Theatre

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

Paul Holman’s production of Jack and the Beanstalk opens beautifully with an ethereal, fairytale set, dazzling costumes and stylish choreography for that’s what we have come to expect from Holman – traditional pantomime at its best. Sadly this production of Jack and the Beanstalk although its peppered with special effects and story-book sets lacks the […]

A ROARING GOOD SHOW

A ROARING GOOD SHOW

The West Yorkshire Playhouse has excelled this year with its Christmas show. This new stage production of C.S. Lewis’s enduring classic, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, can only be described as a theatrical masterpiece. For the first time in its 27 year history the auditorium has been transformed into an impressive-in-the-round stage. Director, […]

FAT FRIENDS

FAT FRIENDS

Kay Mellor’s highly successful sitcom has taken to the stage as a musical and is delighting Leeds audiences with its content. Although extremely funny and popular when it launched on T.V. back  in 2000,  Fat Friends – The Musical , comes over as rather dated and is certainly not the stuff today’s  major stage musicals […]

LIFE IS A CABARET

LIFE IS A CABARET

For one week only, Leeds Grand Theatre will play host to Olivier-Award-winning musical, Cabaret, from Tuesday 24th to Saturday 28th October 2017. Produced by Rufus Norris, Director of the National Theatre, Cabaret will star internationally renowned singer/songwriter Will Young, who reprises his Olivier Award-nominated performance as the enigmatic Emcee, musician and presenter Louise Redknapp, who […]

THE MAGIC OF THE MUSICALS

THE MAGIC OF THE MUSICALS

Taking you on a whistle stop tour from the heart of London’s theatre land to the glitz of Broadway, the critically acclaimed MAD ABOUT THE MUSICALS will be visiting Wakefield Theatre Royal for one night only on 13 October – celebrating the very best songs from the shows we all know and love! With a […]

FROM VEGAS TO NEW JERSEY, OZ TO THE SWAMP

FROM VEGAS TO NEW JERSEY, OZ TO THE SWAMP

Our fabulous Grand Theatre has revealed its exciting new programme for 2018. There’s something for everyone, as always including a world premiere Wednesday 7th to Wednesday 14th March NORTHERN BALLET – JANE EYRE With choreography by Cathy Marston and music played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia, Northern Ballet’s brilliant dance actors will bring this ultimate tale […]

MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC

MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC

    Famed throughout the UK for celebrating both old and new music acts, the City Varieties Music Hall  brings several notable names to Leeds this October. On Monday 2nd October, CVMH will screen Black Sabbath – The End of the End (screening of February’s 2017 live recording). The End of The End chronicles the […]

BACK TO THOSE GOOD OLD DAYS

BACK TO THOSE GOOD OLD DAYS

West End leading lady, Marti Webb, comedy legend, Barry Cryer and 2016’s Britain’s Got Talent winner, magician Lance Corporal Richard Jones are just three of the TV and West End stars set to tread the boards in this season’s Good Old Days at the City Varieties Music Hall. Making their Good Old Days debut together, […]

FROM PAGE TO STAGE

FROM PAGE TO STAGE

Having studied Jane Eyre my GCE O level English Literature, I  then  changed schools and examination boards, I found myself doing it for my A level. I loved the novel in fact I couldn’t get enough of it and often years later, especially on long haul flights I’d find myself dipping into the novel again. […]

THOUGH PROVOKING PLAY

THOUGH PROVOKING PLAY

Take a trip back to the techno-thumping 1990s and join THE SHED CREW in Ashtrayland, home of the damned, in an immersive large-scale performance unfolding all around in the vast Albion Electric warehouse. Author Bernard Hare’s ground-breaking 2005 book Urban Grimshaw and the Shed Crew is adapted for the stage for the first time by […]