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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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Rozina Breen named as new Chair of the Board at Leeds Playhouse, with Neil Adleman as Vice Chair

BBC England’s Head of North Rozina Breen has today been announced as the new Chair of the Board at Leeds Playhouse. She will be accompanied by current board member Neil Adleman as Vice Chair, and succeeds Sir Rodney Brooke CBE, who steps down after ten years as Chair. As Head of North for BBC England […]

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Yorkshire female playwright selected for landmark national programme

Yorkshire based writer Gemma Bedeau has been announced as part of a landmark programme for female playwrights in the UK. Leeds Playhouse will join forces with Sphinx Theatre, the UK’s longest established women’s theatre company, along with 15 of the UK’s leading theatre organisations. Gemma’s relationship with Leeds Playhouse began in 2018 when she was […]

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Impact of Regional Producing Theatres

In 2018 Leeds Playhouse was one of 13 venues who jointly commissioned a study on the changing role and impact of England’s major regional producing theatres. The final report was due to be published in March of this year. The report demonstrates how the sector successfully adapted in very challenging times to deliver more for […]

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Black Lives Matter – Leeds Playhouse Statement

Leeds Playhouse commits to being an anti-racist organisation, providing a safe and supportive environment for black colleagues and communities, and contributing to the advancement of progressive values around equity of representation and dismantling discriminatory structures.   The recent horrific murder of George Floyd and vital demonstrations of support for Black Lives Matter have sharpened our […]

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An Open Letter to Theatre and Performance Makers

As we share this open letter, we’re delighted to be announcing Jamie Fletcher as our Freelance Task Force Member. Jamie joins freelancers from across the country including Leeds based theatre maker and Leeds Playhouse Associate Artist Pauline Mayers who will be sponsored by Improbable Theatre, and Hannah Quigley and Nadeem Islam who will be sponsored […]

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Playhouse Connect

Leeds Playhouse’s creative response to these rapidly changing times. When our doors closed to the public as Covid-19 restrictions were introduced, our live stage work and Furnace artistic development programme stopped abruptly, and our Creative Engagement community work temporarily paused. Our natural instinct as artists, in a moment of crisis, is to bring people together […]

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Leeds Playhouse Announces the co-production of Barber Shop Chronicles with National Theatre and Fuel for National Theatre at Home

Never-before-seen archive recording of Inua Ellams’ smash-hit play Barber Shop Chronicles, a co-production with Leeds Playhouse and Fuel, will be streamed live by the National Theatre on Thursday 14 May at 7PM BST. Captured at the National Theatre in January 2018 during its second sold-out run at the Dorfman theatre, the production went on to […]

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