JERSEY BOYS ‘WALK LIKE A MAN’

JERSEY BOYS ‘WALK LIKE A MAN’

Leeds audiences will not be able to take their eyes off the Jersey Boys when the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning show opens at Leeds Grand Theatre from Tuesday 20 November to Saturday 1 December 2018. Based on the remarkable true story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, the musical charts the ‘wrong side […]

CIAO – ASK ITALIAN

CIAO – ASK ITALIAN

Although it was a very cold night, the moment I stepped into Ask Italian’s new restaurant in Lands Lane, I felt as if I had arrived on the Italian Rivera. The décor, the activity and the geography of the tables make this a very convincing Italian eatery. Situated in Lands Lane,where  there has always been […]

FAMOUS CHRISTMAS MUSIC

FAMOUS CHRISTMAS MUSIC

Leeds Philharmonic Chorus joins forces with the world’s most famous brass band, Black Dyke Band, to perform a rare arrangement of Handel’s Messiah at Leeds Town Hall on Saturday 8 December. Handel’s Messiah remains the composer’s most famous work which tells the story of Jesus’ birth, life, death and final victory over sin and death. […]

THE CAPITAL CHOICE

THE CAPITAL CHOICE

Tucked away behind Harrods in the heart of fashionable Knightsbridge is one of London’s best kept secrets. The Capital was London’s first boutique hotel back in the early seventies. Since then its been a favourite haunt of royalty, the rich and the famous. This five star hotel lives up to its rating in every way […]

SONGS OF LOVE AND BATTLE

SONGS OF LOVE AND BATTLE

 Opera North’s massed musical forces prepare to come together for a specially commissioned work in commemoration of the centenary of the Armistice, to be performed at Leeds Town Hall on Saurday 1 December. Former Music Director of Opera North, Richard Farnes returns to the helm of the Orchestra to present the second-ever performance of Will […]

A CINEMATIC PROGRAMME

A CINEMATIC PROGRAMME

On Saturday 24 November the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra returns to Leeds Town Hall, to present a programme of music inspired by stories and pictures from across the globe. Maestro Vasily Petrenko leads the country’s longest surviving orchestra through performances of Tchaikovsky’s symphonic fantasy Francesca da Rimini, Mussorgsky’s Picture’s at an Exhibition, a work conceived in tribute to […]

BOURNE’S BRILLIANCE

BOURNE’S BRILLIANCE

When it comes to ballet I am a traditionalist’ I was nearly three when my mother took me to the theatre to see Alicia Markova and Anton Dolan in classical ballet. I have also had the wonderful experience of having seen ballet in places all over the world from Australia to America and back again […]

GET YOUR TEETH INTO THIS

GET YOUR TEETH INTO THIS

The world premiere of a brand new stage adaptation of the classic thriller Dracula comes to The Alhambra Bradford from 27 November to 1st December. Completely re-imagined by a world class creative team this is a live multi-sensory trip of terror. The stage adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel is brought to life in a contemporary, […]

ALL THAT JAZZ

ALL THAT JAZZ

Jazz singer-songwriter Madeleine Peyroux brings her exquisite vocals and brand new album Anthem to Leeds Town Hall on Monday 26 November, with Tom Baxter to support. Madeleine Peyroux’s extraordinary journey is one of music industry’s most compelling. Eight albums and 22 years since her debut Dreamland, Peyroux continues to challenge the confines of jazz, venturing into […]

PIE IN THE SKY

PIE IN THE SKY

Say the word pie to me and I immediately think of the play Sweeney Todd which I have reviewed several times  or my involvement in the Great West Australia Pie Competition, when I worked as a producer for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. I must admit its taken me years to get to grips or to […]