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September 2019 – September 2020 RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN’S

T H E H I T M U S I C A L F O R T O D AY

CINDERELLA

The West End in West Yorkshire

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Concessions available (see back page for details) Groups 10+ discounts available Restricted View seats (N.B. lowest RV price bookable via Box Office only)

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Age Guidance PRESENTS

LIVEAGE

Presents

Adapted from the bestselling books by

Based on the books by Kes Gray and Jim Field. Published by Hachette Children’s Group

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Music & lyrics by

DOLLY PARTON

Book by

PATRICIA RESNICK

Directed by

JEFF CALHOUN


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Performances At A Glance September – October Tue 29 October – Sat 9 November Mon 11 – Sat 23 November Thu 28 November – Sat 14 December Sun 15 December Tue 17 December – Thu 2 January 2020 2020

Opera North The King and I We Will Rock You Kay Mellor’s Band of Gold Sixties Gold Northern Ballet’s Cinderella

Sun 5 January January – February Sun 1 March Tue 3 – Sat 7 March Sun 8 March Sat 14 – Sat 21 March Mon 23 – Sat 28 March Tue 31 March – Sat 4 April Sat 9 May Tue 12 – Sat 23 May Tue 26 – Sat 30 May

Northern Ballet’s 50th Anniversary Celebration Gala Paul Smith Opera North Dick and Angel Dare to Do It! Cabaret Rob Beckett Northern Ballet’s Geisha On Your Feet! LAOS presents My Fair Lady Romesh Ranganathan Sister Act Derren Brown – Showman

Mon 1 – Sat 13 June

(No Performances)

Sun 14 June Tue 16 – Sat 20 June Thu 18 – Sat 20 June Tue 23 – Sat 27 June Mon 29 June – Sat 4 July Tue 7 – Sat 11 July Mon 13 – Sat 18 July Thu 23 July – Sat 15 August Tue 25 – Sat 29 August Sun 30 & Mon 31 August Tue 1 – Sat 5 September Sun 6 September

Jack Dee SIX Oi Frog & Friends! Some Mothers Do ’Ave ’Em Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 the Musical Dial M For Murder Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Les Misérables Beautiful – The Carole King Musical Jane McDonald The Mousetrap Elkie Brooks

Sat 4 January

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28 23 14 24 25 26 27 29 29 28 29 28

More shows to be announced – visit leedsgrandtheatre.com for updates BOOKING FEES & DELIVERY CHARGE 3

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The Greek Passion Sat 14, Sat 21 & Fri 27 September; Sat 19 October 2019 Refugees arrive in a remote Greek village, dividing the community. One villager pleads with his neighbours to show compassion but he is met with a wall of contempt he must find the strength to break down. Shocking drama unfolds amidst a spectacular soundscape in this unique, powerfully-resonant opera. It is not to be missed. Sung in English with English titles. Approx. 2 hours 30 minutes.

Pre-Performance Talks Sat 21, Fri 27 September & Sat 19 October (6.30-7pm) FREE but ticketed – please book via Opera North Box Office

Giulio Cesare Caesar & Cleopatra in Egypt Sat 28 September; Sat 5, Fri 11, Tue 15 & Thu 17 October 2019 Caesar and Cleopatra unite to dethrone her cruel brother in Handel’s brutal masterpiece. As their passion soars, Caesar is drawn into a dangerous web of bloodthirsty ambition. A dramatic love story with all the colour, passion and epic sweep of a Hollywood blockbuster. Sung in Italian with English titles. Approx. 3 hours 15 minutes.

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The Greek Passion Evenings 7.30pm

Pre-Performance Talks Sat 5, Fri 11, Tue 15, Thu 17 October (6pm – 6.30pm) FREE but ticketed – please book via Opera North Box Office

Giulio Cesare Evenings 7pm

La bohème

La bohème Sat 12, Wed 16, Fri 18, Tue 22, Wed 23*, Thu 24 & Sat 26† October 2019 Dementia Friendly Performance Thu 24 October, 2.30pm

Evenings 7.30pm *Matinee 2.30pm † 2.30pm & 7.30pm Dementia Friendly Performance Thu 24 October, 2.30pm

Fall for one of the most popular operas of all time. On a cold Tickets £15 – £72.50 Christmas night in bohemian Paris, Mimì knocks on Rodolfo’s door in search of a candle light and a love is sparked that changes their lives HOW TO BOOK Call forever. But can this love survive the harsh winter?

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Opera North Box Office

0113 223 3600 or book online at

operanorth.co.uk boxoffice@operanorth.co.uk La bohème AD Audio Described Performance Tue 22 October, 7.30pm (Touch Tour 6.15pm) Signed Performance Sat 26 October, 2.30pm Audio notes available for all operas

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Under 30 or a full-time student? Join our U30 scheme to get £10 tickets: operanorth.co.uk/under30s

Photography by Guy Farrow

Sung in Italian with English titles. Approx. 2 hours 15 minutes.


‘I DOUBT I’LL EVER SEE A

BETTER PRODUCTION

IN MY LIFETIME’ THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

WINNER OF 4 TONY AWARDS TH E LINCOLN CE NTE R TH E ATE R PRODUC TION

RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN’S

DIR EC TE D BY

BARTLETT SHER

DIRECT FROM

WEST END

ANNALENE BEECHEY

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DIRECT FROM

BROADWAY

JOSE LLANA


DIRECT FROM THE LONDON PALLADIUM

SOLD OUT SEASON Reprising their critically acclaimed performances in The King and I, West End’s Annalene Beechey and Broadway’s Jose Llana star in the multi-award winning Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I. The greatest musical from the golden age of musicals – adored by the public and critics alike – with one of the finest scores ever written, including; Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You, and Shall We Dance, and featuring a company of over 50 world-class performers and a full-scale orchestra. A celebration of the lavish heritage of the very best in romantic musical theatre from an unparalleled multi-award winning creative team, directed by Tony® Award winner Bart Sher (South Pacific, My Fair Lady – Broadway). This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness this glorious production as you have never seen it before.

Evenings 7.30pm Matinees Wed, Thu & Sat 2.30pm Tue – Thu evening Band A £57 Band B £46 Band C £36 £25 & £17.50

Wed & Thu matinee; Fri & Sat Band A £63 Band B £55 Band C £43 £26 & £18.50

Two midweek matinees due to popular demand

‘Looks and sounds ravishing. Complete rapture’

Signed Performance Sat 2 November, 2.30pm

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‘Five stars for a sumptuous King And I. Book now. It’s a hit’

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TIMES

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Sat 9 November, 2.30pm

Box Office 0844 848 2700 • Groups 10+ 0113 297 7040 Prices include a £3 booking fee. Postage charge £1 where applicable.

Photography by Johan Persson & Matthew Murphy

Tue 29 October – Sat 9 November 2019


Phil McIntyre Entertainment, Queen Theatrical Productions and Tribeca Theatrical Productions present

THE GLOBAL PHENOMENON RETURNS

‘A NEW BREED OF MUSICAL -

BRILLIANT’ BBC Newsnight

‘A KIND OF MAGIC.

SPECTACULAR. MAGNIFICO!’ Sun

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‘AN EVENING OF SHEER ENTERTAINMENT & ENJOYMENT.

THE SHOW SHOULD RUN FOREVER!’ Daily Mirror

The worldwide smash hit musical by Queen and Ben Elton returns to Leeds. The multimillion-pound show dazzles all the senses in breathtaking style. Since 2002 over 16 million theatergoers in 19 countries have been thrilled by this awe-inspiring production. With 24 of Queen’s biggest hits delivered in a show that boasts the scale and spectacle that marked the band’s legendary live performances. Guaranteed to blow your mind, this musical phenomenon is not to be missed! Brian May said: “This is a stunning state-of-the art new-look production of WWRY – but of course the original story is now more relevant than ever. We’re confident WWRY fans will love revisiting the world’s first true Rock Theatrical, and a whole new generation will now discover the VIBE!”

Evenings 7.30pm Matinees Wed & Sat 2.30pm Mon – Thu

Band A £54 Band B £45.50 Band C £42.50 Band D £40 Band E £38 £35.50 & £24

Fri & Sat

Band A £59 Band B £50.50 Band C £46.50 Band D £45 Band E £43 £37.50 & £27 Available on Band B&C

‘Exhilarating and great fun’ AD

TIME MAGAZINE

‘The spectacular musical’ DAILY EXPRESS 9

Audio Described Performance & Signed Performance Wed 13 November, 2.30pm

wewillrockyou.co.uk

Box Office 0844 848 2700 • Groups 10+ 0113 297 7040 Prices include a £3 booking fee. Postage charge £1 where applicable.

Images include previous cast

Mon 11 – Sat 23 November 2019


★★★★★

“A

THEATRICAL E XP E R I E NC E

NOT TO BE MISSED” Entertainment Views on Kay Mellor’s Fat Friends the Musical

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LAURIE BRETT | GAYNOR FAYE KIERON RICHARDSON | SHAYNE WARD

WITH

ANDREW DUNN | SACHA PARKINSON & EMMA OSMAN

Thu 28 November – Sat 14 December 2019

Evenings 7.30pm Matinees Thu (not 28) &

Following the huge, sell-out success of Fat Friends The Musical, Kay Sat 2.30pm Mellor returns to Leeds Grand Theatre with a star-studded cast in Thu 28 November the world premiere stage production of her multi-award winning All tickets £25 TV series Band of Gold.  Mon – Thu Band A £39 Band of Gold was the groundbreaking crime drama that captivated Band B £37 over 15 million viewers each week when it aired on ITV and Band C £33 Band D £25 revolved around a group of women – Carol, Rose, Anita and Gina. At £28, £25 & £20.50 times heart-breaking and humorous, Band of Gold  tells the story of Fri & Sat how a young mother is drawn into the notorious red-light district. Band A £42 Band B £39 With a killer on the loose it’s a battle to survive! Band C £36 Band D £25 The three iconic female roles from the TV series, will be played £30, £25 & £22.50 on stage by Gaynor Faye (Emmerdale, Playing the Field), Laurie Concessions do not Brett (EastEnders, Waterloo Road) and Leeds-born actress Emma apply to opening night Osman. They will be joined by award-winning TV stars Shayne 15+ Ward (Coronation Street, X Factor winner), Kieron Richardson  Post Show Talk (Hollyoaks, Heartbeat), Sacha Parkinson (Mr. Selfridge, The Mill) Mon 9 December FREE with your show ticket. and Andrew Dunn (Dinnerladies, Coronation Street). Kay Mellor will be joined by members of the company to offer Don’t miss your chance to be one of the first to see the world an insight into the production. premiere production of Kay Mellor’s thrilling new play. bandofgoldplay.com

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Box Office 0844 848 2700 • Groups 10+ 0113 297 7040 Prices include a £3 booking fee. Postage charge £1 where applicable.


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CINDERELLA A ballet by David Nixon OBE with music by Philip Feeney

Tue 17 December 2019 – Thu 2 January 2020 Escape into an enchanting winter wonderland with Northern Ballet’s beautiful reimagining of Cinderella. Live every moment of Cinderella’s story from heartbreak to joy. In this sparkling adaptation of the classic rags-to-riches tale, Cinders is whisked away from her wicked stepmother to the glistening lake of ice where she first meets her Prince. You won’t believe your eyes as Northern Ballet’s remarkable dancers bring their signature magic to the ultimate feel-good fairytale. The perfect entertainment for the whole family. Don’t miss out on your tickets to the ball – book now! (Please note that this production contains short periods of flashing and strobe lighting effects.)

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Kids Go Half Price!

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One child’s ticket half price with every full paying adult on dates marked with * (Stalls & Upper Circle only). Additional children’s tickets £4 off.

DECEMBER Tue 17* 7pm Wed 18* 7pm Thu 19* 2pm 7pm Fri 20 7pm Sat 21 2pm 7pm Sun 22 4pm Tue 24 2pm Fri 27 2pm 7pm Sat 28 2pm 7pm Sun 29 4pm Mon 30* 7pm Tue 31* 2pm JANUARY Thu 2* 2pm 7pm

All Performances Band A & B £55 Band C & D £45 Band E £39 Band F £30 Band G £25 Band H £20 £25, £20 & £12

Mon – Thu (excluding 24 Dec) Applies to dates marked with * only

AD Audio Described Performance Sat 21 December, 2pm

northernballet.com/cinderella

Box Office 0844 848 2700 • Groups 10+ 0113 297 7040 Prices include a £3 booking fee. Postage charge £1 where applicable.


Northern Ballet’s 50th Anniversary Celebration Gala Sat 4 January 2020 7pm

Tickets £25 – £90

Fifty years. One incredible journey. Retrace the remarkable footsteps of Northern Ballet with their magnificent Celebration Gala. For one night only internationally renowned companies, some rarely seen in Leeds, unite with Northern Ballet in a never-before-seen programme of excerpts from across the Company’s history. Companies include The Royal Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, English National Ballet, Scottish Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre. Join the celebrations at Leeds Grand Theatre. Be part of Northern Ballet’s story. Matinees 10.30am & 1pm All Tickets £16

(Age guidance 3+ not restriction) Concessions available at all Running Time 55mins performances

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Adapted from the bestselling books by

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Based on the books by Kes Gray and Jim Field. Published by Hachette Children’s Group

Thu 18 – Sat 20 June 2020 ‘Cats sit on mats, hares sit on chairs, mules sit on stools, gophers sit on sofas and frogs sit on logs.’ It’s a new day at Sittingbottom school and FROG is looking for a place to sit, but CAT has other ideas and DOG is doing as he’s told. Little do any of them know that chaos is coming... Who knew there were so many rhyming rules and what will happen when FROG is in charge? Join FROG, CAT and DOG in this new actionpacked stage adaptation of Kes Gray and Jim Field’s bestselling books. Expect songs, puppets, laughs and more rhymes than you can shake a chime at. 

Book online at leedsgrandtheatre.com Prices include a £3 booking fee. Postage charge £1 where applicable.


Photography by Guy Farrow

Street Scene Evenings 7pm The Marriage of Figaro Evenings 7pm *Matinee 4pm

Sat 18 & Sat 25 January; Wed 12, Thu 20 & Fri 28 February 2020

The Turn of The Screw Evenings 7.30pm

On a stifling New York summer’s day, one family’s lives are changed forever. Opera rubs shoulders with jazz and the jitterbug in this must-see evening of musical theatre.

Tickets £15 – £72.50

Sung in English

HOW TO BOOK Call Opera North Box Office

0113 223 3600 or book online at

operanorth.co.uk boxoffice@operanorth.co.uk Street Scene Captioned Performance Wed 12 February, 7pm The Marriage of Figaro AD Audio Described Performance Wed 19 February, 7pm (Touch Tour 5.45pm)

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Street Scene

The Marriage of Figaro Sat 1, Sat 8*, Fri 14, Wed 19, Sat 22, Wed 26 & Sat 29 February 2020 It’s Figaro and Susanna’s wedding day, and trouble clouds the horizon. Mozart’s joyous farce of mistaken identity is bursting at the seams with wit and invention in this hit production. Sung in English

The Turn of The Screw Sat 15, Tue 18, Fri 21, Tue 25 & Thu 27 February 2020

Audio notes available for all operas

In a remote country house, a newly-appointed governess fights to protect two children from menacing spirits. This spine-chilling ghost story will have you on the edge of your seat.

operanorth.co.uk

Sung in English

Trying opera for the first time? Get £20 tickets: operanorth.co.uk/tryiton


Evenings 7.30pm Matinees Wed, Thu & Sat 2.30pm Tue – Thu evening & Sat matinee

Band A £44 Band B £41 Band C £38 Band D £33 £29 & £23

Wed & Thu matinee

Band A £39 Band B £37 Band C £35 Band D £28.50 £24 & £20.50

Fri & Sat evening

Band A £47 Band B £44 Band C £41 Band D £37 £32 & £25

14+ Contains adult themes, nudity and scenes of a sexual nature

Tue 3 – Sat 7 March 2020 Bill Kenwright presents the multi-award winning production of Kander and Ebb’s landmark musical, Cabaret. Directed by National Theatre Director Rufus Norris, the production has enjoyed two smash hit West End runs at The Lyric and The Savoy theatres. It’s 1931, Berlin is a haven of divine decadence and the legendary Sally Bowles is about to take the stage at the infamous Kit Kat Klub. Cabaret features show-stopping choreography, dazzling costumes and iconic songs Money Makes the World Go Round, Maybe This Time and Cabaret. Starring as Emcee is John Partridge, winner of Celebrity MasterChef 2018, well known to TV audiences as EastEnders’ charismatic Christian Clarke and one of West End theatre’s most prolific leading men (A Chorus Line, Chicago, La Cage Aux Folles). Kara Lily Hayworth stars as the iconic Sally Bowles following her spectacular performance in the title role of Cilla The Musical which was revered by both critics and audiences alike. They are joined by Anita Harris, who first rose to fame as a singer in the 1960s and has appeared both on screen (Follow That Camel, Carry on Doctor) and on stage, most notably as Grizabella in the West End’s Cats.

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Book online at leedsgrandtheatre.com Prices include a £3 booking fee. Postage charge £1 where applicable.


Evenings 7.30pm

Sat 14 – Sat 21 March 2020

Matinees Thu & Sat 2.30pm

For geisha, beauty and honour is everything. Two young women, bound by vows of friendship, find themselves in the midst of a collision between East and West. As their lives are torn painfully apart, a promise from beyond the grave offers the only chance for redemption. Brought vividly to life by Kenneth Tindall, the creator of Northern Ballet’s Casanova, and based on a remarkable true story, unravel the mysteries of Geisha. Kenneth Tindall, Choreographer, explains: “Geisha will be a stunning, visual, heartfelt story with universal themes at its core: friendship, betrayal, revenge and redemption with a supernatural edge.”

All Performances

Band A £55 Band B £45 Band C £39 Band D £30 Band E £25 Band F £20 £25, £20 & £12

12+

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‘Northern Ballet is currently on a roll’ MAIL ON SUNDAY on Kenneth Tindall’s Casanova

Box Office 0844 848 2700 • Groups 10+ 0113 297 7040 Prices include a £3 booking fee. Postage charge £1 where applicable.


GLORIA ESTEFAN’S HIT MUSICAL “THE RHYTHM REALLY DOES GET YOU”

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Evenings 7.30pm Matinees Wed & Sat 2.30pm Mon – Thu

Band A £46.50 Band B £41.50 Band C £37 Band D £30.50 £27 & £21.50

Fri & Sat

Band A £51.50 Band B £46.50 Band C £39 Band D £33 £28 & £22.50

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Audio Described Performance & Signed Performance Thu 26 March, 7.30pm

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Mon 23 – Sat 28 March 2020 Her voice. His vision. Their story. The Broadway and West End production of Gloria and Emilio Estefan’s smash hit musical is congaing into Leeds as part of its first international tour. This ‘exhilarating extravaganza’ (WhatsOnStage) is the inspiring true love story of Emilio and Gloria and charts their journey from its origins in Cuba, onto the streets of Miami and finally to international superstardom. Featuring all of their smash hits, including Rhythm Is Gonna Get You, Conga, Get On Your Feet, Don’t Want To Lose You Now, Dr. Beat and 1-2-3. Directed by two-time Tony® Award winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde), with choreography by Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and book by Academy Award winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman). Winner of 26 Grammy awards, Gloria Estefan has sold over 100 million records worldwide. Emilio Estefan is a founding member of the pioneering Miami Sound Machine, who created a brand new Latin crossover sound – fusing infectious Cuban rhythms with American pop and disco. Book now and get On Your Feet! at Leeds Grand Theatre. Book online at leedsgrandtheatre.com Prices include a £3 booking fee. Postage charge £1 where applicable.


PRESENTS

Evenings 7.30pm Matinee Sat 2.15pm All Performances Band A £36 Band B £33 Band C £31 Band D £29 Band E £20 £20 & £15

£2 discount

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Tue 31 March – Sat 4 April 2020 Following critically acclaimed performances of Cats and West Side Story, Leeds Amateur Operatic Society (LAOS) returns to The Grand with this compelling tale of a cockney flower girl transformed into an elegant lady. Hailed by critics and audiences for its heart and its wit, My Fair Lady is that rare musical by which all others are measured. Winner of 6 Tony® Awards and 8 Oscars and based on George Bernard Shaw’s play, Pygmalion, My Fair Lady has been entrancing audiences since it was first performed on Broadway in 1956. Acclaimed Professor and confirmed bachelor, Henry Higgins, makes a wager with his linguistic colleague, Colonel Pickering, that in six months he can pass off “guttersnipe” Eliza Doolittle as a duchess at an Embassy ball. And so the journey begins, not only for Eliza but for Higgins and others too, with unlikely bonds deepening as the story unfolds. With one of musical theatre’s greatest songbooks, including Wouldn’t It Be Loverly, With a Little Bit of Luck, I Could Have Danced All Night, On the Street Where You Live, and Get Me to the Church on Time, you are sure to leave the theatre singing! Box Office 0844 848 2700 • Groups 10+ 0113 297 7040 Prices include a £3 booking fee. Postage charge £1 where applicable.


Jamie Wilson and Whoopi Goldberg present

A BRAND NEW PRODUCTION

Starring Starring

Music by

Alan Menken Additional Book Material

Lyrics by

Brenda Edwards

Glenn Slater

Douglas Carter Beane

Book by

Cheri Steinkellner & Bill Steinkellner

Based on the Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture “Sister Act” written by Joseph Howard Presented by arrangement with JOSEF WEINBERGER LIMITED

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‘Reinventing the role of Deloris for an older actor is something that I have always wanted to do. To have the amazingly talented Brenda Edwards play her is going to be a real thrill.

IT’S SISTER ACT THE WAY SISTER ACT SHOULD BE!’ Whoopi Goldberg

Tue 12 – Sat 23 May 2020

Evenings 7.30pm Matinees Wed, Thu (14 only) &

Returning with a brand new production, the Broadway, West End Sat 2.30pm and UK smash hit musical is back! Produced by Jamie Wilson and Mon – Thu Whoopi Goldberg, Sister Act stars Brenda Edwards (Hairspray, Band A £42 Chicago, Loose Women) in the specially rewritten role of Deloris Van Band B £39 Band C £36 Cartier. Band D £29 £25 & £22 Based on the iconic movie, this sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, sisterhood and music tells the hilarious story of Fri & Sat Band A £48 the disco diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses Band B £46 Band C £39 a murder. Under protective custody she is hidden in the one place Band D £33 she won’t be found – a convent! Disguised as a nun, and under the £25 & £22 suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. Featuring original music by Tony® and eight-time Oscar winner Alan Early Bird Offer Groups of 6+ save £6 per Menken (Disney’s Aladdin, Enchanted), dazzling dance routines and (Must book by 31 Dec songs inspired by Motown, soul and disco, Sister Act is the funniest ticket. 2019). and funkiest musical around. It’s gonna be fabulous baby! Signed Performance Thu 21 May, 7.30pm

AD Audio Described Performance Sat 23 May, 2.30pm

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Box Office 0844 848 2700 • Groups 10+ 0113 297 7040 Prices include a £3 booking fee. Postage charge £1 where applicable.


‘the closest our galaxy can boast to a jedi master’ empire

Evenings 7.30pm Matinee Sat 2.30pm Tue & Wed

Band A £50 Band B £40 Band C £38 £38

Thu – Sat

Band A £55 Band B £45 Band C £42 £42 Tue & Wed only

12+ Not suitable for under 12s

Tue 26 – Sat 30 May 2020 Derren Brown returns to the stage, and Leeds, with his brand new live show. The multi-award winning master of mind control and psychological illusion is at his very best on stage. His one-man shows have received wide critical acclaim and more Olivier wins and nominations than any other in history! Now with his first brand new theatre show in five years, Derren Brown returns to astonish and amaze audiences at The Grand. The content of Showman remains a closely guarded secret, but if you’ve seen him before, you know you’re in for a powerhouse treat!  Derren Brown says: “All I can reveal is that the show will ultimately be about you, the audience member, because that’s what I find most interesting. There are places I’d like to take the audience where we haven’t been before. I always aim to have it deliver more than you’d expect. I’m excited to be at the starting point of that process. Getting it on the road will be my favourite part of the year.”

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Book online at leedsgrandtheatre.com Prices include a £3 booking fee. Postage charge £1 where applicable.


DIVORCED • BEHEADED • LIVE!

LONDON ★ NEW YORK ★ CHICAGO ★ SYDNEY ★ LEEDS Evenings 8pm

Tue 16 – Sat 20 June 2020

Matinees Wed, Fri & Sat 5pm

Nominated for 5 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, the sell-out international smash hit SIX is the phenomenon everyone is losing their head over! From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII finally take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing 500 years of historical heartbreak into an 80-minute celebration of 21st Century girl power. These Queens may have green sleeves but their lipstick is rebellious red. It’s time they told their story. Think you know the rhyme, think again…. Divorced. Beheaded. LIVE!

All Performances Band A £39 Band B £35 Band C £32 Band D £27 £24 & £22

10+

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‘The most uplifting new British musical I have ever had the privilege to watch’ EVENING STANDARD

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‘Sassy, funny, sexy and funky’

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Signed Performance Thu 18 June, 8pm Sat 20 June, 5pm

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‘The best the West End has to offer’

Box Office 0844 848 2700 • Groups 10+ 0113 297 7040 Prices include a £3 booking fee. Postage charge £1 where applicable.

Image featuring the West End cast

IT’S REIGNING QUEENS - HALLELUJAH!


Written & Directed by Guy Unsworth

Based on the TV series by Raymond Allen

Starring

Joe Pasquale

Sarah Earnshaw Susie Blake

Evenings 7.30pm

Tue 23 – Sat 27 June 2020

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Matinees Wed, Thu & Sat 2.30pm Tue – Thu

Band A £36.50 Band B £32 Band C £30 Band D £24 £22 & £20

Fri & Sat

Band A £39.50 Band B £35 Band C £33 Band D £24 £22 & £20

Hilarious mishaps and DIY disasters are bringing the house down, quite literally, as Some Mothers Do ’Ave ’Em hits the road with Joe Pasquale (New Faces, I’m a Celebrity, Spamalot, The Producers) as the lovable accident-prone Frank Spencer. Betty has exciting news for Frank, but he’s preoccupied by possible newfound fame as a magician. With guests arriving for dinner and crossed wires all round, priceless misunderstandings are on the menu. Susie Blake (Coronation Street, The Victoria Wood Show, Blithe Spirit) stars as his disapproving mother-in-law and Sarah Earnshaw (Nativity! The Musical) as his long-suffering wife Betty. Based on the 1970s classic TV comedy by Ray Allen and directed by the award-winning Guy Unsworth, Some Mothers Do ’Ave ’Em is the ultimate feel-good night out, washed down with lashings of nostalgia and mother’s prune wine. Quite Frank-ly, it’s a hit!

 AD Audio Described Performance Sat 27 June, 2.30pm

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‘An evening of uncomplicated, very British jollity and it is done with theatrical skill’ DAILY MAIL

Book online at leedsgrandtheatre.com Prices include a £3 booking fee. Postage charge £1 where applicable.


Presents

Music & lyrics by

DOLLY PARTON

Book by

PATRICIA RESNICK

Directed by

JEFF CALHOUN

Evenings 7.30pm 9T519_M_104 Leeds Single Brochure Page_V1.indd

Mon 291 June – Sat 4 July 2020

Matinees Wed & Sat 2.30pm

Tumble outta’ bed and stumble to Leeds Grand Theatre to see Dolly Parton’s rip-roaring, smash hit musical! Fresh from 5* reviews and sold-out houses in London’s West End, 9 to 5 the Musical tells the story of three workmates pushed to boiling point by their sexist and egotistical boss. Concocting a plan to kidnap and turn the tables on their despicable supervisor, will the women manage to reform their office – or will events unravel when the CEO pays an unexpected visit? With an Oscar, Grammy and Tony® Award-nominated score by the Queen of Country herself, Dolly Parton, and a book by the iconic movie’s original screenwriter Patricia Resnick, this hilarious new production is about teaming up, standing up and taking care of business! Dolly Parton’s feel-good musical is the most fun you’ll have in the theatre all year!

Mon evening & Wed matinee Band A £39 Band B £37 Band C £35 Band D £28.50 £24 & £20.50

Tue – Thu

Band A £46 Band B £43 Band C £40 Band D £33 £29 & £23

Fri & Sat

Band A £48 Band B £45 Band C £42 Band D £37 £32 & £25

Dolly Parton will not be appearing live in this production. comic sexual references, 12+ Contains light drug use and the occasional curse word

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‘Packed with laughs as big as Dolly’s personality’ DAILY MIRROR

Box Office 0844 848 2700 • Groups 10+ 0113 297 7040 Prices include a £3 booking fee. Postage charge £1 where applicable.


Evenings 7.30pm Matinees Wed, Thu & Sat 2.30pm Tue – Thu

Band A £36.50 Band B £32 Band C £30 Band D £24 £22 & £20

Fri & Sat

Band A £39.50 Band B £35 Band C £33 Band D £24 £22 & £20

Tue 7 – Sat 11 July 2020 The genre-defining thriller for all time – Dial M For Murder – is back! TV and stage favourite, Tom Chambers (Top Hat, Strictly Come Dancing) stars as the charismatic and manipulative Tony Wendice, a jaded ex-tennis pro who has given it all up for his wife Margot. When he discovers she has been unfaithful his mind turns to revenge and the pursuit of the ‘perfect crime’. Made famous by Alfred Hitchcock’s world-renowned film of 1950, the iconic Dial M For Murder will leave you spellbound as Tony becomes more tangled in the web of his own making. Also featuring Christopher Harper (Coronation Street), this ultimate masterclass in suspense is guaranteed to entwine you with its spine-chilling twists and turns. Dial M For Murder is the definitive seat gripping drama that is not to be missed!

‘It’s a taut, acidly funny thriller’ GUARDIAN

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TELEGRAPH

Book online at leedsgrandtheatre.com Prices include a £3 booking fee. Postage charge £1 where applicable.


Evenings 7.30pm

Mon 13 – Sat 18 July 2020

Matinees Wed & Sat 2.30pm Mon – Thu

Band A £45.50 Band B £42.50 Band C £40 Band D £38 £32 & £25

Fri & Sat

Band A £47.50 Band B £44.50 Band C £42 Band D £40 £34 & £27 Available on Band B&C discretion advised – 12+ Parental contains some strong language and mild sexual references

The smash hit, critically acclaimed West End musical is coming to Leeds as part of its first UK tour starring Layton Williams (Bad Education, Billy Elliot the Musical) as Jamie New and Shane Richie (EastEnders) as Hugo / Loco Chanelle. Both are reprising their roles from the West End production. Funny, fabulous and feelgood, this is the musical sensation for all the family and not to be missed! Jamie New is 16 and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. Jamie is going to be a sensation.  Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight.  With an original score of catchy pop tunes by lead singersongwriter of The Feeling, Dan Gillespie Sells, and writer Tom MacRae (Doctor Who), this brand new musical will have everybody talking about Jamie for years to come. Sixteen: the edge of possibility. Time to make your dreams come true.

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TIMES

Box Office 0844 848 2700 • Groups 10+ 0113 297 7040 Prices include a £3 booking fee. Postage charge £1 where applicable.


Sixties Gold

Paul Smith – Following

Sun 15 December 2019 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Sun 5 January 2020 7.30pm

£36 & £39

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Dick and Angel Dare to Do It! Sun 1 March 2020 7.30pm  

£29.50

Rob Beckett – Wallop!

Likely to include 14+ swearing & adult content

Sun 8 March 2020 8pm

£27

Jack Dee – Off The Telly

Jane McDonald: Let The Light In

Elkie Brooks

Sun 30 & Mon 31 August 2020 7.30pm

Sun 6 September 2020 7.30pm

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£25

14+ Romesh Ranganathan – Likely to contain & adult The Cynic’s Mixtape swearing content

Sat 9 May 2020 8pm

£27

£39

– £54

Contains swearing 14+ & adult themes

Sun 14 June 2020 8pm

Book online at leedsgrandtheatre.com Prices include a £3 booking fee. Postage charge £1 where applicable.

18+

£25

£24

– £39


JULY Thu 23 7.30pm Fri 24 7.30pm* Sat 25 2.30pm* 7.30pm* Mon 27 7.30pm Tue 28 7.30pm Wed 29 7.30pm Thu 30 2.30pm 7.30pm* Fri 31 7.30pm* AUGUST Sat 1 2.30pm* 7.30pm* Mon 3 7.30pm Tue 4 2.30pm 7.30pm Wed 5 7.30pm Thu 6 2.30pm 7.30pm* Fri 7 7.30pm* Sat 8 2.30pm* 7.30pm* Mon 10 7.30pm Tue 11 2.30pm 7.30pm Wed 12 7.30pm* Thu 13 2.30pm 7.30pm* Fri 14 7.30pm* Sat 15 2.30pm* 7.30pm*

Peak Performances* £30 – £70

Off-Peak Performances £27.50 – £67.50

Applies to Children, Students and Unwaged. All concessions apply Mon – Wed subject to availability and do not apply to Band A.

Thu 23 July – Sat 15 August 2020

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Tue 25 – Sat 29 August 2020

Tue 1 – Sat 5 September 2020

Evenings 7.30pm

Evenings 7.30pm

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Matinees Wed, Thu & Sat 2.30pm £20

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Matinees Wed, Thu & Sat 2.30pm £19.50

– £36

Box Office 0844 848 2700 • Groups 10+ 0113 297 7040 Prices include a £3 booking fee. Postage charge £1 where applicable.

Signed Performance Sat 5 September, 2.30pm


Schools & Youth Theatre

Access Information

Get Involved

Lift Access / Upper Levels There is an access lift from Box Office to the Foyer and lift access from the Foyer to all levels except the Upper Balcony. Some areas have steep stairs and may not be suitable for people with limited mobility or fear of heights – if you have concerns check with Box Office before purchasing tickets.

Leeds Grand Theatre, City Varieties Music Hall and Hyde Park Picture House offer a range of opportunities for young people to explore our venues, take part in creative activities and learn new skills. Our Schools Partnership Programme offers Primary and Secondary pupils the opportunity to explore the curriculum in our beautiful heritage venues. Pupils can learn more about what goes on behind the scenes, explore job roles in the arts, meet the professionals and discover how curriculum subjects such as maths and science are used every day in the theatre. For more information about our Schools Partnership Programme or our other opportunities for young people, including Youth Theatre and Summer Festival, please call 0113 297 7042 or contact learning@leedsgrandtheatre.com for more information.

Accessible Toilets are located on the Stalls and Dress Circle levels. Deaf/Hearing Impaired An infra-red system is in operation in the Stalls and Dress Circle. Headsets are available from the Foyer for a £5 refundable deposit. Assistance Dogs are welcome. Access Performances A number of performances are Audio Described AD , Captioned CAP or British Sign Language interpreted. We offer free Touch Tours prior to most AD Performances – please book your place when purchasing your ticket. For details of our Access Membership Scheme or for any access queries please email boxoffice@leedsgrandtheatre.com (monitored during Box Office hours) or call 0113 205 3899.

Boxes Due to their location boxes give a side view of the stage. Rear box seats are Restricted View. Please note box seats are sold separately – to book a full box each seat must be purchased.

Theatre Bars Our bars, some with original Victorian features, open 1hr before the show and shut 5mins before curtain up. We stock a wide range of drinks, including 25 varieties of gin, and are proud stockists of Leeds Brewery Beer. Interval Drinks To avoid queues pre-order your interval drinks before the show. Priority Plus Members enjoy a 10% discount in all our bars.

Terms & Conditions Refunds Sorry, we do not offer refunds on ticket purchases. See P2 for details of Refund Protection.

Pricing may be subject to change – tickets will be sold at the current Box Office rate at the time of booking.

Latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance, which may be the interval. Please note that the Latecomers Policy is set on a show by show basis. We advise you arrive at least 30 mins before the performance to avoid queues, especially if collecting tickets.

Front Row Due to the nature of live theatre the front row of the Stalls may be subject to change even after tickets go on sale. We regret we are unable to inform patrons who have purchased tickets of any such change.

Admissions Policy Management reserves the right to refuse admission. Cancelled Performances If a performance is cancelled we will make every effort to accommodate you at another time or offer a refund. Named Artists Management cannot guarantee the appearance of any named artist. Concessions / Discounts / Offers apply to full price tickets, do not apply to Premium or RV seats and cannot be used retrospectively. Only one discount per ticket. Strictly subject to availability. Proof of status must be shown where appropriate.

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Under 3s will not be admitted unless otherwise stated. Age guidance is to assist individuals in judging the suitability of productions at the time of booking, however Leeds Grand Theatre accepts no responsibility for any offence which may be caused. Age guidance may relate to themes of an adult nature, language, nudity or themes considered unsuitable for younger audiences.  Adaptations Due to the nature of live theatre stage adaptations may differ from film or literary versions of the same title. Restoration Fund £1 from every ticket sold (excl. tickets for Opera North) goes towards the restoration of the Grand Theatre.

For full Ts&Cs visit leedsgrandtheatre.com

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How To Book

leedsgrandtheatre.com

0844 848 2700*

Phone & In Person Mon – Sat 10am – 8pm (on Sundays and Bank Holidays Box Office opens 1hr before the show)

*Calls cost 7p per minute + your phone company’s access charge

Groups 10+ 0113 297 7040 (Mon – Fri 9.30am – 5.30pm) Concessions Where applicable, concessions are available for over 60s, under 16s†, students, Groups 10+ and unwaged (all subject to availability and proof of eligibility). Unless otherwise stated concessions apply to the top 3 prices at Mon – Thu performances. Additional restrictions may apply – check with Box Office for full details.

UPPER BALCONY

BALCONY

UPPER CIRCLE

(† Please note under 3s will not be admitted).

Access Concessions & Wheelchair Spaces Join our Access Membership Scheme to enable you to book concessions and wheelchair spaces online. Alternatively call 0113 205 3899 to book (access bookings only) so our staff can advise you on where best to sit for your specific needs. Visit our website for further details and to download an application form or email boxoffice@leedsgrandtheatre.com (monitored during Box Office hours) with your access queries.

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UPPER CIRCLE BOXES (LEFT)

UPPER CIRCLE BOXES (RIGHT)

STALLS

DRESS CIRCLE BOXES (RIGHT)

STAGE

DRESS CIRCLE BOXES (LEFT)

The information in this brochure is correct at the time of printing however the company reserves the right to make alterations without notice.

Leeds Grand Theatre

OUR SISTER VENUES

46 New Briggate Leeds LS1 6NU

A company controlled by Leeds City Council. Tickets are sold by Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera House Ltd. (Company Registration No. 00978161, Charity Registration No. 500408) on behalf of producers, promoters and event organisers, as well as for in-house productions.

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