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Casting announced for Leeds Playhouse and Ramps on the Moon new adaptation of Oliver Twist

Leeds Playhouse and Ramps on the Moon are thrilled today to announce the full cast for their bold new version of Dickens’ novel Oliver Twist. Directed by Leeds Playhouse’s Associate Director Amy Leach (The Night Before Christmas, Hamlet, Road, Romeo & Juliet) and adapted by award-winning playwright Bryony Lavery, it will star Brooklyn Melvin in […]

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Triple casting announcement for Dr Korczak’s Example at Leeds Playhouse

Robert Pickavance, Gemma Barnett and newcomer Danny Sykes will star in David Greig’s Dr Korczak’s Example, the first 2020 production in the new Bramall Rock Void. Artistic Director James Brining directs this powerful and moving production timed to premiere on Holocaust Memorial Day. Set in the shadows of the Warsaw ghetto in 1942, the play examines life […]

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Casting announced for the UK stage premiere of Night of the Living Dead ™ – Remix

imitating the dog and Leeds Playhouse have today announced full casting for the premiere of Night of The Living Dead ™ – Remix Night of the Living Dead ™ – Remix cast will feature Laura Atherton (A Farewell To Arms, imitating the dog); Morgan Bailey (Heart of Darkness, imitating the dog and In the Dark, BBC); […]

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Leeds Playhouse Spring Summer 2020 a celebration of pioneering collaboration, human resilience and international perspectives

Leeds Playhouse Spring/Summer 2020 season showcases a globally connected theatre at the heart of its community. It gives a platform to artists from diverse backgrounds creating work across all of the newly reinvigorated performance spaces, from the Bramall Rock Void studio to the large Quarry theatre and offers audiences the chance to experience an exciting […]

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Playwright Inua Ellams talks about the worldwide success of Barber Shop Chronicles as it makes a triumphant return to Leeds Playhouse

What inspired you to write Barber Shop Chronicles? Back in 2010, someone gave me a flyer about a pilot project to teach barbers the very basics of counselling. I was surprised that conversations in barber shops were so intimate, that someone thought that barbers should be trained in counselling, and also that they wanted the […]

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Theatre of Sanctuary National Network Meeting hosted by Leeds Playhouse

On Friday 15 November, Leeds Playhouse in partnership with City of Sanctuary will host the inaugural networking meeting for theatres from across the country working to support Refugees and Asylum Seekers. The network is an opportunity for organisations to work together sharing best practice and responding to different political or world situations. The Refugee Council […]

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What’s it like to be part of the Furnace Festival? Two Leeds Playhouse Young Company members share their stories

What happens when you select a group of talented individuals who are each creative but who have different approaches to the creative arts? Leeds Playhouse Young Company is the answer. We are a collective, a performance company, an ensemble, a hive of creativity. And, as a collective, we have a work-in-progress preview at Furnace Scratch […]

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Leeds Playhouse announce new partnership with Gateley

Leeds Playhouse has secured a new sponsorship agreement with legal and professional services group, Gateley. The deal sees the Leeds office of Gateley partner with the theatre over the next 12 months including sponsorship for the upcoming Christmas production, The Wizard of Oz. Leeds Playhouse, which sits within the city’s cultural quarter, reopened last month […]

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Leeds Playhouse Artistic Director James Brining talks about his fresh, dynamic take on The Wizard of Oz

Why have you chosen The Wizard of Oz for the Playhouse’s first Christmas after its £15.8 million redevelopment? ‘The Christmas show in the Quarry at the Playhouse is a big event that attracts tens of thousands of people. For many, it’s a special occasion that marks the festive season, so we’re always looking for a […]

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Leeds Playhouse Youth Theatre production launches Leeds City College’s new state-of-the-art theatre

Leeds City College has launched its state-of-the-art drama facility at its newly opened Quarry Hill Campus with a special collaborative performance in partnership with Leeds Playhouse. The 200-capacity theatre hosted Influence, a powerful and energetic piece inspired by modern TV hits like Stranger Things. The Leeds City College and Leeds Playhouse partnership is part of […]

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