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Yorkshire Relish 2017 dates

For those that want to make sure they don’t miss out next year, here are the dates for your diaries. Once venues have been confirmed this list will be updated with them. February 10th – The Cats Pyjamas March 24th – Tharavadu May 19th – Cosmopolitan June 23rd – August 11th – September 15th – My Thai October 27th – …

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Blackthorn at West Yorkshire Playhouse

With this being the first production from Charley Miles, as part of the Playhouse’s new writer development programme supporting new talent. I was unsure what to expect from the moment I entered the theatre and the characters were already in situ and energetically setting the scene. Immediately I could sense that this was going to be something special and the …

Bills Restaurant review

Still hailed as one of the new kids on the block for dining in Leeds having only held its position in the city since September 2015, Bill’s is unlike other restaurant chains. Positioned in a prime location in the heart of the pedestrian shopping area, it would be hard to go unnoticed. The décor is relaxed and light with a mix …

The Government Inspector

THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR By Nikolai Gogol Adapted by David Harrower Wed 20 – Sat 30 April Nikolai Gogol’s classic comedy THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR is presented at West Yorkshire Playhouse from 20- 30 April. The production is part of RAMPS ON THE MOON, a collaborative network of seven theatres including West Yorkshire Playhouse, which is dedicated to increasing opportunities for disabled …

Laila – The Musical

LAILA – THE MUSICAL Written and Directed by Pravesh Kumar Composer: Sumeet Chopra Lyricist: Dougal Irvine From the creators of acclaimed award-winning musical Britain’s Got Bhangra comes a new contemporary musical – Laila. Director and Writer Pravesh Kumar (The Deranged Marriage, There’s Something About Simmy), Music composer Sumeet Chopra (Break the Floorboards) and Lyricist Dougal Irvine (Departure Lounge, In Touch) …

Dominic Marsh as Macheath in Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs) at Liverpool Everyman (c) Steve Tanner

Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs) review

‘Fiendishly clever… constant barrage of visual, theatrical and musical surprises’ – The Stage ‘Madcap mastery and jukebox hijinks… Bright, bold and timeless’ – The Guardian ‘A riot… Would I go and see this again? Like a shot.’  – The Times ‘A stunning explosion of theatrical pyrotechnics’  – The Morning Star Dead Dog in a Suitcase (And other love songs) Unsure …

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Jane Wenham: The Witch of Walkern

Out of Joint – which presented Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage at West Yorkshire Playhouse earlier this year – tours Jane Wenham to West Yorkshire Playhouse 21-24 Oct. This gripping and haunting new play about sex, fear, religion and magic comes from Bafta-winning writer Rebecca Lenkiewicz. An actor turned playwright, Rebecca is now considered one of the UK’s leading voices in …

Gusto venue

Gusto, Greek Street

Over the last 18 months Leeds has seen an abundance of new restaurants opening, but mostly of the ‘fast food’ types – so if you’re looking for a better class of burger, pizza or pie there’s a myriad of choices available for you. However, this year has also seen a handful of conventional restaurants opening to compliment those already well established …