The Best Theatre Shows to Book in Yorkshire Right Now
Our favourite stories retold and new shows to see...
AGATHA CHRISTIE’S THE MOUSETRAP
29TH AUGUST–2ND SEPTEMBER
Leeds Grand Theatre
Don’t miss the world’s longest-running play when it comes to Leeds Grand Theatre this summer. As news spreads of a murder in London, a group of seven strangers are snowed in at a remote countryside guesthouse. When a police sergeant arrives, the guests discover that a killer is in their midst – but which one is the murderer? This classic who dunnit never gets old.
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
Hull New Theatre
The sweetest musical this summer. As part of its first ever UK and Ireland tour, this musical is coming to Hull with all new numbers from the multi award-winning songwriters of Hairspray. Not everything is as sweet as it seems beyond the gates of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory.
7TH SEPTEMBER–7TH OCTOBER
Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
In his 89th play, one of the UK’s most successful playwrights Alan Ayckbourn weaves together the stories of a highflying lawyer, a lonely bachelor and a technician with both humour and compassion, but can successful lawyer Lorraine and the janitor of her building, Jan find true love?
RAPUNZEL & RAPUNZEL AFTER DARK
8TH & 9TH SEPTEMBER
01302 303959 castindoncaster.com
For their 30th anniversary tour, balletLORENT present one of their best loved fairytale productions. In this take on Carol Ann Duffy’s version of Rapunzel, the story is told from the point of view of the parents whose baby girl was taken by the witch. Exclusively for adult audiences, Rapunzel After Dark tells an even darker version of this story containing scenes of a sexual nature, partial nudity, and depicting blood, grief, issues surrounding fertility and child loss. Far from a fun fairytale, this is a great introduction to ballet – read our review here.
A group of ordinary women in a small Yorkshire Women’s Institute do an extraordinary thing – they create an artistic nude calendar to raise money for charity. This musical by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth features unforgettable songs and each performance continues to add to the millions already raised for charity. It’s well worth supporting.