27 MAY–7 JUNE
SHREK THE MUSICAL
0114 249 6000
Based on the film, Shrek The Musical follows the unlikely hero and his loyal steed Donkey as they embark on a quest to rescue Princess Fiona from a fire-breathing, love-sick dragon.
Wealthy socialite Tracy Lord is planning her lavish wedding to John Lund, but suddenly finds herself inundated with marriage proposals. Which groom will walk down the aisle? Find out when High Society comes to Ilkley.
The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford
This musical, based on the popular film with Whitney Houston, stars Alexandra Burke as the superstar Rachel Marron who falls in love with her bodyguard.
Grand Opera House, York
0844 871 3024
Cole Porter’s award-winning musical about love and tap dancing on board a luxury transatlantic liner sales into York.
BLACKADDER GOES FORTH
Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield
Huddersfield Thespians present their version of the hit TV show starring Rowan Atkinson. Captain Blackadder, Lieutenant George and the lovable Private Baldrick prepare to face No Man’s Land.
When a young woman, known as Nirbhaya (meaning fearless), boarded a bus in urban Delhi in December 2012 her life was changed forever. This play tells the story of what happened that night. A ground-breaking piece of theatre, Nirbhaya won the 2013 Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award.
ARTS & EXHIBITIONS
22 MAY–23 AUGUST
WATERLOO 1815: THE ART OF BATTLE
To mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, the Royal Armouries are offering a special exhibition of art, arms and armour. Learn more about the great battle and enjoy the fantastic pieces on display, including Daniel Maclise’s recently restored Waterloo cartoon and Scotland Forever! by Lady Elizabeth Butler.
Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds
0113 220 1999
UNTIL 13 JUNE
A WORLD TO WIN: POSTERS OF PROTEST AND REVOLUTION
The Civic, Barnsley
Showing 70 posters from the V&A collection, this exhibition will examine how posters have been used to mobilise, educate and organise from the Votes for Women campaigns to the recent Occupy movements.
UNTIL 14 JUNE
THE ILLUSTRATED AVIARY
Millennium Gallery, Sheffield
0114 278 2600
Inspired by naturalist Thomas Campbell Eyton’s collection of watercolours, this exhibition draws together 70 bird picture by such notable artists as John James Audubon, Edward Lear and John Gould.
UNTIL 21 JUNE
DRAWN BY LIGHT: THE ROYAL PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY COLLECTION
National Media Museum, Bradford
0844 856 3797
From serene landscapes to haunting portraits, this exhibition brings together over 200 extraordinary highlights from the collection of the world’s oldest surviving photographic society. On display will be some of the earliest known photographic images shown alongside contemporary works by some of today’s most influential figures, such as Steve McCurry.
UNTIL 21 JUNE
Scarborough Art Gallery
Oh we do like to be beside the seaside! From the funny to the fantastic, this Seaside Snaps exhibition will rekindle old memories and perhaps open your eyes to how Scarborough used to be.
UNTIL 30 JUNE
Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk
This exhibition of original prints showcases some of the best printmaking to come out of Scotland today and includes works by Elizabeth Blackadder and Ciara Phillips (2014 Turner Prize nominee).
LEE NELSON – SUITED AND BOOTED
Leeds City Varieties, 7.30pm
0113 243 0808
Simon Brodkin returns with his hilarious character Lee Nelson, star of Live at the Apollo and Let’s Dance for Comic Relief. This is bound to be an entertaining evening.
The comedy veteran is back with his brand new show, Stand Up and Rock. Jasper will be joined on stage by celebrity friends.
St George’s Hall, Bradford
EVENTS & SPORT
23 MAY–6 JUNE
Venues across Swaledale
Swaledale Festival is one of the UK’s best arts and music festival. This year’s programme includes event ranging from Astronomy Watch to PuppetCraft Workshop and includes music from The Hut People, The Railsplitters and the Black Dyke Band.
MUSIC & DANCE
ENGLISH YOUTH BALLET - GISELLE
Renowned director Janet Lewis leads the English Youth Ballet in their production of the classic romantic ballet, Giselle.
St George’s Hall, Bradford