Theatre

A COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY

A COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY

Mischief Theatre’s Olivier Award-nominated West End hit, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, is set to break into Leeds Grand Theatre from Monday 22 to Saturday 27 October 2018. Following the phenomenal sell-out success of its multi award-winning comedy, The Play That Goes Wrong, Mischief’s The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is a fast and fabulous […]

HOW TO BE HUMAN

HOW TO BE HUMAN

We can’t stop the future from arriving no matter what drugs we are on. But even if nearly every part of us becomes robotic, mechanical fingers crossed we still have our minds. Hopefully we will use them fro things like compassion, instead of just changing what’s better like a hamster on a wheel. If we […]

CHECK IN NOW OPEN

CHECK IN NOW OPEN

The award winning comedy Benidorm celebrates over a decade of all-inclusive hilarity, having followed the ensemble cast of holiday makers and staff for ten series since it was first broadcast in 2007. Darren Litten has now written an all new set of Alicante escapes for the much-loved cast members as they sap sangria for the […]

A MUST SEE PIECE OF THEATRE

A MUST SEE PIECE OF THEATRE

To celebrate the 250th anniversary of The Leeds Library, Leeds Playhouse in partnership with The Leeds Library and Leeds Libraries have commissioned a brand new play celebrating the legacy of the historic institution. The Things We Wouldn’t Otherwise Find, written by West Yorkshire writer Emma Adams (Tiny Shoes, Leeds Playhouse and Brontë Parsonage, Animals, Theatre […]

THE GRAND OLD DAME OF YORK

THE GRAND OLD DAME OF YORK

Forty years on Berwick Kaler still reigns supreme as York Theatre Royal’s Dame and celebrates with an original pantomime called, appropriately enough, The Grand Old Dame of York from 13 December 2018 to 2 February 2019. Casting is complete and fans can rest assured he’ll be joined by regular York panto family members Martin Barrass, […]

CHRISTMAS CAROL EXTENDED

CHRISTMAS CAROL EXTENDED

Leeds Playhouse is extending the run of festive family favourite A Christmas Carol for a further week. Opening at the end of November, this magical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic story will now run until Saturday 19 January. It’s Christmas Eve in Victorian Leeds but the cold-hearted Ebenezer Scrooge hasn’t an ounce of Christmas cheer, […]

OH YES IT IS….

OH YES IT IS….

The stars of this year’s spectacular family pantomime Aladdin proved it’s never too early to prepare for a magic carpet ride to Old Peking by getting into the festive spirit and launching this year’s pantomime adventure, Aladdin, which opens at the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford on Saturday 8 December. Billy Pearce will lead the cast […]

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 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 […]

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