April at Leeds Grand Theatre
As Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games gets ready to hot foot it into Leeds this week, it high-kicks-off a month of drama, musicals and comedy at The Grand Theatre.
Celebrating 20 years since he debuted Lord of the Dance, this new show is produced, choreographed and directed by Michael Flatley and stars his protégés; catch it from Tuesday 28th March to Saturday 2nd April.
The following week the theatre welcomes Jodie Prenger to the stage in Shirley Valentine and another celebration as this tour marks the play’s 30th anniversary. The play became an instant hit in 1986 with Shirley famously talking to the kitchen wall and making her husband’s tea - chips and egg. And nothing has changed; Jodie will command the stage alone and cook chips and egg whilst telling the much-loved story. Shirley Valentine is at The Grand from Monday 3rd to Saturday 8th April.
Count Arthur Strong is a comedy character created by Steve Delaney and Graham Linehan. He is an eccentric, semi-retired music hall performer from Doncaster who has delusions that he is a showbiz legend – fortunately his creators are legends having been nominated for British Comedy Awards, Best Comedy Breakthrough, Best Comedy Writers and Best Situation Comedy. Count Arthur’s new show The Sound of Mucus is at The Grand for one night only on Sunday 9th April.
Those with a passion for Michael Jackson’s music are in for a treat from Tuesday 11th to Saturday 15th when Thriller Live moonwalks into Leeds. Direct from London’s West End, where it is now in its record-breaking 9th year, Thriller Live is a spectacular concert of non-stop hits that pay homage to his legendary live performances and innovative dance moves.
Last year’s Strictly Come Dancing winner Joanne Clifton is next up at The Grand in the jazz-tastic Thoroughly Modern Millie. Based on the Academy Award-winning film, the show is set in the height of New York’s Jazz Age when ‘moderns’ – including a flapper named Millie Dillmount – were bobbing their hair, raising their hemlines, entering the workforce and rewriting the rules of love. Featuring a Fred and Ginger dance routine the family show is on from Monday 17th to Saturday 22nd April.
Drama and intrigue fill into the last week of the month with Ruth Rendell’s A Judgement in Stone. An all-star cast present a grizzly murder mystery from the much-respected crime writer.
And finally, I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here runner up, comedian Joel Dommett takes over for just one night on Sunday 30th April with his solo show.
For more information on all shows at Leeds Grand Theatre and to book tickets go to leedsgrandtheatre.com or call Box Office on 0844 848 2700