There are big changes ahead at the newly renamed Leeds Playhouse so our Yorkshire Editor Paul Clarke caught up with their Artistic Director James Brining to find out more.
James Brining explains why it is all change at Leeds Playhouse
It was no surprise that the intrepid women of the Rylstone and District Women’s Institute who stripped off for a charity calendar inspired a hit movie and that heart-warming tale was always a natural fit for a musical.
Our Yorkshire Editor Paul Clarke talks to Mind the Gap's Chief Executive Julia Skelton about the company's trailblazing work with creatives with learning disabilities over the last three decades.
As West Yorkshire Playhouse prepares to close its doors for a multi-million pounds refrub they are saying farewell to the vast Quarry theatre with Searching for the Heart of Leeds celebrating the spirit of their hometown.
When James Brining came home to Leeds as West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Artistic Director one of the first things he did was programme an Alan Bennett season re-examining the work of the city’s most famous literary son.
When Stephen Schwartz picked up a novel telling the Wizard of Oz story from the perspective of the much maligned witches he could have only dreamed his musical take on the tale would gross a billion dollars on Broadway.
It’s crazy to think at one time Sir Cliff Richard was touted as our answer to Elvis, but while he may lacked The King’s vocal genius he was a better actor in hit movies the evergreen Summer Holiday.
As Bolton Octagon prepares to close for a year-long renovation they have decided to go out a smile on their face with the stage version of the movie which opens on Thursday 31st May.
As Bolton Octagon prepares to go dark for a yearlong multi-million pound refurbishment Paul Clarke caught up with Artistic Director Elizabeth Newman to find out what it will mean for their audiences as the theatre celebrates its 50th birthday.
After penning over 100 pop hits Carole King finally found worldwide fame with her classic album Tapestry and that remarkable story has been turned into the Tony award winning musical Beautiful.
When Ray Castleton started his apprenticeship as a carpet fitter in Sheffield the idea that one day he would end up writing plays about the working class communities he grew up in never entered his head - let alone forming his own theatre company.
When Sh!T Theatre’s Louise Mothersole and Rebecca Biscuit took a trip to the Dollywood theme park created by country music great Dolly Parton it not only healed a serious rift in their professional partnership but gave them the idea for their new show.
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