What’s on: Leeds Theatre in May | TQS Magazine

The Grand


The Rogers and Hammerstein musical Carousel will be lighting up the Leeds Grand stage this May, featuring some of the most recognizable musical classics and a warming tale of love and tragedy that, if it hasn’t already, will capture your heart.

Voted the best musical of the 20th century by Time Magazine, this one is not to be missed.

Dirty Dancing – 29th May-23rd June

The classic story on stage – is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensationally sexy dancing.

West Yorkshire Playhouse

The Real Thing

Written by Tom Stoppard, this play is a complex tale of love and infidelity. Witty and genuinely thought provoking, The Real Thing stars BBC regular Sarah Ball alongside Casualty’s Gerald Kyd.

The Playhouse joins forces with the celebrated English Touring Theatre to stage this electrifying new production of Stoppard’s cunning exposé of love and betrayal.


Running for just 3 days from the 24th-26th May, Napoli is a romantic story of truth, war and love. The story stretches across different eras as we see the characters’ lives and stories collide in what is set to be a challenging, inspiring and though provoking drama.

City Varieties

May is a busy month for the City Varieties: jam packed with musical acts from the likes of The Searches and Buddy Holly tributes; to world class comedians such as Rich Hall, John Bishop and Jack Dee – there is something different on virtually every night.

If you are looking for something a little different to do one evening in May – check out what’s on at the City Varieties because this month, it really is living up to its name.

The Carriageworks

Jerusalem Tango

Running throughout May, Jerusalem Tango is set in the aftermath of the Second World War, where a beautiful Israeli dancer and a British Officer, against all odds, find themselves entwined in a passionate love affair.

Jerusalem is a fiery and inspiring play, which plays tributes to the lives of the British locals, who, during this time, continued to struggle with the end of the British colonial empire and occasionally fell in love, too …

For more information and other great plays, check out Leeds Grand Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse, City Varieties and The Carriageworks.

Words by Kirsty Hulse, catch her on twitter