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The Band – The Grand, Leeds

Writer: Tim Firth Director: Kim Gavin and Jack Rider Featuring the music of Take That Reviewer: Ruth Jepson What do you get if you cross the biggest boy band of the nineties and a room full of fans aged 30-ish and above (and possibly their Mums)? Why, The Band Of course - and it is apparently the hottest ticket in ...

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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 ...

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – The Grand, Leeds

Writer:  Simon Stephens, based on the novel by Mark Haddon Director: Marianne Elliott Reviewer: Stephen Brennan The floor and walls of the stage at The Grand in Leeds are covered in gridlines straight from a maths textbook. The effect is to create a claustrophobic and oppressive cage filled with, among other things, a number of white crates, seemingly miscellaneous items ...

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – The Grand, Leeds

Writer: Mark Haddon Adaptor: Simon Stephens Director: Marianne Elliott Reviewer: Holly Spanner As the audiencefilesinto the auditorium, it becomes clear a gruesome crime has already taken place. Lying centre stage is a dog, with a garden fork sticking out of its side. Written by Mark Haddon, the original novel was winner of the Whitbread Book of the Year, the Commonwealth ...

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Peter Pan Goes Wrong – The Grand, Leeds

Director: Adam Meggido Reviewer: Sara Jackson and Phil Collingwood In the definition of the phrase “tough act to follow” Mischief Theatre triumphantly returns to the Leeds Grand Theatre with their (sort-of) Sequel Peter Pan Goes Wrong. After years as improvisational Fringe royalty, they finally created a piece from scratch - The Play That Goes Wrong - and prompted a universally ...

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Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense – The Grand, Leeds

Writers: The Goodale Brothers from the works of P.G. Wodehouse Director: Sean Foley Reviewer: Phil Collingwood The Oliver-winning show comes to the period-appropriate Leeds Grand (and given the surroundings, Bertie looks more fitting in his eveningwear than do we in shirts and jeans). This three-hander revisits the familiar pairing of upstanding-but-ineffectual Bertie Wooster and his faithful-and-unflappable gentleman's gentleman, Jeeves, adding ...

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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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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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