Theatre audiences have been spoilt throughout 2017 with a diverse range of programming from West Yorkshire Playhouse, The Grand, City Varieties, The Carriageworks, Stage@Leeds and more.
From dance to drama, musical to monologue, here are just some of the shows you shouldn't have missed throughout the year.
The Leeds City Varieties’ Rock 'n' Roll Panto is back for the festive season at West Yorkshire's beloved Music Hall. This year'’s jukebox pantomime is a bombastic mashup of a tale between Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood, bridged by over a dozen chart-topping musical numbers.
The Rock 'n' Roll pantomime has become a welcome tradition at the intimate City Varieties theatre, capitalising on the Music Hall's cosy compactness and magical Victorian surroundings. Robin Hood and Babes in the Wood follows the same tradition of charm and punch as previous years, offering a dizzy romp with outrageously silly characters whilst underscored by superb Rock ‘n' Roll hits. Added value in this show comes from the fact that the entirety of the cast provide all of the music, exchanging instruments throughout scenes and providing a big-band sound within a pantomime landscape.
Cast: Ella Harris
Director: Justin Audibert
Writer: Boff Whalley
Theatre: Leeds City Varieties
Duration: 50 minutes + 60 minutes
Red Ladder Theatre present Songs of Solidarity, Suffrage & Strength – a double-bill of drama and music at Leeds City Varieties.
Cast: Simon Nock, Joe Vetch, Rachael Garnett, Hollie Cassar, Kenny Davies, Robin Johnson, Peter Peverley, Jack Benjamin, Francesca Gosling, Scott Harrison.
Director: Vik Sivalingam
Writer: Peter Rowe
Theatre: City Varieties Music Hall
Duration: 130 minutes
Start Date: November 30, 2013
End Date: January 12, 2014
This month Jack and the Beanstalk – The Rock ‘n Roll Panto, kicks off the festive season in Leeds at City Varieties Music Hall. Boasting an array of projection effects, live action props and pyrotechnics, this small-scale musical promises to pack a big punch.
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