Following an acclaimed three-night run at Yeadon Town Hall, The Carole King Songbook is heading off on a UK tour. With 15 dates planned in, the show is set to delight audiences across the country.
The concert-style show puts a spotlight on Carole King’s songwriting genius, with performances of some of her most famous pieces as well as songs she wrote for other artists. Other great tunes from the era are also included, treating audiences to a full night of musical hits.
The world premiere of the show on Thursday 13 June saw members of the press, proud locals and audiences from further afield come together to enjoy the stunning musical showcase.
With dazzling costumes, professional tech team and a striking LED screen providing a unique and eye-catching backdrop, the show offers a toe-tapping night of entertainment.
Jamie Hudson, Director of Yeadon Town Hall, says: “The Carole King Songbookshowcases our extraordinary local talent, from our cast and musicians right through to our creative team. It’s been a fantastic journey and we’re so proud of everyone involved - now we’re looking forward to showing the rest of the country what we can do.”
The show begins its tour this June, with performances continuing throughout 2019:
6/25/2019 0 Comments
Leeds Arts Centre's current season of theatre ends with Helen Edmundson’s take on the Victorian classic, George Eliot's The Mill on the Floss. Innovation and collaboration have been hallmarks of the year and this production is no exception, with Maggie Tulliver, the woman at the heart of the story, played by three actors and the rest of the cast forming an ensemble to represent the physical world around them.
The theatre group may be the oldest in Leeds, its history going back more than seventy years, but it continues to present new dramas and to develop new ways of working. For this play, Donald Edwards, artistic director of Ruff/Cut Dance Theatre and Assistant lsla Hurst have been working with the cast. Donald is a founder of Phoenix Dance Company, nominated for an Olivier Award and was the proud recipient of a Black Achievers Award (RJC) for his continued mission to bridge the space between people through dance.
“It has been a collaboration of people, diversity and creative talents emergingtogether to create a piece of theatre that is interwoven with beautiful moments by thecast and a fantastic story. It’s been a pleasure sharing experiences and working with a fantastic company of people.”
Helen Edmundson is also flying high with her version of ‘Small Island’ garnering plaudits at the National Theatre. She also wrote the play that the Oscar-winning ‘The Favourite’ grew out of and LAC have worked hard to make sure her clever way of storytelling is truly brought to life.
LAC’s performance will add to the 200th birthday celebrations of the author Mary Ann Evans, known to the world as George Eliot. Eliot was famous for her desire to escape the stereotype of women's writing as light-hearted romance; instead she wrote this impassioned story of Maggie Tulliver: bound by convention, torn by love and determined to go her own way.
The Mill on the Floss opens on Thursday 27th June for three nights on the main stage at the Carriageworks.
LAC offers exclusive discounts for students at 10% off. Use code MOTF19.
Book online at https://www.carriageworkstheatre.co.uk/whats-on/drama/the-mill-on-the- floss/4584 or in person at Leeds Town Hall Box Office, £10 concessions and £13.49 for standard tickets.
6/20/2019 0 Comments
Standing on a rooftop sipping rhubarb gin as we watched the sun setting, it’s hard to believe we were overlooking the city of Wakefield, West Yorkshire.
Blog Up North influencers Victoria Chic, Sarah Louise and I had been eating at The Yorkshire Deli which comprises of two floors and a rooftop to eat and drink.
The deli is a hidden gem amongst a busy Wakefield street.
We opted to sit downstairs to eat an array of deli-style dishes. It was also the weekend of the Long Division Music Festival so they had a singer on who was brilliant and took requests.
We shared a large platter between two of us and Sarah had a vegetarian lasagne.
Our platter included Brie, stuffed olives, vine leaves, red peppers, garlic and bread. Sarah loved her lasagne and none of us could finish what we had ordered as we were fully.
We then ordered gin and tonics to take up to the rooftop area which you enter via the stylish upstairs dining area.
We couldn’t believe how gorgeous the rooftop area is, it felt as if we were on holiday as the sun was setting, the music playing and we were sipping our drinks.
This was highlight of our night. We spent ages just chatting and drinking overlooking the city centre.
It’s a stylish yet cosy venue with a large selection of hot and cold food.
It felt a little cramped as everyone was downstairs enjoying the entertainment. But everything else was close to perfection.
It was the perfect way to start a night out in Wakefield. All of us definitely want to return as it catered for all of our tastes and dietary requirements.
That’s not to mention one of the most instagrammable spots in Wakefield.
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