AUSSIE STAR ADAM HILLS AT LEEDS GRAND THEATRE
Aussie favourite and star of Channel 4’s The Last Leg, Adam Hills, is bringing his critically acclaimed show Clown Heart to Leeds Grand Theatre for one night only on Sunday 22nd October 2017. The show will be accompanied by a BSL interpreter.
Adam Hills has fast become one of the most popular comedians in the UK with 15 tours that have travelled internationally. His combination of positive, uplifting comedy and dynamic spontaneity has seen him receive numerous awards, glowing reviews and a legion of fans around the world.
As host of Channel 4’s ground-breaking The Last Leg, Adam won ‘Best Breakthrough Act’ and was nominated for ‘Best Entertainment Personality’ at the British Comedy Awards in 2013. The show itself won ‘Best Entertainment Programme’ at the 2015 Royal Television Society Awards and received another nomination in that category in 2016, while Adam himself was nominated for ‘Best Entertainment Performance’. 2017 has seen The Last Leg win ‘Best Entertainment Show’ at the Broadcast Awards, as well as gain a double nomination at the BAFTA’s and a nomination at this year’s NTA awards.
Other recent notable UK TV appearances include co-host of Channel 4’s Stand Up To Cancer alongside Alan Carr and Davina McCall in October 2016 and host of Celebrity Fifteen to One (Channel 4).
Adam Hills is at Leeds Grand Theatre on Sunday 22nd October 2017
Tickets are priced at £25.00
Book online at leedsgrandtheatre.com or call Box Office on 0844 848 2700
About Leeds Grand Theatre.
The Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera House was built in 1878 in a backlash to the music hall tradition which was thought by ‘polite society’ to lower the tone of entertainment via the sort of humour presented in these pub-based establishments.
The theatre was built on a site of approximately three quarters of an acre with a frontage on New Briggate of 56 yards, including the Assembly Rooms.
The theatre cost a total of £62,000 and took 13 months to build. The architect, George Corson, was heavily influenced by his assistant James Robertson Watson who had undertaken a tour of Europe’s churches and theatres.
Many of the design inspirations came from these continental influences, in particular the gothic, ecclesiastical spires. The exterior is in a mixture of Romanesque and Scottish baronial styles, while the interior has such gothic motifs as fan-vaulting and clustered columns.
The first performance at the theatre was Much Ado About Nothing on 18 November 1878 and stars that have trodden the boards over the years have included Sarah Bernhardt, Ellen Terry, Julie Andrews, Felicity Kendal, Morecambe and Wise and Laurence Olivier.
The Grand Theatre celebrated the 125th anniversary of its opening in 2003. It is widely regarded as a major milestone in Victorian theatre building.
Tours of the theatre are available to find out more about the history of this fascinating building.