DAD’S SPECIAL DAY

DAD’S SPECIAL DAY

Make sure June 18 is clearly marked on your calendar. That’s the day we give a big thank you to our dad. If you are struggling what to give dad and don’t want to fall into the socks and car cleaning kit then why not give him a gift that he can really pamper himself […]

HEAVEN AND EARTH

HEAVEN AND EARTH

One night as Sara Jeffs was putting her  6 year old daughter to bed she got the idea for what is set to become one of the most exciting and spectacular new musicals of the decade. For as Sara sat in her daughter’s bedroom  waiting for her to fall sleep she started to reflect in […]

LIFE IS A CABARET

LIFE IS A CABARET

Internationally renowned singer/songwriter, Will Young, reprises his Olivier Award-nominated performance as the enigmatic Emcee alongside musician and presenter Louise Redknapp who makes her stage debut as Sally Bowles in a multi-award winning production of Cabaret when it hits Leeds in October. Cabaret features show-stopping choreography, dazzling costumes and some of the most iconic songs in […]

AN AMAZING FUNNY GIRL

AN AMAZING FUNNY GIRL

When I go to the theatre I go to see a particular production whether it be Shakespeare or Sondheim. My vision of a show is the total package, made up of different elements each one as important as the other for its success, perhaps this stems from my theatrical background and  family members who had […]

I CAN’T GET THROUGH JUNE WITHOUT….

I CAN’T GET THROUGH JUNE WITHOUT….

Whether getting beach-ready or wanting to look your best for that special occasion, wedding, the races or summer party then the beauty counters are loaded with new and exciting products to help you on your way. MATCH YOUR MOOD Make your bath or shower a real treat with Jo Malone’s Exfoliating Shower Gel in three […]

THE FANTASTIC MR FOX

THE FANTASTIC MR FOX

Boggis, Bunce and Bean, three greedy, smelly, horrid farmers hate the cunning Mr Fox. Mr Fox is smart, clever and rather fantastic, but he doesn’t realise how determined the farmers are to get revenge. Can he hatch a plan to save his family and friends? Can they outrun the diggers and outsmart the farmers? And […]

BARBER’S SHOP TALES

BARBER’S SHOP TALES

A dynamic new play inspired by a real Leeds barber opens at West Yorkshire Playhouse on Wednesday July 12. Barber Shop Chronicles, by rising literary star, Inua Ellams (Black T-Shirt Collection, National Theatre, The 14th Tale, Fringe First winner), centres around the conversations African men have in barber shops, and the role they play in […]

SUMMER SOLSTICE FESTIVAL

SUMMER SOLSTICE FESTIVAL

Running for its sixth year, South Asian Arts-uk (SAA-uk) will host its musically mesmerising Summer Solstice festival in collaboration with Opera North for the first time. To mark the longest day of the year, this year’s festival will take place in Leeds on Wednesday 21st June in the Howard Assembly Room at Opera North on […]

A MONTH OF MADNESS AND MIRTH

A MONTH OF MADNESS AND MIRTH

This month the world-famous City Varieties Music Hall is getting ready to welcome a host of comedy, music, kids’ shows and dramas to its small and perfectly formed stage. Designed for young people the famous Horrible Histories started its life in books before becoming a very popular children’s TV programme. As it turned out, historical […]

MAMMA MIA THE MUSICAL

MAMMA MIA THE MUSICAL

Mamma Mia didn’t have a red carpet on its first night – it had a blue one. But red or blue this first night was one of the most exciting the Grand Theatre had seen for some time. The music of ABBA saturated the 70s with some of the finest songs ever written so its […]

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