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Betty Blue Eyes – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Alan Bennett Music: George Stiles Lyrics: Anthony Drewe Director: Daniel Buckroyd Reviewer: Sue Collier Betty Blue Eyes is a musical comedy based on the marvellous 1984 film‘A Private Function’ which starred Maggie Smith and Michael Palin. While this is quite a cast to live up to, this challenge was more than met during a lively performance in Leeds where ...

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Wicked – Leeds Grand, Leeds

Book: Winnie Holzman Director: Joe Mantello Music &Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz Reviewer: S.E. Webster Rather appropriately, Leeds Grand Theatre rolled out the green carpet on press night as they welcomed hundreds of theatre-goers to watch the highly acclaimed musical theatre production, Wicked. This is the musical’s first ever UK tour since it originally premiered in London’s West End in 2006. In ...

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WHAT’S HOT – Week beginning Monday 9th June 2014

The week may have started by celebrating the biggest hits of commercial theatre across the water on Broadway with the 2014 Tony Awards and the best of Scottish Theatre at the CATS but that doesn't mean there isn't anything exciting still happening this week, in fact its a feast of productions that have been given a new lick of paint ...

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Untold Stories – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Alan Bennett Music: George Fenton Director: Mark Rosenblatt Reviewer: Audrey Pointer Leeds’ most famous living literary luminary is prolific and popular throughout the world. Untold Stories first appeared as a book of prose memoires in 2005; Bennett assuming it would be published posthumously, as he had cancer at the time. Happily, Bennett survived to write another day and to ...

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Avenue Q – The Grand, Leeds

Book: Jeff Whitty Director &Choreographer: Cressida Carré Producer: David Hutchinson, Phillip Rowntree and Richard Darbourne Music: Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx Reviewer: S.E. Webster A New York backdrop, brightly coloured characters and plenty of excitable singing and dancing, and some suspiciously muppet-like puppets; theatre audiences might be forgiven for initially thinking they’d signed up to an evening of Sesame Street, ...

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Enjoy – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Alan Bennett Director: James Brining Reviewer: Katie Lee “You'd be a fool to leave Leeds” - Dad's opinion voiced to daughter Linda in this locally based drama by the prolific Alan Bennett, who returns to West Yorkshire Playhouse in a season dedicated to his work. Enjoy premiered in London in 1980 to a disappointing reception, but was recently revived ...

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West Side Story – The Grand, Leeds

Creator: Jerome Robbins Book: Arthur Laurents Music: Leonard Bernstein Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Director: Joey McKneely Reviewer: Holly Spanner Inspired by William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet and billed as the ‘Number 1 Greatest Musical of All Time’ by The Times in 2013, West Side Story is currently touring the UK. The show marked lyricist Stephen Sondheim’s Broadway debut when it ...

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WHAT’S HOT: Week beginning Monday 5th May

Can you believe it? We are in May already! The 7th May will see us celebrate our 7th Birthday here at TPR but there are also lots of things to celebrate happening in the theatres up and down the UK and in Ireland. As always we love to communicate with you, our readers through the comments section below, on Twitter ...

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