Theatre

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 […]

Wind in The Willows

Wind in The Willows

Over the last few years West Yorkshire Playhouse has produced a sumptuous feast of entertainment for its audiences over the Christmas and New Year period. Ian Brown, former artistic director at the Playhouse until this last Summer, has returned as Director of this production and in this he lovingly brings to life the adventures of […]

Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk

Despite lavish sets and costumes, and a talented cast of panto favourites Jack and The Beanstalk lacks the sparkle, vitality and brash, belly laugh humour that we have come to expect from Paul Holman productions. This year’s offering is also thin on the ground with audience participation as there are few opportunities to hiss, boo […]

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 […]