Tony Earnshaw enjoys a sneak preview of the jitters and jolts on offer in Sherlock Holmes – The Best Kept Secret. But it is magic, not sleuthing, that marks out this new production at the West Yorkshire Playhouse.
Actor, comedian and travel writer, Michael Palin is a man of the people. He talks to Chris Bond ahead of his return to Yorkshire for the Sheffield Doc/Fest.
Tomorrow a new play about Sherlock Holmes will open in Leeds. Arts correspondent Nick Ahad was given exclusive access to the first read through.
Acclaimed soprano Dame Josephine Barstow is back in her native Yorkshire working with Opera North again. Yvette Huddleston spoke to her.
Last year things began to click for Bradford theatre maker Emma Adams – and her career really started to take off. The lift off coincided with her making an important decision about her work as a playwright and theatre artist.
Take the work of a poetic playwright like Joanne Hartley. Add the work of an eloquent choreographer like Douglas Thorpe.
Giles Havergal’s new production of Benjamin Britten’s gentle comedy for Opera North, is a masterpiece of invention and ingenuity for his quintessential view of rural life in the England of yesteryear.
One of the busiest figures in comedy, Eddie Izzard is hitting Sheffield tonight, fresh from Bucharest. Yvette Huddleston spoke to him.
IT has been described as one of the greatest British comedies ever written and now Noises Off, Michael Frayn’s meticulously written farce, is coming to Yorkshire.
It was never going to be easy stepping into Alison Steadman’s shoes as the monstrous Beverly in Mike Leigh’s classic portrait of marital hell in Seventies suburbia, but Hannah Waterman has a pretty good stab at it.
English Touring Opera have included in their spring season a work that has been described as a “perplexing and sombre drama for connoisseurs rather than a popular favourite”.
Lenny Henry will return to the stage in Leeds to help young thespians fulfil their theatrical dreams.
After a difficult few years Hull Truck appears to be back on track. Yvette Huddleston spoke to the theatre’s newly appointed artistic director.
Dogs Land, the latest work by playwright Joanne Hartley has just seen its debut performance at the Square Chapel Centre For The Arts, Halifax.
English Touring Opera makes a highly convincing case that Donizetti’s chilling drama, based on a historically true story, The Siege of Calais, should be brought from obscurity and placed in the standard repertoire.
For a man about to turn 40, Mark Umbers doesn’t seem too concerned. Well, why would he?
Harrogate Theatre has reversed its fortunes and become the place to see hot new work. Arts correspondent Nick Ahad finds out how.
Halifax enjoyed a moment in the spotlight at the end of last year, when Sally Wainwright’s BBC comedy-drama series Last Tango in Halifax, starring Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid, proved hugely popular with TV audiences.
Every drama needs a hero. Opera North’s Charles Edwards talks to David Denton about the search for a leading man for Handel’s Joshua.
Where to start? Well probably not at the beginning, since Richard Hurford’s brilliantly bonkers new work has been inspired by Laurence Sterne’s landmark novel.
This theatrical piece of storytelling slots in perfectly with the West Yorkshire’s Playhouse’s genre-defying Transform festival.
Cats is the ultimate test of the physical, mental, creative and balletic skills of an actor.
David Toole isn’t really supposed to be doing what he does.
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