Connecting Voices: Orpheus in the Record Shop
- Venue: Quarry Theatre
- Duration: 40 mins
- Age Guidance: 12+
More Information on 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 Men Walking, The Beatboxer, WOKE) takes inspiration from the classical Greek myth of Orpheus, in a show that fuses spoken word and beatboxing with music played live by seven members of the Orchestra of Opera North.
Orpheus in the Record Shop is part of Connecting Voices, a collaboration between Leeds Playhouse and Opera North bringing together a collection of new and classic work celebrating the power of the human voice. You can enjoy one event or book for all six, tickets will be limited and information will be shared with bookers about changes we have implemented to make the theatre experience safe according to government advice and Covid-19 guidelines. More information
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A Leeds Playhouse and Opera North Co-production
Artwork photography by Anthony Robling
Cast & Credits
Author Testament / Director Aletta Collins /
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
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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.
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- - Captioned
- - Signed
- - Audio Description
- - Relaxed Performance
- - Dementia Friendly Performance
- - Post Show Discussion
- - Sing Along
- - Parent & Baby Performance