What's On - Theatre
John Godber’s hilarious 'fish out of water' comedy is full of typical Northern wit. It's the summer of 1974 and the future looks bright for Spag and Paul as they await their A-Level results. That is, until jobs as relief dustbin men dampens their artistic ambitions.
Take a walk on the wild side as this new musical from Dreamworks sees Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo escape from their home in New York's Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of Madagascar. X-Factor winner Matt Terry is sure to be a roaring success as Alex, and the antics of those mischievous lemurs will have adults and kids alike wanting to ‘move it, move it’.
Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s legendary musical has been a recent smash hit in the West End and promises to deliver equally impressive results during its residency in Bradford.
Generations clash in this uplifting drama. ‘Emo’ kids Ruth, Nat and Liv spend their days working dead-end jobs in Hull and their nights in the local pub. But an idea to start their own band soon gets out of hand and, before they know it, they’re playing every care home in the East Riding!
Keen to boost his flagging career, fading Hollywood action hero Jefferson Steele arrives in England to play King Lear in Stratford – only to find that it isn’t the birthplace of the Bard, but a sleepy Suffolk village. And instead of Kenneth Branagh and Dame Judi Dench, the cast are a bunch of amateurs trying to save their theatre from developers.
This heart-warming musical adaptation of the acclaimed ITV mini-series about Cilla Black (by BAFTA award winner Jeff Pope) follows the extraordinary life of the ordinary teenage girl from Liverpool and her rocky, yet spectacular, rise to fame – all played out against the ultimate soundtrack to the 60s.
From ballroom to battlefield (and beyond) this intriguing two-person show charts the friendship of a man and a woman caught up in their respective nations' crossfire during World War One. It's Berlin, 1914, and Kaiser Wilhelm has summoned a dance instructress from England to put his officers through their paces. But now war is only days away…
You’re guaranteed to have the Time Of Your Life when this musical comes to town. Exploding with the heart-pounding music of the 60s and sensationally sexy dancing, watch Baby and Johnny come together for the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives.
The Pickering Musical Society's now-legendary annual Wartime production (programmed to coincide with the North Yorkshire Moors Railway's War Weekend) makes its much-anticipated return this October for another exploration of life in Yorkshire during the Great War.
Set on the border of two countries at war, this poignant production tells the story of Hari and Nor: two guards who have found themselves stationed on opposite sides of the border for six years. In spite of their lingual and cultural differences, they have learned how to communicate with one another – and, together, cope with the traumatic realities of war through the world of dreams, represented by the poems of Lauri Viita.
Based on the Oscar-winning film, which famously starred Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman, Rain Man is the inaugural production from the Classic Screen to Stage Theatre Company – starring Downton Abbey star Ed Speleers as self-centred salesman Charlie Babbitt and Mathew Horne (of Gavin and Stacey fame) as his long-lost older brother, Raymond. Don’t miss it.