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An image of a set model box for A Christmas Carol. the set includes an arch that says 'Fezziwigs Warehouse', under which a pretend Christmas Tree sits with the model of a man

Creating A Christmas Carol for the stage and screen

Set and costume designer Hayley Grindle explains how she’s bringing the spirit of the season to the stage. Inspiration for the set design of A Christmas Carol came via a literal ‘lightbulb moment’. When theatres were forced into lockdown in March, we left a traditional ghost light in each of our auditoriums – the Quarry, the Courtyard and […]

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Two people in Victorian dress, one young wearing a baker boy hat and one old wearing a top hat, covered in Christmas sparkle

From stage to screen: Leeds Playhouse launches new streaming service – Playhouse At Home

Just as the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future try to instil in Scrooge some seasonal spirit, Leeds Playhouse remains committed to spreading much-needed festive cheer across the city and beyond this year, with ‘as live’ digital screenings of its sensational family show A CHRISTMAS CAROL. As Leeds remains in Tier 3, the Playhouse […]

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Casting Call Out

Seeking UK based trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming artists for an upcoming musical stage project in 2021, directed by Jamie Fletcher for Leeds Playhouse.  We are looking to meet trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming artists of all ethnicities, disability, age, sexual orientation or class background and encourage all applicants to apply. No formal training or […]

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Eight headshots of the cast of A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol – a festive gift for all the family at Leeds Playhouse 

It’s Christmas Eve in Victorian Leeds, but cold-hearted Ebenezer Scrooge hasn’t an ounce of festive cheer to spare. As the cold night draws in, four ghostly spirits take him on a life-changing journey through his past, present and future to show him the error of his miserly ways.   Packed with Christmas spirit, fun, music and magic, Charles Dickens’ A […]

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Leeds Playhouse receives vital lifeline from the Government’s Cultural Recovery Fund

Leeds Playhouse has been awarded £2.38m as part of the Government’s Cultural Recovery Fund (CRF) to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure the theatre has a sustainable future through to April. Leeds Playhouse, a registered charity, has social and artistic aims and is a producing, building-based theatre in Leeds, the […]

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Tamsin Greig to perform Alan Bennett’s TALKING HEAD monologue at Leeds Playhouse and Sheffield Theatres

Tamsin Greig has pledged her commitment to regional theatre by being the latest actor announced to be performing one of Alan Bennett’s timeless monologues TALKING HEADS to northern audiences.  NIGHTS IN THE GARDENS OF SPAIN, directed by Marianne Elliott will follow previously announced performances by Imelda Staunton and Maxine Peake in Leeds and Sheffield. Rochenda Sandall will also bring her monologue THE OUTSIDE […]

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Leeds Playhouse Autumn Winter Season commits support to the Leeds City Region and offers free tickets to our NHS workers this Christmas

Responding directly to current conditions, Leeds Playhouse launches its Autumn Winter Season – created for audiences in a Covid-secure environment both in the Playhouse and out in the community and providing a platform for artists and companies from across Leeds City Region. The programme demonstrates the resilience of partnerships across the region and gives audiences […]

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Two of Alan Bennett’s TALKING HEADS monologues to be performed in a double bill at Sheffield Theatres and Leeds Playhouse

Following the television broadcast in June this year, and an upcoming run at the Bridge Theatre, two of Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads monologues will be performed in a double bill at Sheffield Theatres and Leeds Playhouse this November. The transfers represent a show of solidarity with the two Yorkshire venues by the performers, the Bridge Theatre, […]

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Leeds Playhouse joins forces with imitating the dog for a slice of deliciously dark twilight theatre

Roll up, roll up for a slice of twilight theatre that you will never forget … no matter how hard you try! Welcome to DR BLOOD’S OLD TRAVELLING SHOW. Fresh from the success of their critically acclaimed stage recreation of George A. Romero’s classic zombie movie Night of the Living Dead™ – Remix, imitating the […]

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Leeds Playhouse and Opera North join forces to celebrate the power and expressiveness of the human voice

Leeds Playhouse and Opera North to co-produce  CONNECTING VOICES: six new and existing pieces of live performance staged safely in four areas of the Playhouse, played over three weekends in October fusing classic and contemporary theatre on themes of isolation and connection, resilience and reflection   Acclaimed rapper, writer and world record holding beatboxer Testament commissioned to explore the […]

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