Unity Theatre, Action Transport Theatre and DaDaFest look at an age-old fairy tale classic with new eyes this Christmas, from 30th November to 5th January at Unity Theatre. If you think you know Beauty and the Beast - think again! Friendship – not just love – is in the air, as our two central characters take the form of two unlikely friends who put their differences aside in this heart-warming festive production.

0
0
0
s2smodern

When Lawrence Batley Theatre decided to bring back professional pantomime after a long break they turned to self-confessed panto nerd Joyce Brangan to take charge of all the traditional craziness.

Oh, yes she is.

0
0
0
s2smodern

Michael Linnit and Michael Grade - the producers who brought Chess, Carousel, Sunset Boulevard and Sweeney Todd to the London Coliseum - are collaborating again with English National Opera to bring a brand new production of the multi-Tony award winning Broadway musical, Man of La Mancha to London, the first West End production of this acclaimed musical in over 50 years.

0
0
0
s2smodern

Sherry, Walk Like A Man and Big Girls Don’t Cry were all massive US number ones but how many people know who recorded them?

The answer, pop pickers, is Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, and now Jersey Boys recounting their rags to riches story is coming to Leeds Grand Theatre from Tuesday 20th November.

0
0
0
s2smodern

The Book of Mormon, Broadway’s smash-hit musical written by Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Robert Lopez, is coming to Manchester’s Palace Theatre next Summer.

The Tony®, Olivier® and Grammy® award-winning show will begin performances at the Palace Theatre, Manchester on Thursday 6th June 2019. Public booking will open at 10am on Wednesday 14th November 2018 at www.thebookofmormonmusical.com and at the Palace Theatre Box Office.

0
0
0
s2smodern

Panto legend Berwick Kaler is back for his 40th year as York Theatre Royal’s Dame in the appropriately title The Grand Old Dame of York…..oh yes, he is.

It’s hard to think Berwick started off playing villains in commercial pantomimes before first donning on a wig and frock playing one of the Ugly Sisters in York Theatre Royal’s 1977 panto. Just for a context that was the year of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee and a world with no internet.

0
0
0
s2smodern

Radio drama Partition returns to Leeds Playhouse this October ahead of a run at Bradford Alhambra before heading off on a tour of Leeds schools.

The radio drama, written by local writer Nick Ahad performed live last year to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the violent partition of India which cost thousands of lives.

0
0
0
s2smodern

Leeds Playhouse are a finalist in the National Dementia Care Awards for their work in making sure their theatre is accessible for people living with dementia and their supporters.

They have been nominated in the Outstanding Arts and Creativity in Dementia Care category for their ambitious Every Third Minute Festival, which they staged earlier this year.

0
0
0
s2smodern

On a rainy, dreary evening, press from across Liverpool gathered in Furnival’s Well, a cosy bar in the heart of Liverpool and the perfect Dickensian location to launch this festive production. Press were greeted to a glass of mulled wine and a live band playing some festive tunes.

0
0
0
s2smodern