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A golden ticket for audiences as Leeds Playhouse stages a sensational new production of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – The Musical for Christmas 2022

An exciting new production of Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY – THE MUSICAL based on the much-loved book is to premiere at Leeds Playhouse from 18 November 2022 – 28 January 2023. Directed by Leeds Playhouse’s James Brining and adapted from Dahl’s novel by David Greig, with music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics […]

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Leeds Playhouse and Ramps on the Moon co-production of OLIVER TWIST as part of National Theatre at Home

Leeds Playhouse and Ramps on the Moon’s co-production of Charles Dickens’ 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 will be shown as part of National Theatre at Home from 22 February for a year. This will be the first […]

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With thanks to The National Lottery 2-4-1 tickets are now available for Macbeth

LAST FEW REMAINING* Thanks to support from The National Lottery we are proud to introduce the Love Your Local Theatre campaign. Booking opens 10am on Tuesday 1 February. When you buy a ticket for Leeds Playhouse’s production of Macbeth presented at 7.30pm during the month of March you get another ticket free, courtesy of the […]

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Meet the cast of our ‘vibrant, raw and visceral’ Macbeth

Something wickedly good is coming to Leeds Playhouse as Macbeth makes its way to the Quarry stage with an enticingly diverse and dynamic cast.  In Director Amy Leach’s and Designer Hayley Grindle’svibrant, raw and visceral vision of Shakespeare’s thrilling tragedy, ambitious northern warrior Macbeth does whatever it takes to gain power and, ultimately, the throne.  Propelled further into darkness by his wife, whose hands bear witness […]

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CALL-OUT: Professional Musicians for Hedwig and the Angry Inch

What’s the opportunity? Leeds Playhouse and HOME are looking for three musicians – a drummer, lead guitarist and bass guitarist – for the musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch directed by Jamie Fletcher with musical direction by Alex Beetschen. The role of Hedwig will be played by Divina De Campo. Please note this is not […]

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Leeds Playhouse reveals its Spring/Summer 2022 Season – a celebration of shared moments

Leeds Playhouse today announces a dazzling and diverse Spring/Summer 2022 Season celebrating both the intimate and epic shared moments only theatre can produce. From thoughtful small-scale pieces to bold major productions, the season will showcase a combination of classic plays, powerful musicals, bold new voices and reimagined favourites designed to bring a sense of rejuvenation […]

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Say hello to Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan – our new Writer in Residence

Author, poet, playwright, podcaster, essayist, activist-educator and now Writer in Residence at Leeds Playhouse – Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan is a woman who’s never lost for words. After attending Roundhay School in her hometown of Leeds, she got a BA in History from Cambridge and an MA in Postcolonial Studies from SOAS in London. Since then, she […]

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And the winner is … directing a production at Leeds Playhouse

Denzel Westley-Sanderson has won a chance to direct a full-scale production at Leeds Playhouse after scooping the prestigious Sir Peter Hall Director Award 2021. The Royal Theatrical Support Trust (RTST) and English Touring Theatre (ETT) award, which honours the memory of RTST co-founder Sir Peter Hall, is made annually to an up-and-coming director demonstrating exceptional […]

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Joint Chief Executive and Executive Director Robin Hawkes to leave Leeds Playhouse for new leadership opportunity

After six and a half highly successful years at Leeds Playhouse, during which time he has led the theatre through a transformational £16.8m redevelopment, Joint Chief Executive and Executive Director ROBIN HAWKES is taking up an exciting new opportunity as Theatre Director, Manchester Palace & Opera House theatres, ATG. Joint Chief Executive and Artistic Director James […]

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Listen up – how to write a prize-winning audio play

Papatango New Writing Prize 2021 recipients Nkenna Akunna, Tom Powell and Tajinder Singh Hayer give a fascinating insight into their work Congratulations on winning Papatangos’ 13th New Writing Prize. What does it mean to be selected as one of the winning writers? TP: It makes my heart swell, not in a worrying medical way, but with […]

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