In a year that sees many West End and Broadway shows announce their first UK tours, Leeds Grand Theatre can reveal that cult classic HEATHERS THE MUSICAL will run from Tuesday 3 to Saturday 7 November 2020, DREAMGIRLS from Tuesday 13 April to Saturday 1 May 2021 and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s SCHOOL OF ROCK from Monday 17 to Saturday 22 May 2021. CILLA THE MUSICAL will also return from Monday 9 to Saturday 24 November 2020.

HEATHERS THE MUSICAL. Tuesday 3 to Saturday 7 November 2020.
In the immortal words of Heather Chandler, “Honey whatcha waitin’ for?”, The Grand is one of the first venues announced on the highly anticipated 2020 UK tour of HEATHERS THE MUSICAL (WhatsOnStage 2019 award for Best New Musical).

Produced by Bill Kenwright and Paul Taylor-Mills and directed by acclaimed American screen and stage director Andy Fickman, this high-octane, black comedy, rock musical is based on one of the greatest cult teen films of all-time starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater. Its West End premiere saw it become the highest grossing show at The Other Palace, and subsequently had spectacular success on transferring to the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

The 2020 Class of Westerberg High will be announced shortly…

DREAMGIRLS. Tuesday 13 April to Saturday 1 May 2021.
Sonia Friedman Productions is delighted to announce that Leeds Grand Theatre will welcome the sensational, multi-award winning new production of DREAMGIRLS’ on its first ever UK tour.

Featuring the classic songs And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going, Listen and One Night Only, DREAMGIRLS had its critically acclaimed West End Premiere in December 2016 at London’s Savoy Theatre, 35 years on from opening on Broadway.

Meet The Dreams – Effie, Lorrell and Deena – three talented young singers in the turbulent 1960s, a revolutionary time in American music history. Join the three friends as they embark upon a musical rollercoaster ride through a world of fame, fortune and the ruthless realities of show business, testing their friendships to the very limit.

In 2006, DREAMGIRLS was adapted into an Oscar® winning motion picture starring Beyoncé Knowles, Jennifer Hudson, Eddie Murphy and Jamie Foxx.

SCHOOL OF ROCK. Monday 17 to Saturday 22 May 2021.

Based on the hilarious hit movie, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s SCHOOL OF ROCK follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band – sensationally performed live by the production’s young actors every night with roof-raising energy!

School of Rock – The Musical features 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Glenn Slater (The Little Mermaid, Sister Act), plus all the original songs from the movie and a book by Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey). It is directed by Laurence Connor (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, London Palladium 2019).

The production opened at the New London Theatre (now the Gillian Lynne Theatre) in November 2016 to 5-star reviews and widespread critical acclaim. It went on to win the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music.