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: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory The Musical at Leeds Playhouse

Friday 25th November 2022 at Leeds Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ When a show features “Pure Imagination” as its musical heart-stone, the production itself must surely match the description, and Leeds Playhouse delivers the goods with plenty of spectacle, heart and a lovely cast in their production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory The Musical. As one of... Continue Reading →

Review: Fisherman’s Friends The Musical (Touring)

Wednesday 9th November 2022 at Leeds Grand Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ If you’re a fan of any kind of foot-stomping, roof-raising, mood-lifting choral singing, you’ll love Fisherman’s Friends The Musical. Packed to the gunnels with snatches or full length ditties and sea shanties, this show offers a two in one: an engaging story of love and loss... 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: The Importance of Being Earnest (Touring)

Monday 12th September 2022 at Leeds Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Any mention of The Importance of Being Earnest is often sure to evoke a dramatic exclamation of “A HANDBAG?!”. At long last I know why, and it doesn’t disappoint. Considered a classic of Oscar Wilde’s catalogue, the play certainly receives great treatment here thanks to a brilliant... 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: The White Card at Leeds Playhouse

Thursday 26th May 2022 at Leeds Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Claudia Rankine’s The White Card explores the ways in which white people engage with the stories, experiences and art of Black people. It questions the motivation behind our consumption of such stories and how often white people engage at a privileged arm’s length rather than recognising themselves... Continue Reading →

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