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Rise to Vertex (2016)

  • Venue: Other Space
  • Duration: 60
  • Age Guidance: 14+
  • Other: This performance takes place at Live Art Bistro
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More Information on Rise to Vertex (2016)

Rise To Vertex, performed as part of Transform 16

Transform is excited to introduce brand new Leeds company Stitch Theatre, made up of Martyna Kozanecka and James Rowling. In 2015 they were awarded the Lift Off & Transform Award, a partnership between Transform and Leeds Beckett University for promising graduate artists. In 2016, we’re proud to present their debut show Rise To Vertex.

“There are only two or three human stories, and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely as if they had never happened before”
Willa Cather

In homage to the mythologist Joseph Campbell, Rise to Vertex playfully explores the composition of the hero’s journey, and how this repeating, archetypal narrative is traced by the heroes of myth, religion, modern pop culture and our everyday lives. What makes a hero and what do they journey for? In Rise to Vertex Stitch Theatre take on the role of the hero with energy, charisma and unflinching dedication. Together they dress as the hero, face trials and share in moments of victory, failure and sacrifice.

This performance takes place at Live Art Bistro
Regent Street
All tickets can be purchased at West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Box Office only

Click here for the full Transform 16 programme

Presented By Transform In Partnership With Leeds Beckett Performing Arts in collaboration with Live Arts Bistro


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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.

Booking Fees:

*A transaction fee of £1.95 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
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