What's On - Theatre
It’s one of the hottest musicals in the last decade, and the winner of more than 100 awards – and is coming to Yorkshire. Wicked tells the story of the two witches in The Wizard of Oz and their unlikely friendship in the most powerful way, with songs that’ll needle their way into your memory.
Following con man Harold, who poses as a band leader with no musical inclination whatsoever, this innovative re-telling of the 1957 Broadway smash is jam-packed with classic musical numbers, such as (Ya Got) Trouble, Seventy-Six Trombones and the pre-Beatles version of Till There Was You.
York’s Shakespeare season kicks off with the Bard’s classic tragedy of the Scottish thane and his inevitable downfall. Throbbing with jealousy, rage, conspiracy, betrayal and murder, Macbeth is eerily reimagined for the pop-up Rose Theatre – which aims to recapture the immersive experience audiences would have enjoyed over 400 years ago.
The classic TV comedy returns to the stage – with stand up supremo Joe Pasquale as the loveable yet accident-prone Frank Spencer and West End veteran and Corrie alumnus Susie Blake as his disapproving mother-in-law, Mrs Fisher. Expect laughs.
Take a trip down the rabbit hole with Chapterhouse Theatre Company as they perform the classic tale of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland within the magnificent setting of Harewood House. Presented in full Victorian costume and alive with song, dance and original music, these open-air experts are sure to delight the whole family.
Local cinemas across the region will partake in this exclusive one-day screening of the hit musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, live from the Apollo Theatre in London’s West End. Nominated for five Olivier Awards and inspired by a true story, this fabulous, feel-good musical has been thrilling audiences since it opened in Sheffield last year.
Performed by an all-female cast of seven – all of whom have their own direct experience of domestic abuse – this new stage show takes a fresh, frank, accessible, empowering and (above all) entertaining look at domestic violence with the aim of making it easier to discuss.
London’s longest-running immersive theatre show visits Castle Howard for one week only. It’s the roaring twenties – an era of bootleg liquor, red hot jazz and hedonistic pleasures. Jay Gatsby has invited you to one of his infamous parties and it’s not an invite you’re going to want to turn down.
This dynamic depiction of a young heroine was first presented at the Stephen Joseph Theatre as part of their play reading programme – written by local lad Christopher York. As he explains, this isn’t the story of Icarus and Daedalus, it’s Yasmin and Jack. And they’re not going to fly too close to the sun – they’re going to fly straight through it.
Once you’ve experienced this musical epic live you’ll never let go of it. Based on real people aboard the most legendary ship in the world, Titanic The Musical is a stirring production focusing on the hopes, dreams and ill-fated aspirations of her passengers.
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.
You won’t want to miss Quantum Theatre’s enchanting adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s beloved children’s book. When a dragon is discovered up on the Downs, the Boy is not in the least surprised. But this particular dragon is not a bit like the ones in fairy tales – this one writes poetry and doesn’t like fighting. But the town folk have just sent for St George…
Reimagined by the Putteridge Bury Society for the Gilbert & Sullivan Festival, this theatre classic tells the tale of two Venetian gondoliers, who are told that one of them is actually a king. Add in the Spanish Inquisition, a skint Duke and Duchess, and a secret pair of lovers, and confusion reigns supreme.
Based on the extraordinary true story of Yorkshire’s own calendar girls, this award-winning production by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth features a star-studded cast (Fern Britton, Denise Welch and Karen Dunbar, to name a few). It’s a marvellous musical comedy – so save the date.
There’s a terrifying mystery, a legendary nemesis and his own greatest fear awaiting the world’s greatest detective deep in the Yorkshire countryside this summer, as Chapterhouse Theatre brings the super sleuth to the beautiful grounds of Nunnington Hall.
Join Peppa Pig and co. as they head out on an exciting camping trip to the woods in an outdoor adventure that’s full of games, laughter and live music. Perfect for little ones, there’s snout wrong with admitting you’re enjoying yourself too.
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!
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.