- Venue: Quarry Theatre
- Other: Post Show Discussion Thur 14 Sept
More Information on Queen of Chapeltown
Queen of Chapeltown draws on first-hand accounts with founding members of the much loved carnival to tell the story of not only carnival but the community who became its driving force, the tales of migration and deep roots stretching across the Atlantic, Africa and beyond.
Jamaican writer, playwright and producer Colin Grant weaves these stories together into an original play celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Leeds West Indian Carnival.
Directed by Amy Leach; Queen of Chapeltown follows the stories of those who campaigned, sewed and danced their way to the first carnival in 1967 and of one woman’s journey to become a Carnival Queen.
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Queen of Chapeltown is supported by:
Cast & Credits
Director Amy Leach /
A West Yorkshire Playhouse Production
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.
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- - Captioned
- - Signed
- - Audio Description
- - Relaxed Performance
- - Dementia Friendly Performance
- - Post Show Discussion
- - Sing Along
- - Parent & Baby Performance