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The West End in West Yorkshire

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Box Office 0844 848 2700‡

Groups 10+ 0113 297 7040

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

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GET THE BEST SEATS & SAVE WITH PRIORITY MEMBERSHIPS Ensure you’re always at the front of the queue with our Priority Memberships. Choose from 2 membership levels to get advance notice of what’s coming up, priority booking periods, plus the optional added benefits of ticket discounts and savings in our bars. Priority Booking Membership ★ Receive advance notice by email of all new shows at The Grand and our sister venue City Varieties Music Hall

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Buy your membership online by clicking on the MEMBERSHIPS tab at leedsgrandtheatre.com or via Box Office. Benefits start from purchase date and membership lasts for 1 year.

Please note, all ticket discounts are subject to availability. Unless otherwise indicated Priority Plus ticket discounts apply to Mon – Thu performances on top 3 prices only at The Grand. Discounts apply to full price tickets only and do not apply retrospectively. Additional restrictions may apply. Priority Plus discounts do not apply to concerts, one night performances and some non-discounted performances at The Grand, although every effort will be made to give some priority booking for these events. Priority booking and discounts do not apply for Opera North productions. Advance notifications can only be communicated via email. Postage for Priority Plus Membership cards £1 where applicable.

REFUND PROTECTION Tickets are non-refundable but, through our partnership with Booking Protect, you have the option to buy refund protection at the time of booking (cost is automatically calculated on the total amount of your order). Refund protection allows you to apply for a full refund should you, or anyone in your party, be unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances including:

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Restricted View seats (N.B. lowest RV price bookable via Box Office only) 12+ Age Guidance

Production contains flashing and / or strobe lighting

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Groups 10+ discounts available

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

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2020 Performances At A Glance January – February Tue 3 – Sat 7 March Sun 8 March Sat 14 – Sat 21 March Mon 23 – Sat 28 March Tue 31 March – Sat 4 April Wed 8 April – Sat 2 May Tue 5 May Thu 7 May

Tue 26 – Sat 30 May

Opera North Cabaret Rob Beckett – Wallop! Northern Ballet’s Geisha On Your Feet! LAOS presents My Fair Lady The Book of Mormon Adam Kay – This is Going to Hurt Paul Smith Romesh Ranganathan – The Cynic’s Mixtape Sister Act Romesh Ranganathan – The Cynic’s Mixtape 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 Sun 5 July Wed 8 – 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 September – October Sun 1 November Tue 24 November – Sat 5 December Tue 8 – Sun 20 December

Jack Dee – Off The Telly SIX Oi Frog & Friends! Some Mothers Do ’Ave ’Em Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 the Musical Rob Beckett – Wallop! Dial M For Murder Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Les Misérables Beautiful – The Carole King Musical Jane McDonald – Let The Light In The Mousetrap Elkie Brooks Opera North – Season to be announced Sixties Gold MAMMA MIA! Northern Ballet’s Merlin

Sat 9 May Tue 12 – Sat 23 May

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Street Scene Weill Sat 18 & Sat 25 January; Wed 12, Thu 20 & Fri 28 February 2020 On a stifling New York summer’s day, one family’s lives are changed forever. Soaring arias and duets rub shoulders with jazz and the jitterbug in this must-see evening of musical theatre. Sung in English. Lasts approximately 2 hours 45 minutes.

Pre-Performance Talks Sat 25 January; Wed 12, Thu 20 & Fri 28 February (6 – 6.30pm) FREE but ticketed – please book via Opera North Box Office

The Marriage of Figaro Mozart 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.

 ‘Enchanting’ TELEGRAPH Sung in English. Lasts approximately 3 hours.

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

 ‘Stunning’

Street Scene Evenings 7pm The Marriage of Figaro Evenings 7pm *Matinee 4pm The Turn of the Screw Evenings 7.30pm Tickets £15 – £72.50 Under 30s £10

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0113 223 3600 or book online at

TIMES Sung in English. Lasts approximately 2 hours 15 minutes.

Pre-Performance Talks Tue 18, Fri 21, Tue 25 & Thu 27 February (6.30 – 7pm) FREE but ticketed – please book via Opera North Box Office

Street Scene is a co-production with Theater Magdeburg. Supported by a generous gift from The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation. Funded in part by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Inc., New York, NY. The Turn of the Screw is by permission of Boosey and Hawkes Ltd.

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

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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

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


Evenings 7.30pm Matinees Thu & Sat (21 only) 2.30pm All Performances

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

Stalls only

12+ May contain short periods of flashing lights and strobe lighting effects

Sat 14 – Sat 21 March 2020 For Geisha, beauty and honour are everything. Brought vividly to life by the creator of Northern Ballet’s acclaimed Casanova (as seen on Sky Arts), unravel the mysteries of Geisha. 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, encounters from beyond the grave unleash an unexpected vengeance on their world. An act of true devotion offers the only chance for redemption. Based on remarkable true events, experience Northern Ballet’s exceptional dancers in this must-see ballet.

AD Audio Described Performance Sat 21 March, 2.30pm (Touch Tour 12pm)

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‘nothing short of mesmerising’ THE STAGE 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

Contains occasional strong and flashing lights

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Mon 23 – Sat 28 March 2020 Direct from London and featuring many of the original West End cast, this ‘exhilarating extravaganza’ (WhatsOnStage) is the inspiring true love story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan 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. Starring Philippa Stefani (RENT, In the Heights, Grease), as Gloria Estefan, George Ioannides (Annie, MAMMA MIA!, An Officer and a Gentleman) as Emilio Estefan, Madalena Alberto (Evita, Cats, Les Misérables) as Gloria Fajardo and Karen Mann (Sister Act, Fiddler on the Roof, Sweeney Todd) as Consuelo. Don’t miss this ‘glorious night out with Gloria’ (DAILY MAIL) at Leeds Grand Theatre!

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‘It’s Glori-ous!’ DAILY STAR SUNDAY

‘It’s a candy coloured Conga-fest.’ MAIL ON SUNDAY

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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.


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Evenings 7.30pm Matinees Fri & Sat 2.30pm Wed 8 – Thu 9 April & Fri matinee

Wed 8 April – Sat 2 May 2020 The NEW YORK TIMES calls it ‘The best musical of this century.’ The WASHINGTON POST says, ‘It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals’, and ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY raves, ‘Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.’ It’s The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony® Award and four-time Olivier-winning Best Musical. This outrageous musical comedy from creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and Bobby Lopez, co-writer of Avenue Q and Frozen, follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent on a mission to a place that’s about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get. With sold out productions in London, on Broadway, North America, Melbourne and Sydney, The Book of Mormon has become a worldwide sensation, and now it’s coming to Leeds!

Band A £65 Band B £56 Band C £48.50 Band D £37.50 Band E £27.50 Band F £15 £22.50 & £15

Mon – Thu

Band A £70 Band B £61.50 Band C £50 Band D £42 Band E £30 Band F £15 £23 & £15

Fri evening & Sat Band A £75 Band B £67.50 Band C £55 Band D £45 Band E £32.50 Band F £15 £27.50 & £15

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Signed Performance & Described Performance AD Audio Sat 18 April, 2.30pm

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Wed 8 & Thu 9 April only

Available Mon – Thu & Fri 2.30pm on Band B, C & D PG Parental Advisory – contains explicit language and adult themes

Contains strobe lighting

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DELORIS IS BACK AND SHE’S READY TO TAKE ON THE 21ST CENTURY

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Starring

Music by

Alan Menken Additional Book Material

Lyrics by

Brenda Edwards as Deloris

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 Music Theatre International (Europe) Ltd

Evenings 7.30pm

Tue 12 – Sat 23 May 2020 Brace yourselves Sisters! The Broadway and UK smash hit musical Sister Act is coming to Leeds, immediately prior to its recordbreaking London run, reimagined for the 21st century and starring Brenda Edwards (Hairspray, Chicago, Loose Women) in the specially rewritten role of Deloris Van Cartier. Now set in 2020, this sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, sisterhood and music tells the hilarious story of the disco diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. Under protective custody she is hidden in the one place she won’t be found – a convent! Disguised as a nun and under the 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 8-time Oscar winner  Alan Menken (Disney’s Aladdin, Enchanted) and songs inspired by Motown, soul and disco, this joyous and hilarious musical is one nostalgia-filled trip you will never forget.

Matinees Wed, Thu (14 only) & Sat 2.30pm Mon – Thu

Band A £42 Band B £39 Band C £36 Band D £29 £25 & £22

Fri & Sat

Band A £48 Band B £46 Band C £39 Band D £33 £25 & £22

Signed Performance Thu 21 May, 7.30pm

AD Audio Described Performance Sat 23 May, 2.30pm (Touch Tour 1pm)

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‘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 Band D £30 £38 & £25

Thu – Sat

Band A £55 Band B £45 Band C £42 Band D £34 £42 & £26 Tue & Wed only

12+ Not suitable for under 12s

Tue 26 – Sat 30 May 2020 Derren Brown returns to the stage with his brand new live show! The multi-award winning master of mind control and psychological illusion, Derren Brown, 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! Fresh from his hugely successful Broadway debut, Derren returns home to the UK to launch his first brand new theatre show in five years – Showman. The content of the show 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.”

‘Be brainwashed into joy by one of the world’s best magicians’ derrenbrown.co.uk 14

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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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AD Audio Described Performance

‘Sassy, funny, sexy and funky’

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Sat 20 June, 5pm (Touch Tour 3.30pm)

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‘The best the West End has to offer’ DAILY TELEGRAPH

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★★★★★

‘Funny, alive and hilarious’ The Stage

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‘FUNNY, ALIVE and HILARIOUS’ The Stage

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Based on the books by

Illustrations © Jim Field 2014

Matinees 10.30am & 1pm All Performances £16

3+ (Age guidance not restriction) Running Time 55mins

Based on the

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 action-packed 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.  Oi Frog & Friends! is created for the stage by Emma Earle, Zoe Squire, Luke Bateman and Richy Hughes.

 ‘Outstanding’

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‘A zany, silly and good-natured show’ oifrogandfriendslive.com 16

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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

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!

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

AD Audio Described Performance Sat 27 June, 2.30pm (Touch Tour 1pm)

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

Box Office 0844 848 2700‡ • Groups 10+ 0113 297 7040 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 Matinees Wed & Sat 2.30pm Mon & 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

Mon 291 June – Sat 4 July 2020

Tumble outta’ bed and stumble to Leeds Grand Theatre to see Dolly Parton’s rip-roaring, smash hit musical! Fresh from 5-star 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! 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

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

Wed 8 – Sat 11 July 2020 The genre-defining thriller for all time. Can you ever get away with the perfect crime? A brand new production of the blueprint for the modern thriller, 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, played by Samantha Womack (The Girl on the Train, EastEnders, The Kingsman series, Mount Pleasant). 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 worldrenowned 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) and Michael Salami (Hollyoaks), 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!

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Evenings 7.30pm 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

Contains flashing lights

Mon 13 – Sat 18 July 2020 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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Dates To Be Announced! Ticket Alert Sign Up Sign up and be the first to hear when tickets go on sale – simply email waitress@leedsgrandtheatre.com and we’ll let you know when you’ll get the chance to meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who, caught in a loveless marriage, is dreaming of some happiness in her life.

London’s smash hit romantic musical comedy Waitress is coming to Leeds! When a very attractive new doctor arrives in town, life gets complicated. With the support of her workmates Becky and Dawn, Jenna overcomes the challenges she faces and finds that laughter, love and friendship can provide the perfect recipe for happiness. Brought to life by a groundbreaking, female-led creative team, Waitress is a ‘life-affirming celebration of love and friendship’ (DAILY EXPRESS) with a fantastic score by 8-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles (Love Song, Brave), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) and direction by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Finding Neverland). (Please note that the previously advertised on sale date has now changed. We’ll let you know when you can treat yourself to a slice of 5 star musical pie!)

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Thu 23 July – Sat 15 August 2020 After a decade since the last sell-out UK tour, Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed production of Boublil and Schönberg’s musical Les Misérables will play Leeds Grand Theatre this summer. This brilliant new staging has taken the world by storm and has been hailed ‘Les Mis for the 21st Century’. With scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, the magnificent score of Les Misérables includes the songs I Dreamed a Dream, On My Own, Bring Him Home, One Day More, Master Of The House, and many more. Seen by over 120 million people worldwide in 52 countries and in 22 languages, Les Misérables is undisputedly one of the world’s most popular musicals. Storm the barricades for a ticket!

‘A five-star hit – astonishingly powerful’

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 7.30pm Wed 5 Thu 6 2.30pm 7.30pm* Fri 7 7.30pm* Sat 8 2.30pm* 7.30pm* 7.30pm Mon 10 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*

Band A £70 Band B £65 Band C £60 Band D £52.50 £37.50 & £30

Off-Peak Performances Band A £67.50 Band B £62.50 Band C £57.50 Band D £51 £36 & £27.50

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‘This reborn dream of a production looks and sounds fresher than ever’ TELEGRAPH

Signed Performance Thu 6 August, 2.30pm

AD Audio Described Performance Wed 12 August, 7.30pm

Box Office 0844 848 2700 • Groups 10+ 0113 297 7040 ‡

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Prices include a £3 booking fee. Postage charge £1 where applicable.

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

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THE BROADWAY & WEST END HIT MUSICAL

‘A TAPESTRY OF GREATEST HITS’

Evenings 7.30pm BEAUTTOUR19_M_076 Leeds Brochure_V1.indd Matinees Wed, Thu & Sat 2.30pm Tue – Thu evening & Sat matinee

Band A £47.50 Band B £42.50 Band C £26 Band D £24 £22 & £20

Wed & Thu matinee

Band A £43.50 Band B £39.50 Band C £26 Band D £24 £22 & £20

Fri & Sat evening

Band A £49.50 Band B £44.50 Band C £26 Band D £24 £22 & £20

1 Tue 25 – Sat 29 August 2020

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Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, the Olivier Award-winning West End and Broadway show returns to Leeds! Long before she was Carole King, the chart-topping music legend, she was an ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent. Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation, with countless classics such as (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, Take Good Care of My Baby, You’ve Got a Friend, So Far Away, It Might as Well Rain Until September, Up on the Roof, and The Locomotion.

‘I dare you not to get up and dance!’ beautifulmusical.co.uk

THE GUARD IAN

SALLY BOAZMAN, BBC RADIO 2

Book online at leedsgrandtheatre.com

Prices include a £3 booking fee. Postage charge £1 where applicable.


SUSPECT EVERYONE

“A CLASSIC AMONG MURDER THRILLERS” The Observer

AGATHA CHRISTIE’S

Evenings 7.30pm

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Matinees Wed, Thu & Sat 2.30pm Tue

Band A £29 Band B £28 Band C £26 Band D £24.50 £22 & £19.50

Wed & Thu

Band A £33 Band B £30 Band C £28 Band D £26.50 £24 & £20.50

Fri & Sat

Band A £36 Band B £33 Band C £31 Band D £29 £27 & £21.50

Tue 1 – Sat 5 September 2020

Discover why Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap has kept people guessing for so long, becoming the longest running show of any kind in the history of theatre. The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be? One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the motive are finally revealed. Experience shuddering suspense and a brilliantly intricate plot where murder lurks around every corner.

‘The cleverest murder mystery of British Theatre’ TELEGRAPH

‘A truly entertaining classic thriller’ Signed Performance Sat 5 September, 2.30pm

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SUNDAY TIMES

‘Deservedly a classic among murder thrillers’ OBSERVER

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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‘THE SUNNIEST OF ALL MUSICALS!’ RETURNS TO LEEDS SUNDAY EXPRESS

Tue 24 November – Sat 5 December 2020 Join us at MAMMA MIA! and enjoy the ultimate feel-good factor at the world’s sunniest and most exhilarating smash hit musical in Leeds for two weeks only! Set on a Greek island paradise, a story of love, friendship and identity is cleverly told through the timeless songs of ABBA. Sophie’s quest to discover the father she’s never known brings her mother face-to-face with three men from her distant romantic past on the eve of a wedding they’ll never forget. This irresistibly funny show has been thrilling audiences all around the world and now there’s never been a better time to see this unforgettable musical in Leeds. Whatever age you are, you can’t help but have the time of your life at MAMMA MIA!

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

Band A £54 Band B £50 Band C £44 Band D £36 £24 & £20

Fri & Sat

Band A £59 Band B £54 Band C £47 Band D £38 £27 & £24 Available on Band B & C

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‘ABBA-solutely fantastic!’ mamma-mia.com

BIRMINGHAM WHAT’S ON

Box Office 0844 848 2700 • Groups 10+ 0113 297 7040 ‡

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Prices include a £3 booking fee. Postage charge £1 where applicable.


Likely to include 14+ swearing & adult content

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Rob Beckett – Wallop!

£27

Paul Smith – Changed

18+

HHHH ‘ELECTRIFYING’ The Guardian

‘BLISTERINGLY FUNNY’ Jo Brand

‘HILARIOUS AND HEARTBREAKING’ Charlie Brooker

Adam Kay – This is Going to Hurt

14+

Tue 5 May 2020 7.45pm  

£27 & £30 S AT G SE IN AL IN N A FI EM R

Sun 8 March & Sun 5 July 2020 8pm

HHHHH ‘BLISSFULLY BRILLIANT’ Mail on Sunday

Thu 7 May 2020 8pm  

Jack Dee – Off The Telly

£26

Contains swearing 14+ & adult themes

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

Sat 9 May & Sun 24 May 2020 8pm

£27

Jane McDonald – Let The Light In Sun 30 & Mon 31 August 2020 7.30pm

Sun 14 June 2020 8pm

£25

£34

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SIXTIES GOLD starring

Elkie Brooks

Sixties Gold

Sun 6 September 2020 7.30pm

Sun 1 November 2020 2.30pm & 7.30pm

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Book online at leedsgrandtheatre.com

Prices include a £3 booking fee. Postage charge £1 where applicable.

£39 & £42


Evenings 7pm Matinees Thu & Sat 2pm; Sun 4pm All Performances

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

excludes Dress Circle May contain short periods of flashing and strobe lighting effects

Tue 8 – Sun 20 December 2020 Discover how the world’s most famous sorcerer mastered his magic to unite a warring kingdom. Inspired by the story of the mythical wizard, Northern Ballet’s Merlin will take you on a sweeping epic adventure of heartbreak, humour and more than a little magic. Choreographed by Olivier Award-winning Drew McOnie (Broadway’s King Kong, Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom), expect an enchanting spectacle. Don’t miss the legend reawakened through Northern Ballet’s unrivalled blend of classical ballet and dramatic storytelling.

Family Offer One child’s ticket half price with every full paying adult at applicable performances* (Stalls and Upper Circle only). Additional children’s tickets £4 off. *Tue 8, Wed 9, Thu 10 (7pm), Sun 13 & Tue 15

AD Audio Described Performance Sat 12 December, 2pm

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‘Northern Ballet feels like a company on a roll’ TELEGRAPH

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


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, email learning@leedsgrandtheatre.com or call 0113 297 7042.

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

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

*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.

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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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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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Leeds Grand Theatre is situated on New Briggate, in the heart of the City Centre. Parking is available at nearby car parks including Victoria Leeds multistorey, Edward Street, Templar Street and the St Johns Centre and Merrion Centre shopping malls. We are walking distance from Leeds Bus Station and Leeds Rail Station – visit wymetro.com for the most up to date travel information. There are taxi ranks on Merrion Street and The Headrow but we recommend booking taxis in advance. Printed by PlatinumHPL platinumhpl.co.uk


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