Theatre

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 […]

SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS

SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS

Following last year’s smash hit production of The Secret Garden, York Theatre Royal takes a fresh look at another children’s classic in this summer’s family show, Arthur Ransome’s Swallows & Amazons, from 26 July to 24 August. The story tells of the Walker and Blackett children’s adventurous school holiday in the Lake District as they […]

ITS GOOD TO TALK

ITS GOOD TO TALK

Saturday 1 June 2019 -SOFIE HAGEN: BUBBLEWRAP, HAPPY FAT After a total sell-out of her Dead Baby Frog tour in 2018, Sofie returns to Leeds City Varieties with the show that won her the Edinburgh Fringe Best Newcomer award, Bubblewrap, all about self-acceptance and mental health. Plus, a first chance to hear her read from […]

YORKSHIRE’S OWN SNOW WHITE

YORKSHIRE’S OWN SNOW WHITE

Three Bears Productions has been bringing pantomimes to Grand Opera House York since 2016.  This year they have been seeking a local actor for the principal girl role in Snow White. From all the applications, 30 were invited to take part in the auditions held at the theatre, from which a dozen were shortlisted for the […]

YOU COULD FOLLOW THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD

YOU COULD FOLLOW THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD

Leeds Playhouse has today announced they’ll be hosting open auditions to cast young people to play the roles of Dorothy and the Young Ensemble in their much-loved family musical The Wizard of Oz opening later this year. This is a fantastic opportunity for young actors to perform in the first Christmas production in the Playhouse’s […]

EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE

EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE

It’s coming to the Grand Theatre next year on the first step of its first national tour – the smash-hit and critically acclaimed West End musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. Based on true events, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is the story of Jamie New, a sixteen-year-old boy who lives on a council estate in Sheffield. […]

A THEATRICAL TRIUMPH

A THEATRICAL TRIUMPH

Few modern musicals have enjoyed greater success than Matilda. Tim Minchin’s music and lyrics, Marcus Warchus’s direction and Dennis Kelly’s book have combined to create a musical that can only be described as a  theatrical triumph. Based on Roald Dahl’s most loved children’s book Matilda, it tells the story of a little girl with a […]

THE BODYGUARD RETURNS

THE BODYGUARD RETURNS

Alexandra Burke returns to star in the smash hit musical The Bodyguard at the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford from Tuesday 26 – Saturday 7 December – and tickets are on sale now. This award winning musical is guaranteed to be a sell out. Based on Lawrence Kasdan’s 1992 Oscar nominated Warner Brothers movie starring Whitney […]

BOOK EARLY FOR NEXT CHRISTMAS

BOOK EARLY FOR NEXT CHRISTMAS

  There’s no place like home for Leeds Playhouse this Christmas as it stages the spectacular masterpiece The Wizard of Oz in the newly redeveloped Quarry theatre. Directed by Leeds Playhouse Artistic Director James Brining, this new production of the cherished classic will play from 20 November 2019 until 25 January 2020. A timeless story […]