Check out our updated theatre guide for provocative dance, prosecco-popping outdoor performance and site-specific Shakespeare.
Heading up our guide is Beryl at Oldham Coliseum. Written by Maxine Peak, this is the true story of Beryl Burton, one of the world’s greatest unsung sporting heroes. There are only a handful of performances left – don’t miss out.
HOME’s theatres are buzzing with top-notch performance too. In Theatre 1 we have Claudia Rankine’s The White Card, a ‘live debate play’ examining white privilege, cultural appropriation and race, and in Theatre 2 you’ll find Rashdash with Oh Mother. Meanwhile, dance lovers are in for a treat when two sensational companies take to The Lowry’s stage. Northern Ballet and Rambert – both stop off in Salford this month.
And we know summer is definitely on its way with the announcement of open air theatre. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, timeless classic Little Women and best-loved children’s tale Stig of the Dump will play in rep at the magical Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre this year.
Here are our picks
Chris Bush’s new trilogy of interconnected plays for Sheffield Theatres will use all three theatres – the Crucible, Lyceum and the Studio – as a single cast dash from one stage to the next…
Art and creativity meet health once again in this year’s edition of SICK! Festival, with an outstanding international arts programme right on our doorstep.
Devoted to anyone who has ever experienced difficulties or injustice because of their ethnic background, Full English plays in Wakefield.
Parsifal – Wagner’s final opera expressing his ‘farewell to the world’ comes to Leeds Grand Theatre this June.
The Lands Heart is Greater Than Its Map is a guided tour theatre performance that lets you explore two cities and two circumstances simultaneously.
A real-life story and world premiere about a care-free, happily single young woman whose world is turned upside down with the arrival of a fist-sized tumour in her head.
Coming to Bradford in May, Footloose is an effervescent show based on the 1980s screen sensation which took the world by storm.
Things I Know to be True is a deeply intimate drama about family life and conflicts, featuring powerful physical theatre choreography.
An anarchic comic drama about two career convicts, Steph & Barry, and a budgie brought to The Viaduct Theatre by Foot of the Barrel – Viaduct comic favourites
An award-winning playwright Alan Stockdill, and his company Talking Stock, will perform two plays with seemingly opposing themes, yet both packed with touching emotions and entertainment.
Live literature has plenty for readers and writers alike this spring, with emerging names and established authors taking to a mic near you, along with the opportunity to perform or put pen to paper yourself. There’s lots to listen to in real life and there are still opportunities to join in to events online. Read more here…