A passion for inventiveness

A passion for inventiveness

The passion and precision of the late Baroque era comes to the Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall on Sunday 17 January for the latest in the University of Leeds International Concert Series, with a Tchaikovsky gem bookended by two 18th century works that inspired it. The Orchestra of Opera North and their award-winning Principal Cello Jessica […]

A SEASON OF GREAT AND GLORIOUS OPERA

A SEASON OF GREAT AND GLORIOUS OPERA

The Winter Season arrives at Opera North with a dramatic new production of Giordano’s passionate tragedy Andrea Chénier, alongside the welcome revival of two much-loved favourites: Mozart’s Così fan tutte and Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore. The season opens at Leeds Grand Theatre on 19 January 2016 before touring to three of the North’s most prestigious venues […]

BELLISSIMO

BELLISSIMO

Greek Street is rapidly becoming known as ‘Little Italy’ due to the plethora of Italian restaurants that have surfaced there over the last few years. However one stands above the rest – Carluccio’s. Newly refurbished and with a cosmopolitan air Carluccio’s can be exactly what you want it to be. Perfect for breakfast or an […]

PERFECTION ON POINT

PERFECTION ON POINT

In his forward David Nixon says The Nutcracker has been part of his life for 40 years. This beautiful ballet has also been part of my Christmas since I was little more than a toddler. In those days most of the major theatres put on pantomimes at Christmas but some did manage to fit in […]

A GIANT PRODUCTION

A GIANT PRODUCTION

Jack and the Beanstalk has fabulous sets, spectacular costumes, vibrant choreography and a brilliant live musical accompaniment and one of the best giants I have ever seen – but that’s as far as it goes! Maybe its time that New Pantomime Productions stood back and took a look at its scripts, casting and plots which […]

SPECTACULAR AND MAGICAL

SPECTACULAR AND MAGICAL

Just when you think it can’t possibly get any better Qdos Entertainment come up with a bigger, better and more spectacular pantomime. Jack and the Beanstalk literally explodes on stage and is the ultimate pantomime entertainment with breathtaking sets, lavish costumes and totally amazing special effects. But pantomime at The Alhambra would not be pantomime […]

A GREAT TRADITION

A GREAT TRADITION

With no big names or special effects Tony Peers is renown for presenting traditional pantomime as pantomime should be and Dick Whittington is no exception. It’s two hours of solid family magical entertainment filled with side splitting humour and audience participation. There are colourful sets and sparkling costumes, you can hiss the baddie, cheer the […]

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG

Since it was first released in 1968, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang has been loved by generations of children and grownups. And now there’s the chance to re-discover this magical tale billed as ‘The most fantasmagorical stage musical in the history of everything’ at West Yorkshire Playhouse and take my word for it – it is. […]

PANTOMIME MAGIC

PANTOMIME MAGIC

Paul Holman’s traditional family pantomimes are renowned for their spectacular sets and lavish costumes and Aladdin is no exception. However this year’s production at The Carriageworks Theatre is lacking in one essential ingredient slapstick comedy and brash belly laugh humour. Despite having a fine comedy team led by Carriageworks favourite, the inimitable Jez Edwards (Wishee […]

LEEDS DOCK’S FESTIVE CHEER

LEEDS DOCK’S FESTIVE CHEER

Leeds Dock will throw open the doors of pop-up riverside bar Dock 29 next Tuesday (December 15th) to welcome Sky moving into the area and offer a plethora of winter warming cocktails, sparkling wines and beers. The eclectic space will comprise of chic furniture, rich fabrics and a suspended aeroplane to offer a contemporary urban […]