Theatre

THOUGH PROVOKING PLAY

THOUGH PROVOKING PLAY

Take a trip back to the techno-thumping 1990s and join THE SHED CREW in Ashtrayland, home of the damned, in an immersive large-scale performance unfolding all around in the vast Albion Electric warehouse. Author Bernard Hare’s ground-breaking 2005 book Urban Grimshaw and the Shed Crew is adapted for the stage for the first time by […]

ENERGY GLITZ AND GLAMOUR

ENERGY GLITZ AND GLAMOUR

My first encounter with La Cage aux Follies was in the early hours of the morning whilst living in Australia in the 80’s! I had just finished my late night shift at the studios and was unwinding in front of the T.V. When suddenly on came this black and white sub-titled film that my mother […]

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

Bradford Theatres launch their Autumn season in style as the first UK tour of Beautiful – The Carole King Musical opens at the Alhambra Theatre in September! The musical mania continues with brand new musicals The Band and Cilla The Musical and returning favourites Grease, Blood Brothers and Hairspray. However, it’s not all about the music as we […]

THE BRITISH QUEEN OF BLUES

THE BRITISH QUEEN OF BLUES

Eighties singer/song-writer and Brit Award nominee, Elkie Brooks, is set to appear at Leeds Grand Theatre on Sunday 29th April 2018 for one night only. Originally with the bands Dada and Vinegar Joe, the husky voiced Brooks made her name as a solo artist in the late seventies and eighties, releasing hit singles including ‘Pearl’s […]

HEAVEN AND EARTH

HEAVEN AND EARTH

One night as Sara Jeffs was putting her  6 year old daughter to bed she got the idea for what is set to become one of the most exciting and spectacular new musicals of the decade. For as Sara sat in her daughter’s bedroom  waiting for her to fall sleep she started to reflect in […]

LIFE IS A CABARET

LIFE IS A CABARET

Internationally renowned singer/songwriter, Will Young, reprises his Olivier Award-nominated performance as the enigmatic Emcee alongside musician and presenter Louise Redknapp who makes her stage debut as Sally Bowles in a multi-award winning production of Cabaret when it hits Leeds in October. Cabaret features show-stopping choreography, dazzling costumes and some of the most iconic songs in […]

MAMMA MIA THE MUSICAL

MAMMA MIA THE MUSICAL

Mamma Mia didn’t have a red carpet on its first night – it had a blue one. But red or blue this first night was one of the most exciting the Grand Theatre had seen for some time. The music of ABBA saturated the 70s with some of the finest songs ever written so its […]

MAMMA MIA FOR LEEDS GRAND THEATRE

MAMMA MIA FOR LEEDS GRAND THEATRE

At the last head-count, Mamma Mia! has been seen by 60 million people worldwide. There have been 50 productions of the show fashioned from the ABBA songbook. It has been seen in 16 different languages (including Swedish). Plus, of course, there was the massively successful movie starring Meryl Streep. And yet for all its 18 […]

THE GRADUATE

THE GRADUATE

It is a brave step to transfer an iconic film into a stage play. Sometimes it works and other times it does not. In this particular case Terry Johnson’s adaptation coupled with Lucy Bailey’s direction has resulted in a stylish, funny and emotionally charged production. Terry Johnson draws on both the film and screenplay and […]

THE COMMITMENTS

THE COMMITMENTS

The Commitments, the critically acclaimed musical written by Roddy Doyle, is  at Bradford Alhambra from 8th to 13th May, starring Coronation Street legend Kevin Kennedy, as Jimmy’s Da. It’s 30 years since The Commitments – the world’s hardest working soul band – first burst from the pages of Roddy Doyle’s best-selling novel, Doyle says: “The […]