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The Things We Wouldn’t Otherwise Find

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‘I LIKE HOW BOOKS SMELL AND FEEL. I LIKE THE WEIGHT OF THEM. I LIKE THE PROMISE OF THEM. HOW THEY HOLD STORIES AND IDEAS BUT HOW THEY’RE VERY QUIET ABOUT IT.’

The spirit of libraries past and present await the future, an addict makes amends, a girl finds inspiration and passion spills over the paperbacks. Two actors create ten extraordinary characters in Emma Adams’ gloriously funny and playfully provocative exploration of libraries in the age of the internet search engine. Commissioned to celebrate The Leeds Library’s 250 year anniversary, the production will be performed in the beautiful Georgian setting of the New Room at The Leeds Library before touring to libraries across the city. Emma Adams’ previous plays include Tiny Shoes for the Playhouse and The Bronte Parsonage and Animals, Theatre 503.

A Leeds Playhouse production, in association with the Leeds Library and Leeds Libraries.

Cast & Credits

By Emma Adams / Director Tess Seddon / Set and Costume Designer Laura Ann Price / Sound Designer Rob Landells / Assistant Director Beth Knight /

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    Sinead Parker
    as Performer 1, The Ghost of Libraries Present, The Book Thief, The Girl In A Hurry, The Book Restorer
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    David Judge
    as Performer 2, The Ghost of Libraries Past, The Librarian, The Man With Too Much Time, Cleaner

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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

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

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

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  • 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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