Spring and summer see another eclectic mix at Leeds Playhouse. There are new shows, ones returning and those which should have been staged before the pandemic but had to be postponed. One thing which is making a welcome return is the restaurant which has now reopened.
Insofar as the drama is concerned Macbeth is in residence until 19th March at the Quarry Theatre. Bramble Rock Void stages the world premier of Say Yes To Tess – A New Musical, with a Yorkshire flavour which runs from 24th March until 2nd April. There is an appearance at the Quarry Theatre by Stewart Lee from 30th March to 1st April in his show Snowflake/Tornado. Mr Lee shares the theatre on 31st March and 1st April with the children’s show Zog and the Flying Doctors. Don’t worry, they won’t be fighting over the space, the former is at 7.30 in the evening whilst Zog is 10.30am and 1.30pm on both days.
A new musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch takes over the Courtyard Theatre from 2nd April until 23rd. Shake the City, a play about the strike by women in Leeds tailoring factories in 1970 is at Bramble Rock Void on 22nd and 23rd April with The Gruffalo at Quarry Theatre on 29th and 30th.
The month of May sees, appropriately enough, Maggie May at the Courtyard Theatre from 7th to 21st with As You Like It at Quarry Theatre from 17th until 21st. The White Card at the Courtyard Theatre sees us over the change of month beginning on 24th May and ending on 4th June.
Bramble Rock Void stages These Hills Are Ours from 15th June to 16th June and A Little Night Music returns to Quarry Theatre on a run from 1st July until 16th July. Taking over the Quarry on 3rd and 4th August is Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever, and that just about wraps it up until the autumn comes around again.
Leeds Playhouse being the diverse organisation it is, there are many other events and presentations going on so I suggest you keep checking out https://leedsplayhouse.org.uk/whats-on/ for details and to book for everything on offer.
Leeds Transform Festival is also being held at the Leeds Playhouse so for more details of that go to https://transformfestival.org/