4/30/2019 0 Comments
It does what it says on the tin – City Varieties Music Hall brings Leeds audiences the very best in traditional variety acts.
Here's what's on at the good old fashioned and fabulous City Varieties Music Hall in Leeds City Centre:
Sunday 12 May 2019
MUSIC HALL TAVERN
The UK’s premier comedy drag show is back for its sixth year with a brand new hilarious, fabulous, glamorous show for 2019.
Whatever your age, come along and join Mrs T and the ‘girls’ from MHT for a truly magnificent night of dazzling costumes, side splitting laughter and a cast of unique characters singing and dancing all night long.
Thursday 16 May 2019
SHOWSTOPPER! THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL
With 11 years as an Edinburgh Fringe must-see phenomenon, a BBC Radio 4 series, a critically acclaimed West End run and an Olivier Award to their name, The Showstoppers have delighted audiences across the globe with their ingenious blend of comedy, musical theatre and spontaneity.
A brand-new musical comedy is created from scratch at each performance as audience suggestions are transformed on the spot into all-singing, all-dancing productions with hilarious results. So, whether you fancy some Rodgers and Hammerstein or a little Sondheim – you suggest it and The Showstoppers will sing it!
Thursday 19 September & Sunday 13 October 2019
COUNT ARTHUR STRONG: IS ANYBODY OUT THERE
As well as being the all-round entertainer we all know and love from the telly, Count Arthur Strong is also a lifelong fan of astronomy, since having been given a microscope, or whatever it is they use, for Christmas when he was a small precocious baby. In fact, it’s said the ﬁrst word he spoke was “Uranus”.
In this, his brand-new show, he seamlessly combines the very best showbiz entertainment you’ll currently ﬁnd, in the world, possibly? As he wrestles with some of the big questions that other all-round entertainers shy away from, including:
Are we alone in the universe?
Is there life on Mars bars?
2lbs of potatoes
Packet of ginger nuts
Don’t lose this shopping list
Friday 20 & Saturday 21 and Friday 27 & Saturday 28 September 2019
THE GOOD OLD DAYS
The legendary variety stage spectacular returns featuring a different line-up each weekend on the very stage where BBC TV's The Good Old Days was originally filmed for 30 years.
Friday 18 & Saturday 19 October 2019
Austentatious is an improvised comedy play starring a cast of the country’s quickest comic performers. Every single show the cast conjures up a brand new ‘lost’ Jane Austen novel based on nothing more than a title suggested by the audience. Previous ‘lost’ masterpieces have included Sixth Sense & Sensibility, Double 0 Darcy and Mansfield Shark.
The show comes fresh from six sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, a weekly residency in London’s West End and a BBC Radio 4 special to mark the bicentenary of Austen’s death.
Performed in period costume with live musical accompaniment, this is a regency treat guaranteed to delight Austen novices and die-hard fans alike. Age guidance 12+.
Facts about City Varieties in Leeds, West Yorkshire:
4/10/2019 0 Comments
An extravagant Easter Feast for the whole family is taking place on Easter Monday along with a visit from the Easter Bunny.
The Hepworth Cafe at The Hepworth Wakefield is hosting an Easter feast with sweet and savoury treats for all the family (parents get their own food too).
There’ll be a variety of Easter-themed sandwiches, scones, shortbread and more. Children will also receive an Easter Egg and a visit from the Easter Bunny.
The menu has been created by The Hepworth Café’s Executive Chef Chris Hale.
Chris, who was a MasterChef Quarter-Finalist in 2016, said: “We’re excited to put on a family event with amazing food for children and their carers to enjoy.
“We’re a family run cafe and families are a big focus of what we do here. So we wanted to put on an event to indulge the young and old alike.”
To book, go to: https://hepworthwakefield.org/whats-on/easter-family-afternoon-tea/
Special dietary requirements can be catered for on request by email.
If you have any questions then don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01924 247376.
This is a comedy set on board a cruise liner sailing to New York in the 1930s. Two playwrights and a musician have part written a musical and are meeting up with the main actor and actress who will be starring in it on board the ship. Comedy ensues when the playwrights and musician accidentally overhear the actor and actress on the balcony above. John Partridges character tries to save the situation. There is also a comedy waiter played admirably by a young up coming actor called Charlie Stemp.
Whilst the storyline wasn't strong there were some funny one liners. The set was very professional. John Partridge was the star and he was excellent, with perfect comic timing, watching him was definitely the highlight of the show. He also does a wonderful dance routine at the end of the show with Charlie Stemp.
The official lowdown
Written by Academy, Tony and Olivier award-winning writer Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, The Real Thing) and directed by acclaimed director Rachel Kavanaugh(The Wind in the Willows, Half a Sixpence), Rough Crossingtells the tale of two famous but desperate playwrights stuck in an ocean liner headed for New York.Feverishly trying to rehearse their latest show before reaching land(and opening night),they are constantly distracted by their delicate composer’s attempts to end it all, having overheard his lover confess her feelings to the leading man. Add an absurdly unorthodox waiter, a mistimed lifeboat drill and a vanishing glass of brandy and soon the sharp Atlantic winds turn to world-class gales of laughter as these colourful characters become tangled up in a typically Stoppardian string of absurd events.The star cast is led by John Partridge;winner of this year’s Celebrity Masterchef, charismatic Christian Clarke in EastEnders andone of musical theatre’s most prolific leading men having played in major West End musical hits, includingChorus Line, Chicagoand La Cage Aux Folles. Joining Partridgeisone of musical theatre’s brighteststars, Olivier-award nominee Charlie Stemp. Freshfrom SnowWhiteat the London Palladium, Stemp has triumphedin both London and Broadway,starring opposite Bette Midler in Hello, Dolly! andin the West Endin Half a Sixpence. He will play Bertin the 2019 revival of Mary Poppins. Rough Crossingwill also featureWestEnd star Issy van Randwyck (Fascinating Aïda), comedy TV favourite Matthew Cottle(Game On, The Windsors),Holby City’sRob Ostlere and Simon Duttonwho portrayed Simon Templar inThe Saint.
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