My Fair Lady: Opera North at Leeds Playhouse Until 29 June

The most familiar production of Lerner and Loewe’s abidingly popular My Fair Lady is the Warner Brothers’ film adaptation from 1964. Though any theatrical version cannot hope to match a sophisticated visual creation from an established Californian film studio, upstaging the vocal shortcomings from croaky crooners such as Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway and Wilfred Hyde-White […]

Northern Ballet’s Beauty and the Beast takes over Leeds Grand Theatre

Taking residence in Leeds Grand from the 6th to 9th of June is the Northern Ballet, performing David Nixon’s Beauty and the Beast. I was lucky enough to experience this visual spectacle for myself and appreciate the refined, artistic skill and talent of the entire cast, both on stage and behind the scenes. David Nixon […]

All Those On Board: celebrating the fight to save our lidos

Otley Courthouse is the sold out venue on 7 June for Drip Drop Theatre’s All Those On Board, a vibrant, heartfelt production that taps into our love of lidos and the campaigns to restore them. Otley, where the campaign to restore the lido continues, was an obvious location to stage a performance. I was lucky […]

Hip Hop Historian Society and Leeds City Museum Win Prestigious Award

The Hip Hop Historian Society (HHHS) and Leeds City Museum (LCM) have been honoured with the prestigious Best Temporary/Touring Exhibition under £80,000 award at the Museums + Heritage Awards. The ceremony took place on Wednesday 15 May at the Hilton Park Lane in London. The award-winning exhibition, “A Hip Hop Journey: 50 Years of Kulture,” […]

Here You Come Again: at Leeds Playhouse Until 8 June

Here You Come Again: a new musical sensation debuting in our very own Leeds – ‘Food for the soul.’ What can be better on a Friday night than to check out a brand-new show featuring the music of the legend Dolly Parton that’s about to take the UK by storm? …..and it’s happening right here […]