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July 7, 2018

Congratulations to our fabulous winners at the 2018 Wharfedale awards:

Best Actor: Paul Simon Lonsdale
Best Pantomime Fairy: Candice Whitaker
Best Comedy Support: Matt Tempest

May 8, 2018

We are delighted to announce the following nominations for this year's Wharfedale Awards... Congratulations to all nominees and we wish you the best of luck for the awards in July.

Nominees for RENT:

Best Actor: Paul Lonsdale

Best Supporting Actress: Megan Bassett

Best Stage Presentation: Dan Dainter

Best Choreographer: Emma Tempest and Donna Wells

Best Dire...

July 12, 2016

The Wharfedale Festival of Theatre was extremely exciting for LIDOS this year, with lots of our members nominated for our pantomime, The Snow Queen! 

The awards won by LIDOS members were: 

Best pantomime dame: Simon Field 

Best choreographer: Donna Wells and Emma Tempest 

A massive congratulations to Simon, Donna and Emma for those well-deserved award...

June 7, 2016

We are extremely excited to announce the production team for our January 2017 pantomime - Beauty and the Beast! This team of both familiar and new faces are set to produce another fantastic LIDOS pantomime, and we can't wait to get started! The team are: 

Director: Shirley Hoyland 

Musical Director: Adam Boniface

Choreographers: Emma Tempest and Donn...

April 21, 2016

We have recently received the extremely exciting news that LIDOS has been nominated for numerous awards at the Wharfedale Festival of Theatre 2016! These awards are for our 2016 pantomime, 'The Snow Queen', which was a fantastic show enjoyed by both cast members and audiences alike! The nominations are:

Best Pantomime Dame - Simon Field
Best Pantomime V...

April 7, 2016

We are proud and delighted to announce the cast of our September 2016 musical, Stephen Sondheim's 'Company'! 

This fantastic cast performed wonderfully in the difficult audition process and are sure to put on an excellent show that is not to be missed! 

Director - Kimberley Lyon
Musical Director - Lucy Eyre

The cast will be:

Robert - James Sidgwick
Sarah -...

January 18, 2016

More exciting news! 


It's time to announce our cast list for our June 2016 musical, 'Oliver!' 

Again, it was an incredibly tough audition process, with some very difficult decisions for the production team - 60 people auditioned for a place in our 40 person cast! After two sets of initial auditions and call backs, we are happy to announce our cast:



January 8, 2016

Exciting news!


TV channel 'Made in Leeds' came to visit LIDOS in our rehearsals for 'The Snow Queen', and we did not disappoint them! 

In the run up to our annual pantomime, we could not be more excited to be starring on the TV show and showing the people of Leeds how great our pantomimes are!


With interviews from our cast, rehearsal clips and more, you...

October 18, 2015

LIDOS are extremely excited to announce our new (and extremely talented) cast of The Snow Queen, our January 2016 pantomime: 


The Snow Queen - Gemma Beck
Gerda - Sophie Ketteringham
Kai - Jack Brindle
Gran - Simon Field
Helmut - Matt Tempest
Hans - Alex Schober
Sunbeam - Emma Jayne Shortall
Blossom - Gemma Louise Fry
Henrik - Graham Siddle
Ziggy /...

September 26, 2015

Last week, LIDOS were extremeley proud to perform our latest musical extravaganza, 'A Night at the Oscars'. Full of wonderful musical songs, the cabaret-style show was a complete success, with both the cast and audiences alike thoroughly enjoying the show! 




The show featured songs from musicals such as Billy Elliot, Sister Act, and Jersey Boys,...

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