Following the success of Hedda Gabler and the highly anticipated Twelfth Night, the City Varieties Music Hall is set to strengthen its live and encore streaming offering with productions including Angels in America, Yerma and Black Sabbath – The End of the End.

Having recently installed state-of-the-art cinema equipment, the country’s most famous music hall is able to stream live and pre-recorded events, as well as art and museum exhibitions to Leeds audiences. The programme for 2017 is as following:

What: NT Live presents Angels in America (Part 1 and 2 – encore screening). Saturday 19th August and Saturday 26th August respectively.

Angels in America is a complex, often metaphorical, and at times symbolic examination of AIDS and homosexuality in 1980s America. Written by American playwright Tony Kushner, Angels in America is set in two parts, each lasting approximately four hours. The cast includes Andrew Garfield, Denise Gough, Nathan Lane, James McArdle and Russell Tovey.

What: NT Live presents Yerma (live screening). Thursday 31st August.

Award-winning actress Billie Piper stars in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece Yerma. Set in contemporary London, Yerma tells of a young women’s desperation to conceive with unthinkable consequences.

What: John Le Carre – An evening with George Smiley (live streamed). Thursday 7th September.


In aid of Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors without Borders (MSF)

Broadcast live from London’s Royal Festival Hall, John Le Carre, author of ‘The Spy Who Came In From The Cold’, ‘Tinker Tailor, Soldier, Spy’ and ‘The Night Manager’ (amongst others), will discuss the full breadth of his career and reflect on the continuing story of his most famous creation, spy George Smiley. The event will include readings and a rare Q&A session.

What: David Gilmour Live in Pompeii (screening of 2016 live recording). Wed 13th September.

On July 7th & 8th 2016, David Gilmour of Pink Floyd fame performed two spectacular shows at the legendary Pompeii Amphitheatre in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius. For one night only the recording will be streamed across the UK.

The show includes songs from David’s career, including the title tracks of his two most recent No. 1 solo albums ‘Rattle That Lock’ and ‘On An Island’. Also included are other solo and Pink Floyd classics such as ‘Wish You Were Here’, ‘Comfortably Numb’, ‘One Of These Days’ and a very special performance of ‘The Great Gig In The Sky’ from ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’, which David rarely plays as a solo artist.

Black Sabbath – The End of the End (screening of February’s 2017 live recording). Monday 2nd October.