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Casting announced for August Wilson’s classic drama JITNEY at Leeds Playhouse in co-production with Headlong Theatre

Leeds Playhouse and Headlong have today announced the company of JITNEY, August Wilson’s poetic American drama playing in Leeds from 16 October to 6 November. JITNEY stands out as one of the great American contemporary classics. Filled with conflict, love, jealousy and deceit, this groundbreaking drama is set in 1970s Pittsburgh and explores the fragile bond […]

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Exciting opportunity for up-and-coming directors

The Royal Theatrical Support Trust’s annual Sir Peter Hall Director Award 2021, in partnership with Leeds Playhouse and English Touring Theatre, is now open for entries. Now in its fifth year, the award – which honours the memory of RTST co-founder Sir Peter Hall – offers the winner the opportunity to direct a full-scale, fully […]

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A gothic horror graphic novel … on stage?

Andrew Quick, Director of  Dracula: The Untold Story gives us the lowdown How – and why – are you staging the show like a graphic novel? Graphic novels have always influenced our work at imitating the dog. I suppose it’s the link between literature, art and cinema that attracts us.  It’s also the kind of story […]

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Students create new show with Leeds Playhouse as part of Burberry Inspire programme

Despite the pandemic, Leeds Playhouse has continued to work with Key Stage 3 students from two Yorkshire schools to create artwork on the theme of Inspired Places as part of the Burberry Inspire programme. This is the third year of Leeds Playhouse’s participation in a four-year programme funded by the Burberry Foundation and managed by […]

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How does your garden grow? A Q&A with Alan Lyddiard

Alan Lyddiard, director of THE PROMISE OF A GARDEN at Leeds Playhouse, discusses ‘growing’ a garden live on stage – and the unique joy of working with older performers Q: The Promise of a Garden is an unusual hybrid production – can you tell us what audiences can expect to see? “When you, as an […]

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Que c’est beau! New production images reveal the beautiful Parisian streets of Piaf

New images reveal the atmospheric nightlife of Edith Piaf’s Paris as West End star Jenna Russell and the rest of the PIAF company prepare for their two-week run at Leeds Playhouse from 27 July to 7 August. Leeds Playhouse and Nottingham Playhouse’s co-production of Pam Gems’ sensational musical play tells the extraordinary life story of […]

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The dynamic dozen – say hello to the new Young Leaders at Leeds Playhouse

If you want to know what the next generation of arts facilitators looks like – here they are. Leeds Playhouse has revealed its 2021 cohort of Young Leaders – 12 young people with a passion for the arts. They are kickstarting their careers on the year-long PLAYHOUSE YOUNG LEADERS course, which offers 18 to 25 […]

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Thrilling, engaging and diverse – Leeds Playhouse reveals its new Autumn-Winter Season

Leeds Playhouse today announces an exciting season of bold and diverse work for Autumn–Winter 2021/22, which celebrates everything theatre offers as a collective live experience – including new productions, compelling dramas, exciting collaborations and a magical adventure to bring the festive spirit to Leeds this Christmas. Highlights include: A stunning new staging of Wendy & […]

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Everything you need to know (and more) about A Little Night Music

What’s the story? A Little Night Music was inspired by the 1955 Ingmar Bergman film Smiles of a Summer Night, and is a bit like a game of romantic musical chairs. Successful middle-aged lawyer Fredrik Egerman has recently married naïve 18-year-old Anne in what turns out to be a terrible match, while his son Henrik, just a little older than his stepmother, has secretly […]

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New images reveal The Glamorous Life of A Little Night Music

New production images of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC – the latest collaboration by Leeds Playhouse and Opera North – reveal the glamorous lives of the hopelessly mismatched lovers in Stephen Sondheim’switty and wonderful classic. A chance meeting sparks a game of romantic musical chairs over a weekend in the country as a colourful menagerie of couples […]

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