Local director Ken Taylor wants Leeds to take away a fondness for Shakespeare and an appreciation of the human story within ‘Hamlet’ to equal his own.

The Epstein Theatre is full to the brim this February with comedy, family fun, local theatre and music to keep audiences entertained.

Music fans need look no further than the Epstein this month with an array of shows across different genres to please all.

A production of Dr Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat will open the 2019 season at the Playhouse from 12th – 16th February to kick start a busy season of family shows this Spring.

Based on the much-loved book that has captivated generations of readers, The Cat in the Hat is filled with feline frivolity. With acrobatic accomplices Thing 1 and Thing 2, riotous rhymes, infectious humour and spectacular circus, this family production is set to delight young and old alike.

Manchester-based theatre company Box of Tricks will be launching their new production SparkPlug, written by and starring David Judge, and directed by the company’s Joint Artistic Director and co-founder Hannah Tyrrell-Pinder, at HOME in Manchester between Wednesday 13th - Saturday 23rd February 2019, before going out on an extensive 18-venue tour, ending in Birmingham in April.

Following eight years of international touring award-winning shows, 1927 revive The Animals and Children Took to the Streets, their atmospheric smash hit show first seen in 2010, which calls into HOME in Manchester between Wednesday 6th- Saturday 16th February 2019.

It’s back! The infamous Circus of Horrors and is bring its tour to Preston Guild Hall!

Featuring unbelievable sword swallowers, a hair-culian woman (who swings using her hair!), a strong man, whirlwind acrobats, flaming limbo, sensational aerialists, knife throwing, bow & arrow wielding Bond-like Diva's, twisted contortionists and lots more in this roller coaster of a show that is now celebrating 24 years on the road.