Leeds Grand Theatre announces additional shows for 2020


CABARETTue 3 – Sat 7 March
Bill Kenwright presents the multi-award winning production of Kander and Ebb’s landmark musical, Cabaret, starring John Partridge (Celebrity MasterChef 2018, EastEnders, A Chorus Line, Chicago, La Cage Aux Folles) as Emcee, Kara Lily Hayworth (Cilla The Musical) as Sally Bowles, and Anita Harris (Carry On films, Cats).  

It’s 1931, Berlin is a haven of divine decadence, and the legendary Sally Bowles is about to take the stage at the infamous Kit Kat Klub. Cabaret features show-stopping choreography, dazzling costumes and iconic songs, including Money Makes the World Go Round, Maybe This Time and Cabaret. 

 MY FAIR LADY (LAOS)Tue 31 March – Sat 4 April
Following their critically acclaimed performances of Cats and West Side Story, Leeds Amateur Operatic Society (LAOS) returns to The Grand with the six-time Tony® Award, and eight-time Oscar winning play My Fair Lady.  

Based on George Bernard Shaw’s play, Pygmalion, My Fair Lady tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a cockney flower girl transformed into an elegant lady by the acclaimed professor and confirmed bachelor, Henry Higgins. It has been entrancing audiences since 1956 when it was first performed on Broadway and includes the songs Wouldn’t It Be Loverly, With a Little Bit of Luck, I Could Have Danced All Night, On the Street Where You Live, and Get Me to the Church on Time. 

SIX  –Tue 16 – Sat 20 June
Nominated for five Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical, the sell-out international smash hit SIX is the phenomenon everyone is losing their head over!  

From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII finally take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing 500 years of historical heartbreak into an 80-minute celebration of 21st century girl power. These Queens may have green sleeves, but their lipstick is rebellious red. 

OI FROG & FRIENDS!  – Thu 18 – Sat 20 June
Frog is looking for a place to sit, but Cat has other ideas and Dog is doing as he’s told.  

Little do any of them know that chaos is coming… 

Join Frog, Cat and Dog in this new action-packed stage adaptation of Kes Gray and Jim Field’s bestselling books. Expect songs, puppets, laughs and more rhymes than you can shake a chime at.   

55 minutes of fun for ages 3+ 

SOME MOTHERS DO ‘AVE ‘EM  – Tue 23 – Sat 27 June 
Hilarious mishaps and DIY disasters are bringing the house down, quite literally, as Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em comes to The Grand starring Joe Pasquale as lovable accident-prone Frank Spencer. Susie Blake stars as his disapproving mother-in-law and Sarah Earnshaw as his long-suffering wife Betty.  

Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em is the ultimate feel-good night out, washed down with lashings of nostalgia and mother’s prune wine. 

Quite Frank-ly, it’s a hit! 

9 to 5 the MUSICALMon 29 June – Sat 4 July
Dolly Parton’s rip-roaring musical 9 to 5 tumbles outta’ bed and stumbles back to The Grand direct from sold out audiences in London. 

9 to 5 the Musical tells the hilarious story of three workmates pushed to boiling point by their sexist boss. Based on the iconic movie, this tongue-in-cheek tale of kidnapping and girl power features an Oscar-nominated score written by the Queen of Country herself, Dolly Parton. 

DIAL M FOR MURDER  – Tue 7 – Sat 11 July
 Can you ever get away with the perfect crime? 

 brand new production of the blueprint for the modern thriller, Dial M For Murderis back.  

TV and stage favourite, Tom Chambers (Top Hat, Strictly Come Dancing) stars as the charismatic and manipulative Tony Wendice, a jaded ex-tennis pro who has given it all up for his wife Margot. When he discovers she has been unfaithful his mind turns to revenge and the pursuit of the ‘perfect crime’.  

Made famous by Alfred Hitchcock’s world-renowned film of 1950, the iconic Dial M For Murder will leave you spellbound as Tony becomes more tangled in the web of his own making.  

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of Carole King’s remarkable rise to stardom; from being part of a hit song writing team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. 

King wrote the soundtrack to a generation, with countless classics such as (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, Take Good Care of My Baby, You’ve Got a Friend, So Far Away, It Might as Well Rain Until September, Up on the Roof and The Locomotion. 

THE MOUSETRAPTue 1 – Sat 5 September
The Mousetrap has become the longest running show of any kind in the world by keeping audiences on the edge of their seat in this masterful whodunit by the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie. 

A snowstorm closes in on a guest house, trapping a group of strangers inside with a murderer. Who is it and why have they come to Monkswell Manor?   

And remember – keep the secret! 

Leeds Grand Theatre and City Varieties Music Hall