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Influence Auditions

  • Venue: First Floor
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Guidance: 13 - 21
  • Other: Auditions will take place at First Floor, 6 St Peters Building, LS9 8AH
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When a local boy goes missing, a group of extraordinarily ordinary teenagers are drawn into an adventure that is as exciting as it is unexpected. They enter a world of international intrigue, illegal data-collecting and mind control. Inspired by modern TV hits such as Stranger Things, this is an adventure story about technology, standing up for what you believe in and always expecting the unexpected.

Directed by Gemma Woffinden, Influence has been commissioned by Derby Theatre, Dundee REP, Leeds Playhouse, Northern Stage, Royal & Derngate and Theatre Royal Plymouth.

The Playhouse is committed to creating opportunities for young people to participate in production processes that mirror professional ways of working within the industry. This year we’ve commissioned a playwright to write a brand new play for young people, performed over several nights in October 2019.

The production will take place in the brand new studio at Leeds City College. Full rehearsal/performance dates can be found on the audition form.

Young people aged 13-21 are invited to audition on 18th April and 25th April with Youth Theatre director Gemma Woffinden. The young people cast in this show will work as an ensemble and specific parts will be allocated during the process.

• Audition workshops will take place at First Floor on Thursday 18th April and Thursday 25th April 6pm – 8pm
• Auditions will last 2 hours, you do not need to prepare anything
• Places are bookable online, in person at Leeds Playhouse Box Office or on 0113 213 7700
• Please complete the audition form and bring it with you to the audition, with a current photo stapled to the form
• You will be contacted by 6th May to confirm whether or not you have been cast in the show

Cast & Credits

by Andy McGregor /


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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 with the addition of a British Sign Language Interpreter who stands on the stage interpreting the show for 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

A relaxed performance with adaptations to technical aspects of the show, flexible seating options and a relaxed attitude to audience responses and movement in the auditorium. In our front of house space we will have a quiet room, clearer visual markers and signage, and additional staff and volunteers trained to sensitively and respectfully welcome people living with dementia and their supporters to this show.

Sing Along

Sing along with the cast in this exclusive performance. Lyrics will be on screen, so you can join in as loud as you like. Open to all, fancy dress is optional but highly recommended.

Post Show Discussion

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
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