Theatre

HOT FLUSH – THE MUSICAL

HOT FLUSH – THE MUSICAL

Meet Myra, Sylvia, Helen and Jessica aka The Hot Flush Club, hitting the menopause years disgracefully. Share in the friendships and secrets, the laughs, the tears and the ups and downs of four ordinary women – and one man – living extraordinary lives. Myra’s a successful divorce barrister whose rat of a husband has left […]

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN

The Girl on the Train comes straight to the Alhambra from the West End. Rachel Watson longs for a different life, Her only escape is the perfect couple she watches through the train window every day, happy and so in love or so it appears. When Rachel learns that the woman she’s been secretly watching […]

CALLING ALL PLAY LOVERS

CALLING ALL PLAY LOVERS

Following a successful return of repertory to Harrogate Theatre in 2018, this autumn HT Rep will return with another three classic shows over a three-week period, all by one company and one cast. Did you know that Dame Judi Dench, Sir Ian McKellen, Imelda Staunton, and Vanessa Redgrave all began as actors in repertory theatre? […]

READY TO DO THE TIME WARP?

READY TO DO THE TIME WARP?

Dammit Janet, Richard O’Brien’s legendary musical, The Rocky Horror Show, returns to Leeds Grand Theatre from Monday 19 to Saturday 24 August 2019. Since first opening in London in June 1973, The Rocky Horror Show has become the world’s favourite rock ‘n’ roll musical, having been performed worldwide for 45 years in more than 30 […]

HIGH JINKS, HIGH DRAMA AND HIGH SPIRITS

HIGH JINKS, HIGH DRAMA AND HIGH SPIRITS

Emma Rice’s Wise Children company return with Enid Blyton’s Malory Towers in York Theatre Royal’s autumn-winter season which also features new productions of Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge and Athol Fugard’s Hello and Goodbye. Touring shows include the first revival of Sarah Waters The Night Watch and the return of Susan Hill’s chilling […]

LOOK WHAT’S COMING TO THE GRAND THEATRE…

LOOK WHAT’S COMING TO THE GRAND THEATRE…

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER  -Tues 27 – Sat 31 Aug 2019 Marking 40 years since its UK cinema release, Saturday Night Fever is spectacularly reimagined in this new music and dance extravaganza.Telling the story of Tony Manero – a working-class boy from Brooklyn who escapes the harsh realities of life when he embarks on a reckless […]

THE PET SHOP BOYS JOIN PRODUCTION TEAM

THE PET SHOP BOYS JOIN PRODUCTION TEAM

Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe of iconic British pop duo Pet Shop Boys join the production team for upcoming stage adaptation of Hanif Kureishi’s My Beautiful Laundrette. Playing at Leeds Playhouse this October, the iconic duo will create original music to bring the 80s-set drama to life. Since their first record release in 1984, Pet Shop Boys have sold over 50 million records worldwide. […]

THE LADY VANISHES

THE LADY VANISHES

What a joy  I thought to see a play take to stage at The Grand Theatre after a long season of back to back musicals. When I was young  I remember going to the Grand with my mother, week after week and sitting in the Balcony at the 5.00pm performance. I saw exceptional plays with […]

LES MISERABLES THE EPIC MUSICAL

LES MISERABLES THE EPIC MUSICAL

On its opening night almost thirty five years ago Les Misérables received a 10 minute standing ovation   – and even today the finale of this musical still has the power to bring the audience to its feet. Starting life in 1978 when Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil began work on a stage musical adaptation of […]

ITS THE GREATEST SHOW

ITS THE GREATEST SHOW

I had no idea what to expect when I set off to review Amelie The Musical. I had not seen the film nor read the book and had only briefly looked at the publicity material. But I can say most emphatically that I just did not expect what I was about to experience. It’s a […]

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