Review: Grease (Touring)

Wednesday 26th June 2019 at The Grand Theatre and Opera House, Leeds. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Director Nikolai Foster brings a ‘new’ Grease to audiences with this production. That is, he’s returning the story to its roots, pre-Hollywood and pre-shiny-Hollywood-friendly edits. So we’re back to the original, slightly grittier source with Book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs... Continue Reading →

Review: Blood Brothers (Tour)

Tuesday 7th May 2019 at The Grand Theatre and Opera House, Leeds. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers has landed in Leeds and is set to steal hearts here as it has done year in and year out both nationally and internationally. Frankly, I hope Blood Brothers never disappears from the touring circuit - it’s a... Continue Reading →

Review: Kinky Boots (Tour)

Tuesday 9th April 2019 at the Grand Theatre and Opera House, Leeds. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Kinky Boots strutted into the Grand Theatre and Opera House, Leeds last night like it owned the whole damn city. It was faaabulous! With wise-cracking and heartfelt book by Harvey Fierstein alongside fierce, catchy anthems and powerhouse ballads from Cyndi Lauper it’s... Continue Reading →

Review: Rough Crossing (Tour)

Monday 1st April 2019 at The Grand Theatre and Opera House, Leeds. ⭐️⭐️ In Tom Stoppard’s comedy Rough Crossing we’re taken to sea with a sparse cast of actors playing a very sparse cast of inept actors rehearsing aboard a ship. Our cast have a tall order to deliver. Although the cast are a talented... Continue Reading →

Review: Shrek The Musical (Touring)

Wednesday 19th December 2018 at The Grand Theatre and Opera House, Leeds. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Shrek and the gang look pretty darn good on a stage folks. Thanks to stage wizardry, the beloved Dreamworks ogre treads the boards with the help of a little green paint and prosthetic assistance. The show has been delighting little ones up... Continue Reading →

Review: Rain Man (Tour)

Monday 29th October 2018 at The Grand Theatre and Opera House, Leeds. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ This stage adaptation of the hit Cruise-Hoffman tour de force film comes from Dan Gordon and sells itself on the dramatic tag line ‘Two Brothers. One Destiny.’ It’s very much a stage re-make of the original and there’s little in the way... Continue Reading →

Review: The Comedy About A Bank Robbery (Tour)

Monday 22nd October 2018 at The Grand Theatre and Opera House, Leeds. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Like most great farces, Mischief Theatre’s The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is all very simple...until it isn’t, which happens approximately sixty seconds in. In this town, ‘everyone’s a crook’ local bank teller Ruth tells us - and she should know -... Continue Reading →

Review: This is Elvis (Touring)

Monday 4th June 2018 at The Grand Theatre and Opera House, Leeds. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Bill Kenwright defends his position as heavyweight in the world of musical theatre with This is Elvis, a new musical presented by Kenwright and Laurie Mansfield. The success lies with the perfectly cast Steve Michaels who is a force of nature as... Continue Reading →

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