Theatre

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, […]

PLAYHOUSE FORMS ITS OWN ENSEMBLE

PLAYHOUSE FORMS ITS OWN ENSEMBLE

Ten Northern actors have formed the Leeds Playhouse Ensemble, a  repertory company who will perform in a selection of productions throughout the Playhouse’s unique year-long Pop-Up season. Leeds Playhouse Artistic Director James Brining said: “We have had an incredible month here at the Playhouse which was kick-started with the change of the theatre’s name at […]

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN

The buzz word in theatre today is adaptation and ninety per cent of the shows I review, and I review a lot, fall into this category. Normally I have seen the film or read the book ,whatever genre I may be reviewing, but I hadn’t read Paula Hawkins novel or seen the subsequent film. I […]

BRILLIANT SUNSHINE ON THE LEITH

BRILLIANT SUNSHINE ON THE LEITH

There’s an old showbiz saying that goes ‘always send ‘em away wanting more’ and that is true of West Yorkshire Playhouse Artistic Director, James Brining inspired choice of Sunshine on the Leith as  the production that sees the Quarry Theatre close its doors for a year for major renovations to take place. As a theatre […]

BOOK EARLY FOR CHRISTMAS

BOOK EARLY FOR CHRISTMAS

This Christmas will see J.M. Barrie’s magical story of Peter Pan brought to life in gigantic proportions on some of the biggest stages in the country. Starring Martin Kemp and Milton Jones, Peter Pan – The Arena Adventure will play at  Leeds First Direct Arena between 21-23 December. Reprising his role as the ultimate baddie […]