12 memorable Christmas productions at West Yorkshire Playhouse down the years

It has proved to be a Christmas must see for a generation of theatre-lovers in Leeds and beyond.

Sunday, 15th December 2019, 10:16 am
Updated Sunday, 15th December 2019, 10:17 am
Which of these Christmas productions is your favourite from down the years? PIC: Catherine Ashmore

West Yorkshire Playhouse's annual festive family show has been thrilling audiences for decades. Now rebranded, Leeds Playhouse, the theatre is currently thrilling audiences with The Wizard of Oz. We down memory lane in these Playhouse photos and ask which was your favourite over the years? READ MORE: Leeds parks to host unique pop-up performances of Shakespeare’s classics in 2020 LOVE LEEDS LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join the Leeds Retro facebook group

Singin' In The Rain made a splash with Playhouse audiences in 2001.
Remember the Alan Bennett reworking of the classic Wind in the Willows?

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It was 'off with their heads' as the Playhouse staged Alice in Wonderland.
Audiences were thrilled by the swashbuckling adventure story of Peter Pan - the boy who never grew up.
A Christmas Carol filled with chilly gothic glamour entertained the masses. Remember the puppet version of Tiny Tim?
Duncan Preston played millionaire Daddy Warbucks in Annie alongside Verity Rushworth and Strictly Come Dancing finalist Emma Barton.
The Playhouse went swinging through the trees with The Jungle Book starring Shobna Gulati as Mowgli's mother.
The Playhouse was dreaming of a White Christmas - the hit musical starred Darren Day and Oliver Tompsett as entertainers Bob Wallace and Phil Davis.
Leeds fell in a love with a flying car called Chitty Chitty Bang Bang ahead of a major UK tour.
Love was in the air at the Playhouse for Strictly Ballroom The Musical. Following its run in Leeds, it transferred to London's Piccadilly Theatre.
Audiences went into the world of Narnia for The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe - the Playhouse's highest grossing production so far.
Bah humbug! A Christmas Carol was staged in the Playhouse's Pop-Up theatre.
Which is your stand out Playhouse Christmas production? Share your memories with Andrew Hutchinson via email at: [email protected] or tweet him @AndyHutchYPN