A FLIGHT OF FANTASY

A FLIGHT OF FANTASY

v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} Cirque du Soleil’s  first-ever UK arena tour of its signature production, Varekai is coming to Leeds. The critically-acclaimed show, updated and featuring new acts yet to be seen in the UK will visit Leeds’ First Direct Arena in February The story of Varekai is enchanting and exciting. […]

A TALE AS OLD AS TIME

A TALE AS OLD AS TIME

The story of Cinderella, as we know it, goes back to the 17th century. Heavily embroiled in folklore, it’s a magical tale and Paul Holman’s production dispenses true fairytale magic with a new take on the opening that both  visually and artistically appealing It’s a seamless production and Holman has given the story a nip […]

A SWASHBUCKLING PANTOMIME ADVENTURE

A SWASHBUCKLING PANTOMIME ADVENTURE

The festive season isn’t complete without a visit to a pantomime. And likewise the pantomime at Bradford Alhambra wouldn’t be complete without its stalwart comic of 18 years the inimitable Billy Pearce. Just when you think it can’t possibly get any better QDOS have pulled out every stop to make Peter Pan one of its […]

COME DANCING

COME DANCING

To take  a film and turn it into a stage musical is always a risky business. Sometimes it works and sometimes it does not. In the case of Strictly Ballroom, its only the electrifying choreography, glitzy costumes and  excellently designed set that pull it through. The musical struggles at times hanging between a   tribute nostalgia […]

HANDEL’S MESSIAH AT THE TOWN HALL

HANDEL’S MESSIAH AT THE TOWN HALL

Leeds Philharmonic Chorus joins forces with the International Baroque Players to perform Handel’s Messiah at Leeds Town Hall on Saturday 10 December. Composed in 1741, Handel’s Messiah is an oratorio in three parts portraying Christ as the world’s saviour. The work features the very popular Hallelujah Chorus which was used in the soundtrack to the […]

FROM THE WEST END

FROM THE WEST END

It’s December; Pantomimes have started, advent calendars opened, town is hectic and the Party Season has officially begun. Not to be left out of the celebrations The Grand Theatre is getting ready to welcome a bit of Dublin Soul to its stage next week as The Commitments hits Leeds opening on Monday 5th December for […]

THE ULTIMATE SPELL BINDING PANTOMIME

THE ULTIMATE SPELL BINDING PANTOMIME

More of a fairy tale drama it’s not an easy task to give Sleeping Beauty the full pantomime treatment but The City Varieties  have pulled out all stops and achieved the ultimate spell-binding pantomime entertainment. Sleeping Beauty has beautiful story book sets, traditional side-splitting humour, a dream team of pantomime favourites and more glitz and […]

THE FULL MONTY

THE FULL MONTY

I’ve always regarded The Full Monty as the male equivalent to Calendar Girls. Emerging several years after the  Yorkshire W.I. ladies bared not quite everything, The Full Monty evened up the score giving the boys the chance to reveal their ‘naughty bits’ .The secret of  their success lies with their ability to  win their audiences […]

A VIENNESE WHIRL

A VIENNESE WHIRL

Join us in the magnificent surroundings of Leeds Town Hall on New Year’s Eve as we celebrate the festive season with a wonderful afternoon concert of Viennese waltzes, marches and polkas on Saturday 31 December at 3pm. Free glass of bubbly or orange juice with all tickets! Having lived in Vienna for the past twenty […]

CHICAGO SIZZLES

CHICAGO SIZZLES

Chicago remains the second longest running musical on Broadway and it’s easy to understand why. It’s stylish, sassy and there’s something about Chicago that never fails to razzle dazzle its audience. Based on a play by a mild-mannered minister’s daughter from Indiana, who as a junior reporter was assigned to cover the trials of women […]

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