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By, For, With: Creating Your Solo Show

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Take ownership of your career and creativity by learning how to create your own solo show. Join local practitioner Rachael Halliwell as she shares her tools for creating and producing your one person project in a taster workshop suitable for all kinds of theatre makers.

The session will include, among other things, working through ideas, pitching, assembling a team, how to market your show, running a tour, and reaching out to producers and reviewers.

Rachael is a writer, theatre-maker and producer from North Yorkshire. Her work is inspired by northern voices, iconic women and real life events. She has a passion for female-led narrative and always putting women front and centre. Her solo show experience ranges from creating Deirdre and Me, which toured the UK and Edinburgh Fringe, to Project Juno which was co-produced with Harrogate Theatre and ran at the Arts Theatre in London’s West End.

This is a virtual workshop run over Zoom

Running time 2.5 to 3hrs with 3 short breaks finishing with a Q & A session

By, For, With is a series of workshops at Leeds Playhouse run by, for, and with local artists.


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Captioned Performance

Open captioning allows theatre goers with varying degrees of hearing to view the full text as it is spoken or sung, including sound effects and off stage noises. These appear on a scrolling screen, positioned on or at the side of the stage.

British Sign Language Interpreted

A signed performance is the usual full production using either the creative use of sign integrated into the performance or a British Sign Language Interpreter on stage interpreting the show for D/deaf attendees.

Audio Described

Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.

Relaxed Performance

A relaxed performance is a specially selected show from our programme, with slight adaptations to make it suitable for an audience of young people or adults with learning disabilities. This may include extra lighting, additional wheelchair spaces and the freedom to move to alternative seating if required.

Dementia-Friendly Performance

Dementia friendly performances are for all audiences. The theatre experience is enhanced for people living with dementia and their supporters, with adaptations to front of house service, the show and pre-show information packs. Additional dementia-aware staff, quiet spaces, clear signage and visual markers, sound and lighting adjustments and flexible seating options all help to create a supportive, shared experience.

Sing Along

Singalong with the cast in this exclusive performance. Join in as loud as you like, fancy dress is optional but highly recommended.

Post Show Discussion

Parent & Baby Performance

A Parent and Baby performance enables parents to attend the theatre with their baby (under 12 months). We make small adaptations to the lighting and sound effects, including keeping the auditorium lights slightly raised. The seating is unallocated and there is a relaxed attitude to noise.

Socially Distanced Performance

A guaranteed socially distanced performance provides seating with additional space between bubbles to allow appropriate social distancing.

Booking Fees:

*A transaction fee of £2.50 will be applied to all phone and internet bookings.


  • Captioned - Captioned
  • Signed - Signed
  • Audio Description - Audio Description
  • Relaxed Performance - Relaxed Performance
  • Dementia Friendly Performance - Dementia Friendly Performance
  • Post Show Discussion - Post Show Discussion
  • Sing Along - Sing Along
  • Parent & Baby Performance - Parent & Baby Performance
  • Socially Distanced Performance - Socially Distanced Performance
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