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Cancelled Performances

Following the Government’s instructions this week, Leeds Playhouse has made the difficult decision to cancel or postpone productions which were scheduled to begin before 9 May. This includes the postponement of the Playhouse and Opera North’s co-production of A Little Night Music which was due to begin rehearsing this Monday, and to open on 9 May. […]

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Following advice from SOLT/UK Theatre in response to the Government’s announcement, all performances of Oliver Twist, Be The Example, Be The Voice and Missing People are cancelled this week. Further updates to follow, and we’ll be in touch with ticket holders about these shows and future events. Read up to date information and advice here

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Empathy, resilience and power – a week-long celebration of work by young people at Leeds Playhouse

Be the Example, Be the Voice is a festival of original devised work made with, for and by young people at Leeds Playhouse. Running from 16 – 21 March, it is a key part of the Playhouse Youth programme, which is generously supported by The Emerald Foundation. It encourages young people to explore the world […]

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Leeds Playhouse to stage new musical featuring the hit songs of music legend Sir Tom Jones

WHAT’S NEW PUSSYCAT?, a brand new musical featuring the iconic songs of the internationally celebrated singer Sir Tom Jones, and written by the Tony-Award winning Joe DiPietro (Memphis the Musical), will premiere at Leeds Playhouse on 23 September. WHAT’S NEW PUSSYCAT? takes Henry Fielding’s classic comic novel, The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling and using the legendary hit songs of Sir Tom Jones, casts it in a […]

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In conversation with…Mark Rosenblatt, Missing People co-director

We talk to Mark Rosenblatt, Leeds Playhouse Associate Artist and co-director of new international drama Missing People. What is Missing People about? Missing People is a rare experiment in genuine international collaboration. The play revolves around a homecoming which takes a dark and unexpected twist. Sakiko is coming home – to Kani, a small city […]

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Tracy Ann Oberman stars as Shylock in new production of The Merchant of Venice at Leeds Playhouse

Leeds Playhouse is to stage William Shakespeare’s THE MERCHANT OF VENICE with Tracy Ann Oberman (EastEnders, Friday Night Dinner, Toast of London) in the role of Shylock. This major autumn 2020 co-production between five leading regional theatres will be directed by Brigid Larmour, Artistic Director of Watford Palace Theatre. In a creative response to antisemitism […]

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seeds director Anastasia Osei-Kuffour

In conversation with seeds director Anastasia Osei-Kuffour

How would you describe the show to someone who hasn’t seen it? seeds is a tense drama where two mothers fight for their sons, bargaining with each other to get what they desperately need and in the process bare their souls, leaving them both changed by the encounter. What was it that initially drew you […]

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Welcome – Issue One

Since October, the Playhouse building has reopened with a splash – offering people the chance to engage with the Playhouse in so many different ways. We’re delighted that so many people have already joined us inside. In fact 2,000 people stepped through the doors for a tour, a coffee or to see a show over […]

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Celebrating 10 years of partnership

With Rachelle Mahapatra, Regional Managing Partner, Leeds at Irwin Mitchell, on how the law firm became the Playhouse’s Access Partner ten years ago ‘Our relationship with the Playhouse began informally when we arranged a successful trip for about 30 disabled children, their siblings, parents and staff to the Christmas show. Then, ten years ago, it […]

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The Circle of Theatre Life

How Leeds Playhouse’s creative eco-system brings artists and communities together to make new work Jo Haywood in conversation with Frances Poet, Lyn Haith and Mick Haith ‘People think a dementia diagnosis is a door closing, but it’s not. It’s another door opening, you just have to be brave and walk through it.’ Lyn and Mick […]

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Arts Council England Leeds City Council The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation
Principal Capital and Families Partner
Caddick Developments
Principal Capital and Access Partner
Irwin Mitchell Solicitors