Theatre

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas……..For most people that means tasting their first mince pie or getting that ultra early Christmas card. For me its always been experiencing a performance of Tchaikovsky’s nutcracker – and this year the icing was truly on the Christmas cake with a performance at St Georges Hall by […]

Cinderella: The Rock ‘N Roll Panto

Cinderella: The Rock ‘N Roll Panto

Visits to two Pantos in a week – It’s getting to look a lot like Christmas, as Mr Buble’s song goes! And what another Christmas cracker this one is at Leeds City Varieties. A hugely talented cast, fabulous set design and 110% enthusiasm from all the performers makes this one of the best family pantos […]

Robin Hood & His Men in Tights

Robin Hood & His Men in Tights

Well, it’s that time of year again (Oh no it isn’t, Oh Yes it is) and we know it must be nearing Christmas when the Pantomime season starts. And this first one in the area is a real Christmas cracker from the Carpetbaggers Theatre Company in Guiseley. Producer Steven Clark and Director Martin Holmes have […]

The Mousetrap

The Mousetrap

Originally first performed as a 30 minute radio drama entitled “Three Blind Mice” it was commissioned by the BBC after discussions with King George VI to celebrate the 80th birthday of his mother Queen Mary in May 1952. Agatha Christie then extended this to the two hour stage drama that has now been running continuously […]

Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure

Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure

St Mary’s Youth Theatre from Garforth are celebrating their twentieth anniversary this year, having started in 1993 and over the years they have produced many exciting shows, initially in the Garforth area with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and more recently at The Carriageworks Theatre in Leeds. Steve Archdale started the group back in […]

Cinderella The Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto

Cinderella The Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto

Rehearsals are underway for Cinderella The Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto at Leeds City Varieties Music Hall. The costumed-cast and (plain-clothed) crew gathered at the theatre with their musical instruments to get rocking and rehearsing. The City Varieties pantomime has a set list akin to a full-on gig. Each of the actors plays an instrument and […]

Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof

I have to admit at the outset that Fiddler on the Roof is one of my favourite musicals with such a moving storyline and I was certainly not disappointed with Brass Neck Theatre’s production of this show this week at Yeadon Town Hall. Royston Bayfield, the producer, has honed this production to perfection and every […]

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

The story of a prince transformed into a beast and a beautiful girl with a heart pure enough to see through his frightful exterior first appeared as early as 1740. Since then there have been literally hundreds of different adaptations of the story. It has been a film, play, pantomime, cartoon and most recently a […]

Cinderella!

Cinderella!

Yorkshire’s biggest pantomime, Cinderella, which opened to packed houses and glowing reviews on Saturday 15 December 2012 continues its run at the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford until 3 February. The pantomime stars Billy Pearce, Lynda Bellingham, Brendan Sheerin and a full supporting cast of performers, singers and dancers, including the ever-popular Sunbeams. Francis Laidler, who […]

Leeds Guide Listing – w/e 180113

Leeds Guide Listing – w/e 180113

Cinderella – Alhambra Theatre – 15 December to 3 February Cinderella will be brought magically to life with an abundance of comedy, striking sets and amazing costumes. Starring Billy Pearce, Lynda Bellingham & Brendan Sheerin in another unmissable pantomime! Goldilocks and the Three Bears – Carriageworks – 10 January to 19 January Following the award […]

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