Way Upstream press release

Jason Durr   Peter Forbes   Jill Halfpenny   Jason Hughes   Sarah Parish WAY UPSTREAM by Alan Ayckbourn withEmily Laing   Nicola Sloane Director Nadia Fall 23 April – 16 MayFestival Theatre, Chichester Jason Durr, Peter Forbes, Jill Halfpenny and Jason Hughes join the previously announced Sarah Parish in Way Upstream, a characteristically dark and funny Alan Ayckbourn comedy […]

West Yorkshire Playhouse announce cast for Brining’s Little Voice

Vicky Entwistle, Chris Gascoyne & Nancy Sullivan to star in Jim Cartwright’s Award-winning The Rise and Fall of Little Voice   Former Coronation Street actors Vicky Entwistle (Janice Battersby) and Chris Gascoyne (Peter Barlow) are taking leading roles along withNancy Sullivan in West Yorkshire Playhouse Artistic Director James Brining’s production of Jim Cartwright’s Olivier Award-winning […]

20 Questions with ….. Alistair Barron

Up and coming musical theatre star, Alistair Barron, answered 20 questions As always we start with some favourites Favourite show (whether you have been in it or not)? My favourite shows when I first became interested in becoming an actor were Phantom and Les Miserables and they inspired me to become a professional. One of […]

Return To The Forbidden Planet Review

Civic Theatre, Darlington – 2 March 2015 Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Return To The Forbidden Planet, the anniversary tour arrives at Darlington this week.  And what a celebration it is. Billed as Shakespeare’s forgotten rock n roll masterpiece, RTTFP is based on The Tempest.  Now futuristically set on a spaceship under the command of […]

Celebrating 25 years and a vibrant future for the Playhouse

Built to house exceptional theatre and to be rooted in the heart of Leeds’ communities, this March West Yorkshire Playhouse celebrates 25 years of inspirational work on Quarry Hill. In 1964 a group of 23 passionate drama lovers, headed by Doreen Newlyn, began a campaign to secure a permanent and professional producing theatre for the city. […]