Theatre

Sex N Docks N Rock N Roll – Red Ladder Theatre Company

Sex N Docks N Rock N Roll – Red Ladder Theatre Company

Sex N Docks N Rock N Roll – Red Ladder Theatre Company After last year’s success with Big Society starring Phil Jupitus, the Red Ladder Theatre Company is back at Leeds City Varieties with their latest production of Sex N Docks N Rock N Roll. Written by Boff Whalley, former member of anarchist pop band […]

The Good and The True

The Good and The True

As National Holocaust Memorial Day approaches on 27th January, historical memoir-based play ‘The Good and The True’ will premiere at the Carriageworks in Leeds on 22nd January before transferring to London throughout January and February. The play explores the real life stories of holocaust survivors Milos Dobry and Hana Pravda, who felt they were simply […]

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

I have been to many LIDOS (Leeds Insurance Dramatic & Operatic Society) productions over the last decade, both pantomimes and also musicals and have always found them to be of a very high standard. When Insurevue disbanded in 1973, it seemed that the end was in sight for amateur dramatics within the insurance industry in […]

LEEDS GRAND THEATRE!

LEEDS GRAND THEATRE!

Leeds Grand Theatre continues to bring major productions to the region with a host of West End musicals, comedy, dance and drama. This Wednesday 16th January another seven shows go on sale. Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers – the story of twins separated at birth and raised on opposite sides of the track – is a […]

DANGEROUS CORNER

DANGEROUS CORNER

Dangerous Corner, a mystery-thriller written wonderfully by Bradford’s own widely-acclaimed J.B. Priestley, is running at the Bingley Little Theatre under the capable direction of Robin Martin. The production opens on Monday 14 January and runs until Saturday 19 January at Bingley Arts Centre. This is the earliest of the three plays in which J B […]

YOUNG PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES ENCOUNTER AN EXTRA–RELAXED SLEEPING BEAUTY

YOUNG PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES ENCOUNTER AN EXTRA–RELAXED SLEEPING BEAUTY

Families will experience an especially relaxed SLEEPING BEAUTY on Friday 11 January as West Yorkshire Playhouse stages two Relaxed Performances of its Christmas show. The Playhouse’s pioneering Relaxed Performances have been developed to meet the specific needs of young people with learning disabilities and their families. Created by West Yorkshire Playhouse with the support of […]

Kenny Davies – Local Lad Made Good

Kenny Davies – Local Lad Made Good

I first met Kenny Davies when he was a young teenager and was auditioning for Junior “Stars in their Eyes” where I was one of the judges on the panel for the Yorkshire regional heats held at St George’s Hall in Bradford. Kenny took on the persona of one of his idols, Buddy Holly, and […]

Cinderella

Cinderella

For over 75 years The Alhambra has been synonymous with spectacular pantomimes and this year’s production is no exception. With its breathtaking sets, lavish costumes and amazing transformation scenes and some startling special effects Cinderella can only be described as magical. The mainstay of the panto for 14 years has been Billy Pearce “My name’s […]

West Yorkshire Playhouse – New Season

West Yorkshire Playhouse – New Season

Under the leadership of new Artistic Director James Brining, who we hope to have an interview with shortly on the site, West Yorkshire Playhouse is starting a new chapter in 2013. Through a process of bold re-imagining and evaluation the Playhouse will be reassessing relationships with artists and audiences, with communities from across the region […]

One Man Two Guvnors

One Man Two Guvnors

There had been much hype over the last year about this particular production and I really wasn’t sure what to expect from an adaptation of a 250 year old Italian comedy, The Servant of Two Masters. What I actually experienced at the opening night of this play was one of the funniest evenings I have […]