What’s On

Rita, Sue and Bob Too

Rita, Sue and Bob Too

Tuesday, 25 April, 2017 to Saturday, 29 April, 2017

Sharp, funny and delightfully direct, Andrea Dunbar’s semi-autobiographical play tells the story of Rita and Sue, two feisty working class girls from a rundown council estate who both embark on an affair with married man Bob.

Stand Up Stand Up

Stand Up Stand Up

Wednesday, 03 May, 2017 to Saturday, 06 May, 2017

From the internationally acclaimed writer of Road and The Rise and Fall of Little Voice comes this new dark comedy - hilarious and heartbreaking in turns.

The Scarecrows’ Wedding

The Scarecrows’ Wedding

Sunday, 07 May, 2017

Betty O’Barley and Harry O’Hay are excellent scarecrows (they scare a lot of crows).

Talon

Talon

Thursday, 11 May, 2017

Over the last two decades Talon have risen from humble beginnings to become one of the most successful theatre touring shows in the UK.

The Lock In ‘Remixed’

The Lock In ‘Remixed’

Friday, 12 May, 2017

Fresh from their sell out performances of The Lock In Christmas Carol, The Demon Barbers and Breaking Tradition Dance Company return to Ye Olde Fighting Cocks for a comical new take on their 5-star live music & dance extravaganza!

The Kast Off Kinks

The Kast Off Kinks

Saturday, 13 May, 2017

Former members of legendary band The Kinks are back together, playing great music and re-living the good times whilst keeping the songs alive that made The Kinks a household name.

Hairspray

Hairspray

Tuesday, 16 May, 2017 to Saturday, 20 May, 2017

You can't stop the beat in this big and bold musical about one girl's inspiring dream to dance!

Jasper Carrott’s Stand Up and Rock

Jasper Carrott’s Stand Up and Rock

Sunday, 21 May, 2017 to Monday, 22 May, 2017

Stand Up and Rock’s 2017 tour sees the legendary Jasper Carrott back with a new stand up show before introducing his musical compatriots that have been 'rockin' audiences all over the world.

Romeo & Juliet

Romeo & Juliet

Wednesday, 24 May, 2017

In Romeo & Juliet, Merely present young love in all its raw and savage beauty. The show drives through action-packed thrills and tender intimacy to crushing loss.

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

Thursday, 25 May, 2017

Merely Theatre perform stripped back, gender-blind Shakespeare that promises unrivalled energy and accessibility. In Twelfth Night, unlikely lovers collide in a tale of identical twins, disguises, deceptions, and mistaken identities.

The Supersonic 70s Show

The Supersonic 70s Show

Friday, 26 May, 2017

It's the hottest ticket in town! An incredible live show so jam packed with classic 70s hits it’s no wonder it's been described as the best 70s show of its kind.

Whatever Happened to Ruby Quicksilver?

Whatever Happened to Ruby Quicksilver?

Sunday, 28 May, 2017

After turning her back on a glittering pop career, Ruby Quicksilver (aka Francesca Morgan) opts for quiet life, running a boutique hotel in the mountains on the Costa del Sol.

The Thrill of Love

The Thrill of Love

Monday, 29 May, 2017

Ruth Ellis was a divorcee with a young child to care for. She worked in the kind of nightclubs where there was more than just a drink on offer. Ellis worked hard, played hard and dreamt of a movie star life.

Funny Money

Funny Money

Tuesday, 30 May, 2017

Henry Perkins accidentally picks up the wrong briefcase - one full of money! He assumes it is illicit cash and decides to keep it. Knowing that the former owner must have his briefcase, Henry rushes home to book one way fares to Barcelona.

Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime

Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime

Wednesday, 31 May, 2017

Lord Arthur Savile is engaged to the lovely Sybil Merton. Sybil’s friend Podgers has read Lord Arthur’s palm and foretold he would commit a murder. Lord Arthur desires a blissful married life and therefore feels duty bound to get the murder over with first.

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Thursday, 01 June, 2017

Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker.

A Chorus of Disapproval

A Chorus of Disapproval

Friday, 02 June, 2017

Guy Jones joins the local Operatic Society as a chorus member but works his way swiftly through the ranks to land the plum role of Macheath, in The Beggar's Opera. However, as the curtain comes down on an apparently triumphant performance, Guy is alone and broken.

Ghost Train

Ghost Train

Saturday, 03 June, 2017

A group of passengers are left stranded at a remote railway station, facing the prospect of a night in the waiting room, but when the old stationmaster warns them about a phantom train that haunts the tracks after dark, the evening takes one chilling turn after another.

Rory Bremner

Rory Bremner

Wednesday, 07 June, 2017

Britain's best known satirical impressionist is back! With Trump, Boris and Brexit fresh in the memory, Rory's on a mission to make sense (and nonsense) of it all.

Legally Blonde Jr

Legally Blonde Jr

Wednesday, 07 June, 2017 to Saturday, 10 June, 2017

Following on from last year’s hit Rent and previous hits such as Fame and We Will Rock You, Musical Theatre students from Mechanics' Performing Arts now present Legally Blonde Jr.

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Theatre Royal Wakefield, Drury Lane, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF1 2TE

Wakefield Theatre Royal and Opera House was designed by Frank Matcham and opened in 1894.