Category : Musical Theatre

What’s what with Arts Socs

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Leeds University Union has a wide variety of societies, each one different, interesting and inclusive. Whether you want to try out something new, or hone a new talent and skill you never thought you would master, you will surely find your place here at Leeds. With over 30 different societies … Read More

‘love is more goofy […] than we give it credit for’: The Wedding Singer and a Night at Leeds Grand

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After seeing The Wedding Singer at Leeds Grand Theatre last month, Rhiannon-Skye Boden tells us what she thought and what it’s really like to be a journalist in the arts. Going to the theatre is always exciting, but there’s something about going on press night that makes it even sweeter. I mean, … Read More

‘Gene Kelly meets Tarzan’: Interview with Crazy for You’s Tom Chambers

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Rose Crees interviews Tom Chambers, Strictly Come Dancing winner and star of BBC’s Casualty, about his latest role as Bobby Child in the ongoing UK tour of Crazy for You which arrives as Leeds Grand on 29th August. ‘Hi, is that Tom?’ ‘It is, it is, it is, yes! That’s perfect timing, just let me … Read More

Evita Shines at Leeds Grand Theatre

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With the election on everybody’s mind, Evita was the perfect musical to be performed at Leeds Grand Theatre  – unless Corbyn the Musical decides to tour anytime soon. Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s politically charged musical takes an autobiographical look of the first lady of Argentina, Eva Peron. Narrated … Read More

Review: The Full Monty @ The Grand – steamy, hilarious fun

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Shrieking, catcalls, cackling laughter and a standing ovation characterised the response to Simon Beaufoy’s production of the Full Monty on its opening night this week. Based on the 1997 film, the story follows a group of redundant steelworkers trying to make money any way they can. ‘Gaz’, effortlessly portrayed by … Read More

Review: Chicago @ The Grand – dazzling dance moves

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“Murder, greed, corruption, exploitation, adultery and treachery” – Chicago stopped by at Leeds Grand Theatre to dazzle audiences with a heavy presence of impressive choreography from the iconic Bob Fosse. This jazz infused musical is far different from the 2001 film adaptation and while this left many unsure of the musical … Read More

Debate: Were the cast of Hamilton right to call out Mike Pence?

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In a story that made headlines and prompted an angry diatribe of tweets from the President-Elect Donald Trump, a couple of weeks ago the cast of Hamilton on Broadway, upon learning Mike Pence was amongst the audience, addressed him publicly at the end of the show to call out his … Read More

Review: SMS Cabaret – Certainly a glitzy performance

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Stage Musicals Society’s latest production of Cabaret certainly delivers the high kicks expected of SMS. However the surface spectacle could not distract from the hollowness at the heart of this production. Cabaret follows a young American writer, Clifford ‘Cliff’ Bradshaw (Michael Ahomka-Lindsay), on his first trip to Berlin. On the … Read More

Review: ‘Ghost The Musical’ at The Grand – over the top enjoyable

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Ghost: The Musical, is an adaptation of the award winning, film. On the 14th of November the show opened in Leeds Grand theatre. The performance certainly had moments of psychic brilliance, which added up to an enjoyable evening. The plot follows Sam (Andy Moss) and Molly (Kelly Hampson), a young … Read More

Review: MT’s Little Shop of Horrors – emotional and enjoyable

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Little Shop of Horrors is the latest musical put on by the LUU Music Theatre Society, who prove yet again that they’re more than capable of putting on a fun, enjoyable, and impressive show. The musical follows two employees of Mister Mushnik’s Flower Shop, a failing business located in grimy, … Read More