Theatre

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 […]

LES MISERABLES

LES MISERABLES

Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed production of Boublil and Schonberg’s musical  Les Miserable arrives at The Bradford Alhambra for a five week run from Tuesday 9th July, the only Yorkshire venue on its UK tour. Since Cameron Mackintosh first conceived this new production of Les Miserables in 2009 to celebrate the show’s 25th anniversary it has taken […]

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 […]

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

The prospect of watching a performance of Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens in a former scene-dock didn’t fill me with seasonal joy. For one reason I dislike the works of Charles Dickens whatever genre of the arts they are packaged in. I know they are meant to be representative of   Victorian times and attitudes, but […]

BOURNE’S BRILLIANCE

BOURNE’S BRILLIANCE

When it comes to ballet I am a traditionalist’ I was nearly three when my mother took me to the theatre to see Alicia Markova and Anton Dolan in classical ballet. I have also had the wonderful experience of having seen ballet in places all over the world from Australia to America and back again […]

CHECK IN TO BENIDORM LIVE

CHECK IN TO BENIDORM LIVE

It’s brash, its brazen and at times a little blue but Benidorm Live radiates a wonderful feel good factor across the footlights. I can’t profess to be a regular viewer of this sit-com but over the years I have been what you could term an intermittent viewer, but after seeing the stage show I am […]

CHRISTMAS CAROL EXTENDED

CHRISTMAS CAROL EXTENDED

Leeds Playhouse is extending the run of festive family favourite A Christmas Carol for a further week. Opening at the end of November, this magical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic story will now run until Saturday 19 January. It’s Christmas Eve in Victorian Leeds but the cold-hearted Ebenezer Scrooge hasn’t an ounce of Christmas cheer, […]