Leeds Grand Theatre announces new programme of events

Leeds Grand Theatre and City Varieties Music Hall are hoping to welcome audiences back from May 2021 and, by 21st June, are planning to operate almost as if we’re all back to normal! Goodness, what a total joy that will be.

Northern Ballet will kick off the new season with David Nixon’s reimagining of the classic Swan Lake. They’ll also return in November to present Merlin, which was originally set to run over Christmas 2020. Opera North will also return in 2021 though we’re still waiting to find out finer details – hopefully the season of work will be announced soon as I really can’t wait!

Those who were ready to see some blockbuster musicals might have to wait a little bit longer than planned, but good things are worth the wait right? The Book of Mormon and Les Misérables have had to be moved to 2022, West End hits SIX and Everybody’s Talking About Jamie will run alongside newly announced Priscilla Queen of the Desert and My Best Friend’s Wedding (starring Alexandre Burke) to name a few which is extremely exciting for musical theatre lovers like me.

Chris Blythe, CEO says: “Whilst programming continues to be a challenge and our reopening plans remain in the hands of the government and the four key ‘tests’ that must be met before easing the societal pressures of lockdown, we are positively working towards mid-May, when we will do everything in our power to raise the curtains, raise the roofs and raise the mood of the people of Leeds and wider region.”

To see the full listing of events, visit www.leedsheritatheatres.com.

Photograph credited to John Wilkie

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