Theatre

AN INSPECTOR CALLS AGAIN

AN INSPECTOR CALLS AGAIN

 Stephen Daldry’s production of J B Priestley’s An Inspector Calls has been hailed at the ‘theatrical event of its generation’. Since its debut at the National Theatre in 1992 it has won 19 major awards, including three Olivier awards and four Tony awards, and has played to more than four million theatregoers worldwide.  What many […]

PLAYHOUSE FORMS ITS OWN ENSEMBLE

PLAYHOUSE FORMS ITS OWN ENSEMBLE

Ten Northern actors have formed the Leeds Playhouse Ensemble, a  repertory company who will perform in a selection of productions throughout the Playhouse’s unique year-long Pop-Up season. Leeds Playhouse Artistic Director James Brining said: “We have had an incredible month here at the Playhouse which was kick-started with the change of the theatre’s name at […]

THE SECRET GARDEN IS ‘BLOOMIN’ MARVELLOUS

THE SECRET GARDEN IS ‘BLOOMIN’ MARVELLOUS

Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic novel The Secret Garden is far from a fairy tale. The book has a  hidden dark side, sometimes frightening and ugly with undercurrents of abuse and hints of cruelty. Yet despite this The Secret Garden is a powerful story that extols the wonders of nature and its power to transform lives. […]

MISS SAIGON

MISS SAIGON

Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of the legendary musical Miss Saigon is coming to The Alhambra, Bradford for a season. A recent smash hit in the West End and on Broadway, this epic production with a company of 60 lands at the theatre on 19 September until the 20th October. In the last days of […]

THE SECRET GARDEN

THE SECRET GARDEN

It’s 1910 and spoilt, lonely Mary Lennox lives a life of luxury in India with her aristocratic parents. But when an unexpected twist of fate suddenly leaves her orphaned, she is sent to live with an unknown uncle in Misselthwaite Manor – a mysterious place – on the wild Yorkshire Moors. With the help of […]

SEARCH FOR THE RAILWAY CHILDREN

SEARCH FOR THE RAILWAY CHILDREN

A leading Leeds youth theatre academy is looking for young performers – experienced and beginners – to star in a show that will be staged at Scarborough’s Open Air Theatre in August this year. On Stage Academy is based at The Carriageworks Theatre in Leeds city centre; it regularly puts out calls for new stars […]

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN

The buzz word in theatre today is adaptation and ninety per cent of the shows I review, and I review a lot, fall into this category. Normally I have seen the film or read the book ,whatever genre I may be reviewing, but I hadn’t read Paula Hawkins novel or seen the subsequent film. I […]

BRILLIANT SUNSHINE ON THE LEITH

BRILLIANT SUNSHINE ON THE LEITH

There’s an old showbiz saying that goes ‘always send ‘em away wanting more’ and that is true of West Yorkshire Playhouse Artistic Director, James Brining inspired choice of Sunshine on the Leith as  the production that sees the Quarry Theatre close its doors for a year for major renovations to take place. As a theatre […]

BOOK EARLY FOR CHRISTMAS

BOOK EARLY FOR CHRISTMAS

This Christmas will see J.M. Barrie’s magical story of Peter Pan brought to life in gigantic proportions on some of the biggest stages in the country. Starring Martin Kemp and Milton Jones, Peter Pan – The Arena Adventure will play at  Leeds First Direct Arena between 21-23 December. Reprising his role as the ultimate baddie […]

HARD TIMES

HARD TIMES

Following the success of For Love or Money and Cyrano, Northern Broadsides are returning to West Yorkshire Playhouse this May with Deborah McAndrew’s witty new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ novel Hard Times. Transporting the Playhouse back to the 1854 Northern Powerhouse, Hard Times sees the vibrant, joyful Sleary’s circus interrupt the dark landscape of the […]

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