Theatre

THE DAMNED UNITED

THE DAMNED UNITED

After a sell-out 2016 run, The Damned United is back in a brilliant new version for football and theatre fans alike. 1974. Brian Clough, the enfant terrible of British football, tries to redeem his career and reputation by winning the European Cup with his new team, Leeds United. The team he has openly despised fir […]

WITH ONE LOOK….

WITH ONE LOOK….

It is very rare these days to see musicals on tour that  deliver five star excellence from  both the cast and creatives, but Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Sunset Boulevard at The Alhambra this week certainly does that. Based on American filmmaker Billy Wilder’s 1950’s award winning film, it tells the story of Norma Desmond, a […]

WAR HORSE

WAR HORSE

Following eight record breaking years in London’s West End and having played in 11 countries around the world the National Theatre’s acclaimed play War Horse returns to Bradford. Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its […]

THIS HOUSE

THIS HOUSE

Rehearsals began this week forJames Graham’scritically acclaimed and prescient political drama examining the 1974 hung parliamentThis House. Designed by Rae Smith (The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe, Barber Shop Chronicles, West Yorkshire Playhouse), This Houseopens at West Yorkshire Playhouse on 23 February. Taking on a new importance in the current political climate This House […]

STILL ALICE

STILL ALICE

Adapted by Christine Mary Dunford and based on the best selling novel by Lisa Genova Still Alice tackles the subject of dementia and is part of a festival of theatre, dementia and hope. Alice Howland is stubborn, clever and driven – a professional at the top of her game. But, diagnosed with an early onsite […]

SUNSET BOULEVARD

SUNSET BOULEVARD

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Ward winning Sunset Boulevard comes to Bradford Alhambra on Monday 5 February to Saturday 10 February. It stars Ria Jones, who performed Norma Desmond at the London Coliseum and Strictly Come Dancing’s Danny Mac as Joe Gillis. In her mansion on Sunset Boulevard faded silent screen goddess Norma Desmond lives in […]

NATIVITY

NATIVITY

Nativity The Musical is set to take its place amongst the theatre’s best loved  Christmas shows. Based  on Debbie Isitt’s trilogy of film of the same name, Isitt has made a wise choice in transferring this  piece of “Sparkle and Shine”, to quote one of its songs, to the stage. The film contained around four […]

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

Paul Holman’s production of Jack and the Beanstalk opens beautifully with an ethereal, fairytale set, dazzling costumes and stylish choreography for that’s what we have come to expect from Holman – traditional pantomime at its best. Sadly this production of Jack and the Beanstalk although its peppered with special effects and story-book sets lacks the […]

A ROARING GOOD SHOW

A ROARING GOOD SHOW

The West Yorkshire Playhouse has excelled this year with its Christmas show. This new stage production of C.S. Lewis’s enduring classic, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, can only be described as a theatrical masterpiece. For the first time in its 27 year history the auditorium has been transformed into an impressive-in-the-round stage. Director, […]

FAT FRIENDS

FAT FRIENDS

Kay Mellor’s highly successful sitcom has taken to the stage as a musical and is delighting Leeds audiences with its content. Although extremely funny and popular when it launched on T.V. back  in 2000,  Fat Friends – The Musical , comes over as rather dated and is certainly not the stuff today’s  major stage musicals […]

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