In Conversation With Andrew Quick

Andrew Quick is Director of Dracula: The Untold Story, which is a joint production between Leeds Playhouse and imitating the dog. This gothic horror story is being staged like a graphic novel, which might seem rather odd to fans of the original. Andrew obviously feels that this approach is consistent with what has always influenced […]

Drama on The Leeds-Liverpool Canal

As it tours Yorkshire’s Aire Valley via the Leeds Liverpool canal this month, a traditional canal boat will serve as a stage for ‘This Island’s Mine’. The play examines the heritage of the canal and the river and how they have helped to shape local communities. It is set on an original 1930s canal boat […]

Leeds Echoes – Walking Through Time

There is a danger that heritage is confused with nostalgia. That it is seen as the province of the old and lacks relevance to young people. The National Trust and Heritage Open Days are challenging this perception. New Wave will bring a range of innovative, dynamic, youth-led events across the country as part of the […]

City Varieties – The Good Old Days

Bernie Clifton and Bobby Crush top the bill as The Good Old Days returns to City Varieties Music Hall from 17 September. The New Variety Dancers and a variety of acts will join the. Mr Paul Smith will direct the Varieties Orchestra. Bernie Clifton is a household name – a versatile entertainer on tv and on stage through […]

Northern Ballet’s Dangerous Liaisons Returns to Leeds Playhouse

The bodice-ripping, scandal-dripping tale of love and betrayal is back at the Playhouse from 2 – 11 September, adapted by Northern Ballet, choreographed by David Nixon OBE and performed to music by Antonio Vivaldi. Two bored aristocrats spin a web of heartbreak and ruin as Northern Ballet’s Sinfonia performs Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, a rousing […]