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Beautifully crafted, heartbreakingly relevant; random at Leeds Playhouse

This February Leeds Playhouse will stage the remarkable one-woman play random by award-winning playwright and screenwriter debbie tucker green. An ordinary day in the ordinary life of an ordinary family, and then one random act changes everything. A bewildered family find themselves caught up in catastrophe and grief in this vivid, detailed and brilliantly observed […]

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Boy meets bird: a grand day out for the Kes company

We’re flying straight back into rehearsals here at the Playhouse, with our first show of 2019 being with much-loved, Yorkshire classic Kes, the story of young Billy and his unlikely friendship with a kestrel. As the cast start to get into role, Lucas, who plays Billy, took a trip to the Feathers and Fur Falconry Centre […]

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5 Minutes with Rob Pickavance and Elexi Walker

1. What’s the best thing about working on this show? Rob Pickavance: The amazing bunch of people I’m working with: funny, kind, noisy, talented, original, unpredictable, exuberant! Elexi Walker: A Christmas Carol is a classic Christmas story, that is dark and a bit spooky, but has wonderful, magical moments that all of the family will […]

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A Christmas Carol with a Leeds twist: Interview with Amy Leach

Playhouse Associate Director Amy Leach talks to Stuart Leeks about her production of Dickens’ Christmas classic A Christmas Carol was an immediate success when it was first published in December 1843, and the theatrical potential of Dickens’ ‘Ghost Story of Christmas’ was quickly exploited – by the end of February 1844 no fewer than eight […]

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Q & A WITH THE TINY TIMS…

LIPALO MOKETE AND SEB SMALLWOOD What’s the best thing about working on this show? Lipalo Mokete: The cast Seb Smallwood: Being with the amazing cast and learning from them and having the opportunity to be on stage. What do you love most about Christmas? LM: I like giving presents, receiving presents, socialising and being with […]

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Leeds Playhouse and Leeds Corn Exchange partner to host free festive family takeover

This December, Leeds Playhouse and Leeds Corn Exchange will join forces to host a free family friendly takeover day. Running on Saturday 15 December, the takeover will see the Corn Exchange filled with free activities and workshops for young people aged 5 – 16 and their families. The packed programme of free events will include […]

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Leeds Playhouse presents Yorkshire tales and extraordinary stories for Spring 2019

Leeds Playhouse’s Spring/Summer 2019 season presents extraordinary stories of youth and Yorkshire in the Pop-Up theatre, whilst inviting audiences to make a lasting connection to the Playhouse looking ahead to the re-opening of the redeveloped building in Autumn 2019: Young women come to terms with catastrophe in classic and contemporary tales: Shakespeare’s contemptuous Hamlet promises to avenge the death […]

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Q&A with A Christmas Carol’s designer, Hayley Grindle

We asked A Christmas Carol‘s talented designer Hayley Grindle four burning questions about her candle-lit design. 1.      What’s the most exciting thing about designing A Christmas Carol? It’s been so exciting to do an old ghost story justice whilst putting in an new adaption of it. 2.       What has been the most challenging thing about working on […]

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Leeds Playhouse’s pioneering festival of theatre, dementia and hope wins prestigious National Dementia Care Award

Leeds Playhouse’s pioneering festival of theatre, dementia and hope Every Third Minute, has won a National Dementia Care Award in the ‘Outstanding Arts and Creativity in Dementia Care’ category. The awards, which took place at the UK Dementia Congress on Thursday 8 November in Brighton, highlight the excellence, innovation and best practice taking place throughout […]

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Artistic Directors of the Future Board Shadowing Programme – providing a seat in the boardroom for 10 culturally diverse artists and leaders at five leading theatres in the North

Artistic Directors of the Future (ADF) is proud to officially launch their new programme: ADF Board Shadowing Programme: Yorkshire Edition, in partnership with Leeds Playhouse, Hull Truck Theatre, Sheffield Theatres, Stephen Joseph Theatre and York Theatre Royal. This first of its kind initiative, over the duration of four months offers 10 ADF Members from a […]

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