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Bennett’s The History Boys Returns Home
Alan Bennett’s internationally acclaimed play The History Boys is to be staged for the first time since its National Theatre debut in 2004, in a co-production by West Yorkshire Playhouse and ...
Mamma Mia! (Tour - Newcastle)
The worldwide smash hit musical Mamma Mia! has settled in to the Newcastle Arena for a five week run with a mainly new cast and they show how it justly deserves to be the monster smash it has turned ...
Pallett released from Cinderella
Qdos Entertainment, producers of Cinderella at Newcastle’s Theatre Royal, have agreed with Roxanne Pallett to release her from the production due to personal circumstances following the s
Cinderella (Leeds)
While firmly aimed at children as part of the ‘Big Stories For Little People’ scheme of Christmas programming at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Cinderella also provides much entertai
Peter Pan (Sunderland)
“All children, except one, grow up.” So opens JM Barrie’s classic book Peter Pan, the magical tale of the little boy who refuses to tow the party line and get an office
Pinocchio (Hull)
To celebrate the first Christmas at Hull Truck's new Ferensway home, Nick Lane has conjured up a vibrant adaptation of Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio for the children of the region. This production ...
Another Big Hamlet: John Simm Stars in Sheffield
As previously tipped (See The Goss, 8 Dec 2009), John Simm will return to the stage in 2010 to star in yet-another high-profile Hamlet - though not in London, at least initially. The ...
Playhouse’s New Season is Making History
West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Spring and Summer programme includes five full in-house productions and co-productions, plus visits from such eminent companies as Middle Ground, Out of Joint, Norther
The Secret Garden (Leeds)
The English nostalgia for imagined golden ages means that many children’s Christmas shows are adaptations of Victorian or Edwardian novels. Many are robust enough to survive in the 21st century,
Peter Pan (Blackpool)
Peter Pan is this year’s offering at the Grand Theatre, Blackpool starring Barney Harwood (from CBBC) in the title role, with Gemma Hunt as the cheeky roller skating Tinkerbell. The st