Theatre

THE BODYGUARD – THE SMASH HIT MUSICAL

THE BODYGUARD – THE SMASH HIT MUSICAL

The international award winning musical based on the film The Bodyguard is back at the Alhambra from 26 November to 7 December. Following her West End run Alexandra Burke returns to the role of Rachel Marron in this production in Bradford. Former Secret Service Agent turned bodyguard Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel […]

A PIECE OF HISTORY…..

A PIECE OF HISTORY…..

A two-part theatre production that opens with a celebration of the history of Leeds theatres will take to the stage of the country’s longest running music hall next month. Two pieces of  Yorkshire history come to the stage at Leeds City Varieties on 9 November. The first is a piece of Leeds’s theatrical history. It […]

BOOK EARLY FOR…….

BOOK EARLY FOR…….

From West End Classics to Hot Historical Hits they are all coming to The Grand Theatre at Leeds next year.   CABARET Tue 3 – Sat 7 March Bill Kenwright presents the multi-award winning production of Kander and Ebb’s landmark musical, Cabaret, starring John Partridge (Celebrity MasterChef 2018, EastEnders, A Chorus Line, Chicago, La Cage Aux Folles) as Emcee, Kara Lily Hayworth (Cilla The […]

LES MISERABLES COMES TO THE GRAND

LES MISERABLES COMES TO THE GRAND

Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Les Misérables is set to run at Leeds Grand Theatre from Thursday 23 July to Saturday 15 August 2020. Since Cameron Mackintosh first conceived this new production of Les Misérables in 2009 to celebrate the show’s 25th anniversary it has taken the world by storm. Originally touring the UK throughout 2009/10, and […]

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? […]

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 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 […]