West Yorkshire Playhouse

Brief Encounter with... Northern Broadsides' Conrad Nelson
By Ron Simpson · 15 Aug 2014

The acclaimed theatre company's director talks about touring Oliver Goldsmith's 18th century comedy

West Yorkshire Playhouse announces new season
By Ron Simpson · 18 Jul 2014

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

Country or town - which makes for more radical theatre?
By Natasha Tripney · 17 Jul 2014

Why rural theatre can be just as innovative as its urban cousin

Richard Marsh: 'I'd had enough of love stories for a while'
By Catherine Love · 14 Jul 2014

Playwright, poet and performer Richard Marsh discusses comedy, "screenwriting for the ears" and his new Edinburgh Fringe show Wingman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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