Review: Les Misérables (Touring)

Tuesday 29th November 2022 at Leeds Grand Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ It’s always a bit nerve-racking, seeing a bona fide sensation with the kind of reputation that Les Misérables has for the first time. The songs of this show have somehow found their way into the psyche - whether from tongue-in-cheek cameos in sitcoms or as a... Continue Reading →

Review: South Pacific (Touring)

Tuesday 1st November 2022 at Leeds Grand Theatre ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ In a time of so many exciting adaptations and daring modernisations of classics, this production of South Pacific from director Daniel Evans is a shining example of how the “golden oldies” can maintain their appeal without very much tinkering at all. Set on a South Pacific... Continue Reading →

Review: Derren Brown’s Showman (Tour)

Tuesday 23rd August 2022 at Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera House. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Derren Brown’s Showman is certainly one of the most aptly named shows out there. Brown is many things on stage: storyteller, comedian, illusionist, mentalist - he is a gifted entertainer and his showmanship delivers an impressively captivating few hours. If you’ve seen any... Continue Reading →

Review: Jersey Boys (Tour)

Wednesday 27th July 2022 at Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera House. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Jersey Boys is ultimately a cracking hit parade celebrating one of the best singing groups of the 1960’s: The Four Seasons. It’s a lively, sharply delivered show which offers comedy and drama as bookends to a fantastic catalogue of toe tapping classics. We... Continue Reading →

Review: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Tour)

Wednesday 13th July 2022 at Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera house. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewer: Rachael D From the moment the multi-coloured curtain lifted and the orchestra struck up the overture, this production, directed by Laurence Connor, swept the audience along in a celebration of a beloved musical. Our narrator, Linzi Hateley, was the star of the... Continue Reading →

Review: Dreamgirls (Touring)

Wednesday 22nd June 2022 at Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera House. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ It’s not until you see Dreamgirls live on stage that you truly understand what it takes to bring it to life for audiences. The sheer graft on display from a gifted cast is fantastic to watch when it comes to spectacle and story,... Continue Reading →

Review: Chicago the Musical (Touring)

Tuesday 10th May 2022 at Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera House. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Chicago features some of the most iconic sights and sounds of musical theatre and it’s always a pleasure to behold, whether live or in its immortalised movie form. With Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse (based Maurine Dallas Watkins’ play) and the... Continue Reading →

Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Touring)

Tuesday 13th April 2022 at Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera House. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a particularly exemplary adaptation. In the hands of Simon Stephens as adaptor and Marianne Elliott as director, it takes its source material - the brilliant best-selling novel by Mark Haddon - and transforms... Continue Reading →

Review: School of Rock (Touring)

Monday 4th April 2022 at Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera House. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This stage adaptation of the popular 2003 film is a treat. Not just because it features a cracking cast, but because it features a fantastic group of multi-talented young actor-musos who play their instruments live each night while telling us a witty and... Continue Reading →

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