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What’s New Pussycat?

What’s New Pussycat?, a brand new musical featuring the iconic songs of the internationally celebrated singer  Sir Tom Jones,  and written by the Tony-Award winning  Joe DiPietro (Memphis the Musical), will premiere at Leeds Playhouse on 23 September. What’s New Pussycat? takes  Henry Fielding’s classic comic novel, The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling and using the legendary hit songs of Sir Tom Jones,  casts it in a […]

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The Merchant of Venice

It is London in 1936 – fascism is sweeping across Europe, and Oswald Mosley’s British Union of Fascists is threatening to march through the Jewish East End. Shylock (Tracy Ann Oberman – Eastenders, Doctor Who, Friday Night Dinner) is a survivor of anti-Semitic pogroms in Russia. A widow, she runs a small business from her […]

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A couple in 1920s dress on a bridge, the man lifting the woman towards the sky lit by multiple white fireworks

The Great Gatsby

You are invited to the most glamorous party in town. Lose yourself in the decadence of 1920s New York. Northern Ballet’s sell-out sensation The Great Gatsby is back. Mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby has a penchant for lavish parties and beautiful women. As the sparkling façade of his world begins to slip, the loneliness, obsession and […]

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Beautiful Octopus Club – Oliver Twist

Join us for a very special Beautiful Octopus Club night! Our theme is Oliver Twist, expect music, live performance, food and drink. Beautiful Octopus Club is our creative nightclub project for people with learning disabilities. Leeds Playhouse is fully accessible to wheelchair users with accessible toilets on each level and a Changing Places facility. Tickets […]

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Queer Arts North Showcase 2020

Join Queer Arts North for an afternoon of performance + provocation, exploring the lives of LGBTQ+ people, for artists, creatives, producers, programmers, venues, festivals or community groups, interested in LGBTQ+ arts and culture. Hosted by keynote speaker Rikki Beadle-Blair with performances from Ro Hardaker, gobscure, Rhiannon Scutt, Idle Women, Mandla Rae, Roma Havers, Jamaal Monarch […]

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Antigone, Interrupted

What do you do when the state becomes the oppressor? Would you put your body on the line? A young girl ready to die to defend what she thinks is right. A king determined to impose his will as the rule of law. Antigone, Interrupted re-imagines a classic story for a contemporary world through the […]

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Youth Theatre – Discover &Explore – Finding Your Voice 5-10s

What are your ideas about the future? Do you have something you want to say? Being a theatre maker is a great way to talk about the things that are important to you.  Have your say, shape your opinions and build your confidence. This project will give you the skills you need to take the […]

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Scratch is an informal showcase of raw and untested performance ideas. We invite theatre artists at every stage of their careers to send us ideas that they’d like to try out in front of our audience. We believe in the importance of providing a genuinely safe, receptive and open environment for artists to interrogate a new […]

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The War of the Worlds

‘No-one would have believed in the early years of the twentieth century that this world was being watched…’ But we did believe. We believed that Martians landed in New Jersey. We believed a water tower was an alien war machine. We believed a man walked on the moon. We believe everything the internet tells us […]

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Youth Theatre – Ensemble Acting 1 for 11 – 13 year olds

Passionate about acting and making theatre? Share and develop your creative ideas as a member of an ensemble. Develop key performance skills in a collaborative environment through exercises that will both challenge and broaden your understanding of performance. For 11 – 13 year olds Saturday 10am – 12pm (sessions begin 25 January) £110 for 10 […]

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Download BrochureSpring / Summer 20
Download BrochureSpring / Summer 20
Major funders
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