Dad’s Army Radio Hour

Two actors play 25 characters in this brilliant staging of classic radio scripts based on favourite episodes from the original TV series. This hilarious recreation celebrates 50 years of Perry and Croft’s quintessential sitcom, which won the Best One-Liner accolade in a poll of comedians conducted by Gold with the immortal words “Don’t tell him, Pike”.

Double Fringe First Award winner David Benson (Think No Evil Of Us: My Life With Kenneth Williams and Boris: World King) and Jack Lane (Wisdom Of A Fool) present a selection of classic radio episodes featuring favourite lines, cherished characters and great feats of vocal impersonation!

Goodnight Mister Tom

A tale of heart-breaking loss and remarkable friendship forged in a world at war.

The Second World War has just broken out and the life of Tom Oakley, an old man in the country, is about to change for the better. Having lived alone for 40 years he reluctantly takes under his wing ten-year-old William, an evacuee from London. As William begins to soften Tom’s seemingly hardened exterior, an unspoken and unbreakable bond is formed.

Dracula

A Touring Consortium Theatre Company Production in association with Everyman Theatre Cheltenham

The European Première of a brand-new stage adaptation of the classic thriller.

Dracula is one of the most universally iconic novels ever written. A monumental, genre defining classic that is known the world over. Dracula remains the father of all gothic thrillers.

This brand-new stage adaptation of Bram Stoker’s book is brought to opulent and irresistible life in a contemporary interpretation that includes all the definitive characters and spine-chilling fear.

Completely re-imagined by a world-class creative team from London’s West End and Broadway, discover the story that started them all. In Transylvania, enter the castle of Count Dracula and his three brides. The Count, who feeds on the elixir of young blood to look youthful, will take you on a deliciously evil ride as he pursues his victims and encounters Jonathan Harker, Professor Van Helsing and Dr. Seward along the way.

Emotionally fulfilling, utterly terrifying, spellbindingly addictive, will this Dracula ever die?

Bram Stoker’s Dracula was first published in 1897 and has since been made into countless radio, TV and Hollywood films. Inspiring the recent resurgence in vampire mania and the Twilight movie series, Dracula on stage will be a must-see. This is Dracula as you have never seen him – be sure to book now.

“There was a deliberate voluptuousness that was both thrilling and repulsive. And as she arched her neck she actually licked her lips like an animal till I could see in the moonlight the moisture then lapped the white, sharp teeth. Lower and lower went her head. I closed my eyes in a languorous ecstasy and waited.” Bram Stoker, Dracula

Age Guidance: 16+

Shrek The Musical

Following a record-breaking UK and Ireland Tour, the smash hit blockbuster is back – and larger than life!

Based on the story and characters from the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks Animation film, this hilarious and spectacular production turns the world of fairytales upside down in an all-singing, all-dancing, must-see musical comedy.

Join Shrek, (Steffan Harri) and his loyal steed Donkey as they set off on a quest to rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona (Amelia Lily) from her tower, guarded by a fire breathing love-sick dragon. Add the vertically challenged Lord Farquaad, a gang of fairytale misfits, and a biscuit with attitude, and you’ve got an irresistible mix of adventure, laughter and romance, guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages!

The producers cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artists subject to holiday, illness or events beyond the producers’ control.

Be My Baby

IT’S 1964 AND THE RONETTES AND THE DIXIE CUPS ARE RIDING HIGH IN THE CHARTS.

19 year old Mary is seven months pregnant when her mother delivers her into the charge of St Saviours, a church run maternity home for young, unmarried women who have made ‘one mistake.’ As they bond over records and romance, Mary, Dolores, Queenie and Norma begin to understand what it means to give their children to the Welfare Service and Mary realises she must fight to take her baby home. Featuring pop music of the period Be My Baby is an incredibly moving story told with warmth and humour and is one of the most widely performed modern, British plays.

Around the World in 80 Days

THE MYSTERIOUS AND FABULOUSLY WEALTHY PHILEAS FOGG WAGERS HIS LIFE’S FORTUNE THAT HE CAN CIRCUMNAVIGATE THE GLOBE IN JUST 80 DAYS.

Accompanied by his valet Passepartout, and with Scotland Yard’s finest Fix of the Yard hot on his heels, can our hero make it back in time or will his plans be thwarted? This fast-paced and funny adaptation of the ultimate globetrotter’s tale transports audiences into the far-flung realms of the imagination. It’s an irresistible round-the-world romp, packed with mayhem and inventive storytelling, guaranteed to raise a smile. This madcap Easter treat for all the family will play in our Pop-Up theatre before touring to community venues across Leeds.

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‘COME HOME.’
WHAT I THOUGHT WAS FROM MY MAN
IS FROM MY MUM.
‘COME HOME. NOW.’

An ordinary day in the ordinary life of an ordinary family. The clock blinks 7.37am, a rushed breakfast, and then off to join the hustle and bustle of the world outside. And then one random act changes everything. A bewildered family find themselves caught up in catastrophe and grief in this vivid, detailed and brilliantly observed play by debbie tucker green. An award-winning playwright, screenwriter and director, she is one of theatre’s most unique and acclaimed voices, and this play for one actor is a remarkable tour de force.

Kes

BILLY CASPER IS JUST ANOTHER ONE OF THOSE KIDS OFF THE ESTATE; LIVING WITH  HIS MOTHER AND BULLY OF A BROTHER, JUD. HE’S ALL ALONE, THEN HE FINDS ‘KES’. STICK LEGS. BIG HEAD. PILE OF SCRUFF.

Kestrels are the hardest birds to train, but not for Billy. He feeds her, cares for her and trains her. Together they are ready to fly. And everything goes quiet, as all his troubles and worries fade into the horizon. Billy has all he needs and all he wants, until he makes a fatal decision that changes the course of things forever. Following a sell-out 2016 run, this adaptation of Barry Hines’ much loved 1960s story explores the never-changing, true nature of friendship.

Remounted by Associate Director Martin Leonard.

A Christmas Carol

IT’S CHRISTMAS EVE IN VICTORIAN LEEDS, BUT THE COLD-HEARTED EBENEZER SCROOGE HASN’T AN OUNCE OF FESTIVE CHEER.

As the cold night draws in, four ghostly spirits take Ebenezer on a magical journey through his past, his present and his future, hoping to show him the error of his ways. With Christmas spirit, fun, music and magic at its heart, this timeless Charles Dickens tale is brought vividly to life.

Partition

IT SHOULD BE THE HAPPIEST DAY OF SAIMA AND RANJIT’S LIVES — THEY’RE GETTING MARRIED!

They have their rings, their suits, their speeches, but Saima’s Muslim and Ranjit’s Sikh parents are not by their side. Hate, not love, hangs over this couple’s union. Partition tells the tale of how, 70 years after it was abruptly divided, the history of the Indian subcontinent continues to tear families apart. A radio play first created live in front of an audience to commemorate the 70th anniversary of India’s partition and the creation of Pakistan.