Theatre

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 […]

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 […]