Continuing to bring the West End to West Yorkshire, The Grand is the launch venue for the first ever tour of the family classic Shrek and has also bagged the mighty musical Wicked for this year. Other musicals include Evita starring Marti Pellow and the classic West Side Story which comes to Leeds direct from a sell-out season at London Sadler’s Wells.
Drama audiences will be treated to Pygmalion and The Mousetrap. Perhaps best known as the inspiration for the musical My Fair Lady, Pygmalion stars Bafta Award-winning Alistair McGowan as Professor Henry Higgins, Rula Lenska as Mrs Higgins and Jamie Foreman (Eastenders’ Derek Branning) as Alfred Doolittle. The longest running show of the modern era, Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap is an iconic piece of theatrical history known for its twist ending which the audience are traditionally asked not to reveal after leaving the theatre.
There’s entertainment from Derren Brown and Dame Edna Everage on her Farewell Tour, dance with Leeds’ own Northern Ballet and Strictly’s Flavia Cacace and Vincent Simone, music from ‘rockneys’ Chas & Dave and Cream’s Jack Bruce and comedy from Jon Richardson and Radio 4’s I’m Sorry I Haven’t Clue team Jack Dee, Barry Cryer, Jeremy Hardy, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graeme Garden.
“We’re delighted to announce such an exciting year of shows,” says General Manager Ian Sime. “To be the first theatre outside London to receive Shrek The Musical and be the only Yorkshire venue to present Wicked is a real coup for Leeds.”
To book tickets visit leedsgrandtheatre.com or call 0844 848 2700.