Beryl (West Yorkshire Playhouse)
By Ron Simpson · 3 Jul 2014 · Leeds

As cycling fever hits Yorkshire, the Playhouse presents Maxine Peake's account of the life of one the region's great cycling heroes

Talking Heads (West Yorkshire Playhouse)
By Ron Simspon · 29 Jun 2014 · Leeds

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

Untold Stories (West Yorkshire Playhouse)
By Ron Simpson · 6 Jun 2014 · Leeds

The Playhouse's celebration of Alan Bennett continues with this highly personal piece covering the playwright's upbringing in Armley

Enjoy (West Yorkshire Playhouse)
By Ron Simpson · 28 May 2014 · Leeds

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 · 19 May 2014 · Leeds

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

tutti frutti to represent the UK at Assitej World Congress in May
By Dan Meyers · 8 May 2014 · Leeds

The Leeds-based theatre company's 2012 production of Rapunzel is selected as the UK's only representative at the prestigious event in Warsaw.

Opera North announces 2014-15 season
By Ron Simpson · 8 May 2014 · Leeds

New season promises a broad range of old & new work including a new production of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro and a revival of Smetana's The Bartered Bride.

Playing the Joker (Tour - Headingley Pavilion)
By Ron Simpson · 6 May 2014 · Leeds

Red Ladder's play about the Rugby League and television icon, Eddie Waring, touches down at several of the sport's Northern clubs.

The Hoarder (Tour - Stephen Joseph Theatre)
By Ron Simpson · 3 May 2014 · Scarborough

Starting its UK tour in Scarborough, Sticks Theatre Company's examination of the life of a chronic hoarder is a "bold piece of physical theatre".

The Threepenny Opera (Tour - West Yorkshire Playhouse)
By Hannah Giles · 26 Apr 2014 · Leeds

This anarchic updating of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's The Threepenny Opera "lacks cohesion" but still goes down a storm in Leeds.