

GIANTS OF YORKSHIRE ARTS SCENE PRESENT

GIANTS OF YORKSHIRE ARTS SCENE PRESENT

  Leeds-based companies Phoenix Dance Theatre and Opera North are to collaborate for the first time to present a re-working of the iconic ballet The Rite of Spring.  The 20th century piece, set to Igor Stravinsky’s ground-breaking score, will open at Leeds Grand Theatre in February 2019. The 1913 premiere of The Rite of Spring almost […]

HAMLET

HAMLET

A young woman returns from University to attend the funeral of her father and finds her world turned upside down. Consumed by grief and a promise to avenge her father’s brutal murder, Hamlet embarks on a treacherous journey through an imperfect world, confronting love, loyalty, betrayal, madness and mortability. Following her extraordinary portrayal of Juliet […]

THE MINI MAGIC FLUTE

THE MINI MAGIC FLUTE

A fairy tale opera for all the family is set to be performed in various venues across Yorkshire as Opera North tours the region with its bitesize version of Mozart’s The Magic Flute. The Mini Magic Flute packs fun, fantasy and enchanting music into a 30-minute story, making it the perfect first opera for everyone. […]