james brining

West Yorkshire Playhouse announces new season
By Hannah Giles

The Playhouse's 2015 programme aims to put the world in local perspective

The Crucible (West Yorkshire Playhouse)
By Hannah Giles

James Brining's adaptation of Arthur Miller's classic is a "wholly satisfying and emotionally involving experience"

Welsh National Opera announces its 70th birthday plans - two years early

WNO declares its hand, the first major company to unveil its 2015-16 season

West Yorkshire Playhouse announces new season
By Ron Simpson

Autumn/Winter in Leeds promises a mix of challenging new work and family favourites

Talking Heads (West Yorkshire Playhouse)
By Ron Simspon

A selection of Alan Bennett's celebrated made-for-television monologues are re-imagined for the West Yorkshire Playhouse stage.

Enjoy (West Yorkshire Playhouse)
By Ron Simpson

James Brining's revival of Alan Bennett's 1980 play suggests the work "improves as the years pass"

West Yorkshire Playhouse begins Alan Bennett season
By Ron Simpson

The Playhouse's artistic director, James Brining, talks about celebrating the acclaimed playwright's 80th birthday

Sweeney Todd (Manchester)

Craig Hepworth doesn't like the contemporary setting of this new production at the Royal Exchange, but loves its vibrancy and spirit

Catherine Love: Regional theatres looking forwards and outwards

Sam Hodges' exciting inaugural season at the Nuffield Theatre might offer a model for regional buildings to nurture the new and the local

Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Leeds)

James Brining's first show as artistic director of West Yorkshire Playhouse.