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All Together Now

A Play Project for children Age 5 – 8 Fly a spaceship, explore the enchanted forest and have a picnic on the beach. It’s finally time to move, create and imagine in our creative play and drama sessions. Do you want your children to help us have fun and tell stories – well this is […]

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Dr Blood’s Old Travelling Show

Every town has its secrets. Are you prepared for yours to be revealed? Roll up, roll up, for a slice of theatre that you’ll never forget… no matter how hard you try! Welcome to Dr Blood’s Old Travelling Show. imitating the dog apply their innovative story telling skills to create a deliciously dark tale of […]

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Gillene Butterfield, a young woman with short wavy hair, wearing a g'gown' looks out

Connecting Voices: La Voix Humaine

A woman is sprawled alone on her bed. She gets up, ready to leave, when the phone rings. It’s her ex-lover. Over the course of the next 40 minutes we hear one side of an increasingly desperate conversation in which the woman tries anything to win him back. But it’s no use – she can’t […]

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The empty Courtyard theatre with warm lighting and teal coloured seats

Connecting Voices: Reflections on La Voix Humaine

Take your seat on the stage of the Courtyard Theatre, look out into the auditorium and witness actors and musicians exploring themes of isolation and connection, of resilience and reflection, through words both spoken and sung. This is a contemporary reflection on Poulenc’s La voix humaine and can be enjoyed either alongside the original piece […]

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Testament, a young man stands at a microphone, eyes closed and arm in the air

Connecting Voices: Orpheus in the Record Shop

She cared for him, she understood him… And now she’s gone. Orpheus is alone, playing tunes in his record shop. After an old friend visits, strange things start to happen and music, myth and reality collides. Together with Orpheus we go in search of something ancient, contemporary and hopeful. Acclaimed rapper and playwright Testament (Black […]

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The empty Courtyard theatre with warm lighting and teal coloured seats

Connecting Voices: Reflections on Krapp’s Last Tape

Relish the power and expression of the solo voice from the stage of the Courtyard Theatre as live performance finally returns… An actor and a musician collaborate, filling the auditorium with words and music that reflect upon the themes of Samuel Beckett’s extraordinary monologue, Krapp’s Last Tape, in an experience that can be enjoyed either […]

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Niall Buggy, an older bald man, wearing a dressing gown looks out

Connecting Voices: Krapp’s Last Tape

A 69 year-old man listens to the voice of his 39 year-old self. Looking back on his loves, failures and losses, Krapp rewinds through his life with humour and heartache. The end result is simple yet beautiful ­– a classic Beckett play that’s both punchy and personal. Krapp’s Last Tape is part of Connecting Voices, a […]

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Khadijah Ibrahiim, a black woman wearing a striped head covering speaking at a microphone

Connecting Voices: Reflections: Dead and Wake

Experience a Jamaican ‘Nine Night’ with literary activist and theatre maker Khadijah Ibrahiim. This thought provoking performance explores Caribbean rituals around death through poetry, music, ghost [duppy] stories, featuring turntablist DJ NikNak and Paulette Morris. The event also features performers from the Sunday Practise with their creative response to living through the last six months. Reflections: Dead […]

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Reece Dinsdale sat in a theatre auditorium

Reece’s Pieces: Test Event

A pilot performance from Associate Artist Reece Dinsdale ‘It started in lockdown as a challenge to myself. As an actor I had never felt comfortable speaking publicly unless I was playing a role, so I thought I’d face a few demons by attempting to talk live online to my twitter followers. What I discovered was, […]

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Leeds Arts & Participation Now webinar

Join us at the Leeds Arts & Participation Now webinar.   Times as they are, we are excited to create an opportunity to bring our city’s vibrant arts and participatory sector together. We will celebrate and spotlight work that is happening right now, hear from participants and practitioners about new ways of working, and most […]

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Arts Council England Leeds City Council The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation
Principal Capital and Families Partner
Caddick Developments
Principal Capital and Access Partner
Irwin Mitchell Solicitors