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Six shows Huddersfield theatre lovers MUST see this summer

From pop-tastic musicals to a children's favourite and dramatic ballet

Wicked(Image: Matt Crockett)

If you're looking for this summer's hot theatre tickets, venues around West Yorkshire and beyond have a line-up not to be sniffed at.

From pop-tastic musicals celebrating the Beatles and the Kinks to children's favourite Gruffalo's Child and West End smash Wicked, the coming weeks are packed with must-see shows.

Ballet fans are also in for a treat as Wuthering Heights comes to Leeds in dramatic fashion.

There’s something for all tastes in the region’s theatres this season — we've picked out six hot tickets for Huddersfield theatre lovers.

Let It Be

Let It Be at Leeds Grand next week

Leeds Grand, July 11 to 16

Celebrating the music of the Fab Four, this international hit show has toured the globe celebrating the music of one of the world’s most famous bands. It is packed with more than 40 Beatles hits and charts the band’s rise from Cavern Club gigs to international stardom. There are matinees and evening performances.

Gruffalo’s Child

The Gruffalo's Child(Image: Tall Stories)

The Victoria Theatre, Halifax, August 6 and 7

One for families with young children. This touring show brings Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved character to life in a Tall Stories production. The Gruffalo’s child ignores her father’s warning and tiptoes out into the deep, dark wood in search of adventure. Suitable for the over-threes, with a running time of 55 minutes (no interval) and two shows each day. Visit

Sunny Afternoon

The Kinks musical, Sunny Afternoon

Manchester Opera House, from August 19 to 27

The show that tells the story of iconic 1960s pop group The Kinks and won an Olivier Award for best new musical. Singalong to Lola, Waterloo Sunset, Sunny Afternoon and more. Ticket details from


Wicked at the Alhambra, Bradford

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford, July 20 to August 21

This show has been running in the West End for a decade and is based on the characters in L Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, telling the tale of an unlikely but profound friendship between two sorcery students. It is packed with technical wizardry, songs and stunning costumes. For families with children aged seven and over. For details visit

Sister Act

Alexandra Burke will play Delores Van Cartier in Sister Act

Leeds Grand Theatre, August 22 to 27

Directed and choreographed by Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood and starring Alexandra Burke of X Factor fame, this is the show that featured Whoopi Goldberg in the film version. It has a feelgood story, lots of great songs and is suitable for all ages. Alexandra will not be appearing in matinees, so bear that in mind when booking. Tickets from

Wuthering Heights

Martha Leebolt as Cathy in Northern Ballet's Wuthering Heights(Image: Emma Kauldhar)

West Yorkshire Playhouse Quarry Theatre, September 6 to 10

One for ballet lovers. This new interpretation of the famous Emily Bronte novel is by the world-famous Northern Ballet.

It will be performed to live music and promises a dramatic evening out. Visit

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