Category: Theatre & Arts


Big Society review at Leeds City Varieties

Written from the viewpoint of an often ignored working class majority and staged against the backdrop of a variety show, the historic and recently renovated City Varieties could not have played a better host for the politically charged Big Society….

Northern Art Prize 2011, Leo Fitzmaurice. Credit David Lindsay

Leo Fitzmaurice wins Northern Art Prize

On Thursday 19th January TQS Magazine made a dash in the rain to Leeds Art Gallery for the announcement of the Northern Art Prize 2011/12 winner. The event was a bustling, vibrant affair, with over 500 of Leeds’ who’s who…


Review: Top Hat at The Leeds Grand Theatre

I have a confession. I’ve never see a Fred Astaire film. That’s my disclaimer: any forthcoming appreciation of Tom Chambers is in no way a slight on the world’s most famous tap dancer. Matthew White & Howard Jacques’ production of Top…


We Will Rock You Review – Leeds Grand Theatre

A musical set in the future? Such is the surprise when one goes to see the biggest show of recent years without having read the synopsis. Yes, fine, Starlight Express has been running for decades but beautiful though it is,…


Interview with comedian Stephen K Amos

Comedian Stephen K Amos is bringing his The Best Medicine tour to Leeds City Varieties, we caught up with him to chat about the inspiration behind his new show, his acting ambitions and social media.

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Review: The Pittman Painters at The Grand

The Pittman Painters is a play based around the lives of the Ashington Artists; a group of men, mainly miners working in the Woodhorn and Ellington Collieries, who meet regularly for self improvement and education classes in the 1930’s, we review it at the Leeds Grand Theatre.


Review: Dreamboats and Petticoats at The Leeds Grand

If, like many of the audience present, you enjoy the music (or even better remember it first hand!) then you will definitely enjoy Dreamboats and Petticoats. If this is not the case, however you are most likely to find it a bit…well…naff.


Blood Brothers Review – Leeds Grand Theatre

Set in a deprived area of Liverpool, Blood Brothers follows the ill-fated tale of twins, Eddie & Mickey, who having been seperated at birth grow up, grow together and ultimately grow apart without ever knowing the secret that entwines their lives. We review Blood Brothers at The Leeds Grand Theatre.