Home / Tag Archives: The Grand Theatre and Opera House

Tag Archives: The Grand Theatre and Opera House

Tango Moderno – The Grand, Leeds

Music: Chris Egan, Trystan Francis, Jonathan Taylor Director: Karen Bruce Choreographers: Karen Bruce, Vincent Simone, Flavia Cacace Costume Designer: Vicky Gill Reviewer: Sue Collier Tango Moderno is the fourth major production starring Vincent Simone and Flava Cacace in which they showcase various styles of Tango. Previous productions Midnight Tango, Dance ‘Til Dawn and their most recent show, Last Tango, were well ...

Read More »

Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games – The Grand, Leeds

Creator, Producer and Director: Michael Flatley Choreography: Michael Flatley Composer: Gerard Fahy Reviewer: Ruth Jepson The original Lord of the Dance blazed onto the stage a shocking 20 years ago, with Michael Flatley's fast feet setting the world on fire as audiences hungered to experience the jaw-dropping Irish dancing skills of him and his cast. The show has gone through ...

Read More »

The Commitments – The Grand, Leeds

brian gilligan and cast the commitments theatre royal glasgow

Writer: Roddy Doyle Music Arranger: Alan Williams Director: Caroline Jay Ranger Choreographer: Ann Yee Reviewer: Sue Collier It is often tempting to compare the outcome of a stage show to a book or film of the same story. It would be somewhat unwise to try to compare this musical stage show to the well received 1991 film The Commitments, in ...

Read More »

The Full Monty – The Grand, Leeds

Writer: Simon Beaufoy Music Consultant: Steve Parry Director: Jack Ryder Choreographer: Ian West Reviewer: Janet Jepson It often takes a film to hammer home to the masses the effects of huge social changes that occur in British history. Two of the most damaging of these changes in the Yorkshire area in fairly recent decades have been the losses of the ...

Read More »

Guys and Dolls – The Grand, Leeds

anna o'byrne and cast guys and dolls tour

Writers: Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows Music: Frank Loesser Lyrics: Frank Loesser Director: Gordon Greenberg Choreographer: Carlos Acosta and Andrew Wright Reviewer: Sue Collier Guys and Dolls tells the story of a group of New York underground gambling men during the American prohibition period. In this Chichester Festival Theatre production, the two principal male characters of Sky Masterson and Nathan ...

Read More »

The Producers – The Grand, Leeds

Writer: Mel Brooks Music &Lyrics: Mel Brooks Director: Matthew White Musical Supervisor &Director : Andrew Hilton Choreographer: Lee Proud Reviewer: Sheila Stratford The Producers is based on Mel Brook's Academy Award winning motion picture of the same name. It has been a runaway success on Broadway and the in West End, winning 12 Tony Awards and 3 Olivier Awards. From ...

Read More »

The King’s Speech – The Grand, Leeds

Writer: David Seidler Music: Nick Powell Director: Roxana Silbert Movement Director: Polly Bennett Writer David Seidler’s stammer developed on being sent to the USA during WWII. George VI became his boyhood hero, a rôle model and inspiration for his critically acclaimed West End stage play which later developed into the 2010 four time Academy Award winning film The King’s Speech. ...

Read More »

Carousel – The Grand, Leeds

Music and Lyrics: Rodgers &Hammerstein Director: Jo Davies Reviewer: Janet Jepson ‘You’ll never walk alone’ isone of the most moving and uplifting songs ever written. It is dusted off and employed in many contexts to bring hope and inspiration, sittingperfectly within Carousel, the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. In fact the message that there is always someone, either in this world ...

Read More »