Incredible to think we’re not only coming to the end of the year, but also the big finale of another decade.
As 2019 draws to a close and the nation is caught up in election fever, let’s look back at 10 of the best shows which played in Leeds this yearincluding a few that you can still catch either in the region or on tour.
Around the World in 80 Days
There Are No Beginnings
The Wizard of Oz
Red Riding Hood The Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto
Kay Mellor’s Band of Gold
It may not be perfect, but Kay Mellor’s gutsy adaptation of her hit television drama about prostitution is full of memorable performances and sparkling dialogue.
Band of Gold is
The King and I
The Rocky Horror Show
Richard O’Brien’s bonkers musical is now over 45 years old and has evolved into its own monster. Part celebration, part panto, it feels like a ceremony celebrating its own extravagance and free-spiritedness.
This touring version captured much of the show’s original lustre and lust for life, and whilst there’s little new from the versions that have landed recently, the uplifting choreography and thumping musical numbers continue to score highly.
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