If the staggeringly awesome shows coming to Leeds in 2016 aren’t enough to keep you excited, then take a look at what’s coming up at Leeds Grand Theatre in 2017.
La Cage Aux Folles – Monday 20th to Saturday 25th March
Georges and the dazzling drag artiste Albin, star of La Cage aux Folles, live an idyllic existence in the heart of St Tropez, but behind the curtains all may be about to change when a meeting forces Georges and Albin to cover up their lifestyle.
La Cage aux Folles is both hilarious and touching and boasts a great score which includes hit tune I Am What I Am.
Sean Lock: Keep It Light – Sunday 26th March
Another chance to see Sean Lock’s hit show at The Grand.
Shirley Valentine – Monday 3rd to Saturday 8th April
Willy Russell’s heart-warming comedy stars Jodie Prenger on the first major revival of the one-woman play.
Shirley is a housewife in Liverpool; her kids have left home; she talks to the wall whilst cooking for her husband (chips and egg).
When she agrees to join her friend on a trip to Greece she starts to see the world and her life very differently.
Thriller Live – Tuesday 11th to Saturday 15th April
Thriller Live is a concert created to celebrate the career of one of the world’s greatest entertainer; Michael Jackson.
Songs include the major Michael Jackson hits so don’t miss it.
Thoroughly Modern Millie – Monday 17th to Saturday 22nd April
Broadway’s smash hit musical comedy comes to Leeds starring Strictly Come Dancing’s Joanne Clifton.
The production takes audiences back to the height of the Jazz Age in New York City when ‘modern’s including a flapper named Millie Dillmount were bobbing their hair, raising their hemlines, entering the workforce and rewriting the rules of love.
Ruth Rendell’s A Judgement In Stone – Monday 24th to Saturday 20th April
When she joins a wealthy family as their housekeeper Eunice’s awkwardness leads to a terrible of murder in cold blood. Ruth Rendell’s plot unravels a lifetime of deceit, despair and cover-ups which brings a revelation almost as grizzly as murder itself.
David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny – Wednesday 3rd to Sunday 7th May
From the acclaimed producers of Horrible Histories comes the world premiere Gangsta Granny based on the book written by of David Walliams.
It’s Friday night and Ben knows that means only one thing – staying with Granny which is going to be so boring. What he doesn’t know is that Granny has a secret, and Friday nights are about to get more exciting than he could ever imagine.
Keep Dancing – Monday 8th to Saturday 13th May
The ballroom sensation features TV dance stars and celebrity guests from Strictly Come Dancing in a high-intensity, brand new production.
Jon Richardson – Sunday 14th May
Best known as team captain on 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Jon returns to the road with his hotly anticipated new stand-up tour.
Evita – Tuesday 16th to Saturday 20th May
Telling the story of Eva Peron, the wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron, Evita follow Eva’s journey from humble beginnings through to extraordinary wealth, power and being heralded as the ‘spiritual leader of the nation’ by the Argentine people.
Featuring some of the most iconic songs in musical theatre including Don’t Cry For Me Argentina and Another Suitcase in Another Hall.
The Play That Goes Wrong – Monday 22nd to Saturday 27th May
Fawlty Towers meets Noises Off when The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society put on a 1920s murder mystery and everything that can possibly go wrong does.
The Play That Goes Wrong is a brilliantly funny multi award-winning comedy and also entertained the great and the good of The Royal Variety.
Dreamboats and Petticoats – Monday 10th to Saturday 15th July
Inspired by the multi-million selling albums of the same name this musical features some of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll songs of the 1950s and early 60s.
The Wedding Singer – Tuesday 22nd to Saturday 26th August
This sparkling new production is at Leeds Grand for week only from starring Jon Robyns, Ray Quinn, Cassie Compton, Roxanne Pallett and Ruth Madoc. It’s 1985; hair is huge, greed is good and rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart is New Jersey’s favourite wedding singer. When his own fiancée dumps him at the altar a seriously bummed out Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own.
All shows are on stage now! Book your tickets here.