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Julie Hesmondhalgh announced for world premiere of There Are No Beginnings at Leeds Playhouse

Julie Hesmondhalgh, Natalie Gavin, Jesse Jones and Tessa Parr are to perform in the world premiere of There Are No Beginnings, a Leeds Playhouse production by Yorkshire writer Charley Miles. Directed by Amy Leach (Hamlet, Road, Romeo & Juliet, Leeds Playhouse), There Are No Beginnings will be the first production in the Bramall Rock Void, an intimate new theatre space created as part of the Playhouse’s capital […]

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Vibrant new entrance to Leeds Playhouse honours Yorkshire ceramic tradition

An eye-catching tribute to the city’s ceramic heritage has begun to take shape as part of the ambitious project to transform the Leeds Playhouse. The latest phase in the much-loved theatre’s redevelopment has seen the installation of the first in a series of four striking ceramic panels, forming a vibrant façade above what will be […]

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Celebrating the impact of arts and culture education on young people’s lives in Yorkshire

“It now makes me really happy at the end of Friday, because I can come to the drama club and do what I love and what I’m really passionate about” To mark the first year of Burberry Inspire, the first in-school arts and culture programme of its scope and scale, students perform at Leeds City […]

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Leeds Playhouse to collaborate with Japanese arts centre as an official event of the Japan Season of Culture

Leeds Playhouse today announced the co-commission of a new play with ala, Kani Public Arts Center, for Spring 2020 as an official event of the Japan Season of Culture. The play, titled Missing People by Pinter Prize-winning playwright Brad Birch, explores the similarities and mistranslations of a Japanese and British family thrown together through a cross-cultural marriage. Everything is not […]

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Leeds Playhouse and Ramps on the Moon to stage new adaptation of Oliver Twist by Bryony Lavery

In Spring 2020 Leeds Playhouse will present a new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic novel Oliver Twist. Bold, brutal and beautiful, this brand new version of Dickens’ novel is adapted by award-winning playwright Bryony Lavery with dramaturgical support from Graeae’s Artistic Director Jenny Sealey. The play will be directed by Leeds Playhouse’s Associate Director Amy […]

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Refugee Week: In conversation with Ruth Hannant and Rose McCarthy

Leeds Playhouse became the country’s first Theatre of Sanctuary in 2014, offering support and a welcoming environment to refugees and asylum seekers through a range of creative and practical projects. Ruth Hannant, Head of Creative Engagement at the Playhouse, and Rose McCarthy of the Refugee Council, talked to Stuart Leeks about some of the Playhouse’s […]

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Airplays nominated for an O2 Media Award

Airplays, a collaborative project by BBC Radio Leeds, Leeds Playhouse and Leeds College of Music, has been nominated for an O2 Media Award for Yorkshire and the Humber. The awards acknowledge the wealth of creative talent within the region and highlight exceptional individuals and groups for their distinguished media contributions. Created in October 2018, Airplays […]

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The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe to play at Bridge Theatre, London

The London Theatre Company by special arrangement with Elliott & Harper Productions and Catherine Schreiber, presents the much-celebrated Leeds Playhouse production of The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe for 12 weeks over the 2019/20 festive season in London. Based on the novel by C. S. Lewis and directed by Sally Cookson, The Lion, the […]

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Last chance to visit Leeds Playhouse’s Pop-Up theatre

After a successful ten-month season utilising an ensemble company and a temporary space that had once been its workshops, Leeds Playhouse is approaching the final week of its Pop-Up season. The all-female production of Amanda Whittington’s Be My Baby has met with great acclaim since opening on May 11 moving audiences and critics alike, with […]

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Leeds Playhouse announces re-opening season and everyone is invited

Leeds Playhouse will re-open its doors this October following a £15.8million capital redevelopment that will enable the city’s pioneering theatre to be fully accessible to everyone for the first time. A full season of productions will take place across two rejuvenated and one new performance space, just 15 months since redevelopment work started. Entirely transformed, […]

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Arts Council England Leeds City Council The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation
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