This year Leeds Grand Theatre welcomes a host of quality drama in between its usual feast of musicals, opera, comedy and dance.
The King’s Speech is at The Grand from Tuesday 26th to Saturday 30th May. The play that inspired the Oscar-winning movie The King’s Speech is brought to life on stage starring Jason Donovan as Lionel Logue the speech therapist to Raymond Coulthard’s King George VI. The play is the true and heart-warming story of one man’s struggle to overcome his personal affliction and, in his country’s darkest hour, deliver the now-iconic speech broadcast across the globe to inspire his people.
Jeeves & Wooster come to Leeds Grand Theatre from Monday 1st to Saturday 6th June. Adapted from the established literary works of P.G. Wodehouse, the brand new production stars Robert Webb (Peep Show, That Mitchell and Webb Look) as the effervescent, aristocratic fool Bertie Wooster, Jason Thorpe (What the Butler Saw, Primeval) as his dutiful valet Jeeves and Christopher Ryan (The Young Ones, Absolutely Fabulous) as Seppings.
Peter Pan Goes Wrong stumbles into The Grand from Wednesday 17th to Saturday 20th June. ‘The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society’ set out to present the classic tale of Peter Pan but, as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong does.
And Then There Were None returns to the stage from Monday 17th to Saturday 22nd August. A group of 10 strangers are lured to a remote island off the coast of Devon. Upon arrival it is discovered that their host, an eccentric millionaire, is missing. Stranded on the island by a torrential storm and haunted by an ancient nursery rhyme, one by one the guests begin to die. With only the fallen believed to be innocent who amongst them is the killer?
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is at The Grand from Tuesday 25th to Saturday 29th August. Christopher is 15 years old and has an extraordinary brain – exceptional at maths while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion of killing Mrs Shears’ dog he goes on a journey that upturns his world. Based on the award-winning novel by Mark Haddon this is a thrilling new stage play from the National Theatre.
The Shawshank Redemption runs from Monday 31st August to Saturday 5th September. Adapted from the classic 1994 film, producer Bill Kenwright presents a new stage production of The Shawshank Redemption. Based on a novel by Stephen King the story examines desperation, injustice, friendship and hope behind the claustrophobic bars of a maximum security penitentiary.
You can book tickets online at leedsgrandtheatre.com or call the box office on 0844 848 2700.