2010 productions at the West Yorkshire Playhouse
Just got news of the spring/summer productions at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds, so thought I'd list some of the highlights and news of tickets.
- The History Boys by Alan Bennett
- The Count of Monte Cristo
- Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman
- Hay Fever by Noel Coward
- Comedy one nighters
- West Yorkshire Playhouse box office details
The History Boys by Alan Bennett
This hugely popular play comes to Leeds with its exploration of adolescence, education and the value of history. The story revolves around 8 sith-formers who are aiming for Oxbridge, and follows their progress through lessons, sport and sex. Full of humour and wit, The History Boys has won a string of awards including an Olivier and a Tony, plus praise from the New York Drama Critics' Circle, the South Bank Show and the Evening Standard.
Directed by Christopher Luscombe, History Boys tickets start from £16. The play runs from 3rd February to the 6th March.
The Count of Monte Cristo
This classic Alexandre Dumas tale of adventure, love, betrayal and consequence is told by a small and dynamic cast. The plot follows a man who loses everything because of 3 greedy individuals, and gets the opportunity to take his revenge.
The pace is fast, an director Alan Lane delivers the fun and tragedy at pace. The Count of Monte Cristo tickets start from £16. The play runs from 16th April to 15th May.
Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman
This established classic of 20th century drama arrives in Leeds, with its story of a lifelong salesman struggling to cope with the loss of a steady salary and the impact on his life and family.
Winner of the 1949 Pulitzer Prize, it is considered Miller's masterpiece, and is more relevant then ever 60 years later.
Directed by Sarah Esdaile, Death of a Salesman runs from 30th April to 29th May. Tickets start from £16.
Hay Fever by Noel Coward
This Noel Coward creation is a hilarious comedy following a family from hell througha weekend in the country. The collection of totally incompatible guests leads to inevitable chaos, fights and drama.
Full of the usual Noel Coward wit, this vision of surreal 1930s life is a fabulous piece of escapism.
Directed by Ian Brown, tickets start from £16 and the play runs from 11th June to 10th July.
Comedy one nighters
Each appearing for one night only, between Febraruy and May look out for Arthur Smith (21st February), Sean Lock and his Lockipedia show (9th May) and Andy Hamilton's Hat of Doom.
All stepping out onto the West Yorkshire Playhouse stage, tickets are £16.
West Yorkshire Playhouse box office details
Tickets can be bought in person from the box office which is open from 10am until 15 minutes after the start of the last performance:
West Yorkshire Playhouse
Or by phone on 0113 213 7700
Or book tickets online through their website at www.wyp.org.uk