Tag : Leeds Grand Theatre

Jake Bugg and Georgie grace the stage of Leeds Grand Theatre, 4/3

6 months ago / 0 comments

“Thank you, thank you very much, er…” was the phrase heard repeatedly from the unbelievably humble, Jake Bugg. Seemingly unaffected by fame, this singer/ songwriter put on a beautiful acoustic set at The Leeds Grand Theatre. So old school is his presentation, we may as well have been sitting in a … Read More

Look no further for festivity than Nativity! (the Musical)

9 months ago / 0 comments

Arts Editor Rose Crees tells us why this nativity scene must be seen. Nativity! the Musical triumphs at every twist and turn, jazz hand and box-step, sad moment and smile. While usually cautious of anything based on something else (be it film, book or musical), this show, it’s cast, script … Read More

‘Creating To Survive’ in the African Diaspora : an interview with Kaozara, Sistren and Zodwa Nyoni

9 months ago / 0 comments

On Thursday 30th November, the English department presented an exciting and dynamic event called ‘Creating to Survive’, exploring and celebrating art and expression in the African diaspora whilst challenging the notion of the ‘diasporic everyday’ in contemporary society. The event included discussion, spoken word from Kaozara and art. The members … Read More

In Defence of ‘Arty’ Theatre

12 months ago / 0 comments

When even the presenters of BBC’s Front Row dislike theatre, it’s beginning to look as though the art form has no place in mainstream culture. Yet, it always seems like more can be done to reinvigorate the art. Katherine Corcoran discusses this phenomenon. The term ‘arty’ encompasses a range of … Read More

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

1 year ago / 0 comments

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

1 year ago / 0 comments

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

Here we go again! – Mamma Mia! comes to the Leeds Grand

1 year ago / 0 comments

With exams out of the way and university over for yet another year, Mamma Mia! at the Leeds Grand Theatre is the perfect way to welcome in the summer.  The Jukebox musical, written by British playwright Catherine Johnson and based on the hit songs of ABBA as composed by former … Read More

Evita Shines at Leeds Grand Theatre

1 year ago / 0 comments

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: La Cage Aux Folles – Leeds Grand Theatre

1 year ago / 0 comments

Glitter, glam and drag. These three ingredients blended well with the grandeur of Leeds Grand Theatre as the new production of La Cage Aux Folles stormed into the city. With John Partridge returning in a distinctly different role as ‘Billy Flynn’ from last autumns tour Chicago, the evening was met … Read More

Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – visually stunning

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time premiered at The National in 2012. An adaption of Mark Haddon’s now contemporary-classic novel, it’s an honest and touching portrayal of 15-year-old Christopher Boone’s experience with Asperger’s syndrome, the mysterious pitch-fork skewered dog he finds in his neighbourhood, and the search … Read More