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Two young actors in the A Little Night Music rehearsal room. They are both wearing casual clothes. One looks like she's singing.

Q&A with A Little Night Music’s youngest stars

Young Yorkshire actors Lucy Sherman and Agatha Meehan, who wowed audiences in their shared role as Dorothy in our festive smash The Wizard of Oz, are back in A Little Night Music. Here, they talk about the fun and friendship they’re enjoying as Fredrika Armfeldt in Stephen Sondheim’s witty romance. Tell us a bit about […]

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The artwork for Open Season featuring the words picked out in pink against a white background. Each letter is a composite of photographs of people performing and rehearsing.

Leeds Playhouse celebrates Open Season – a month-long festival of community theatre, dance, music and exhibitions

Leeds Playhouse is handing over its stages, rehearsal rooms, front of house spaces and meeting rooms to hundreds of local community performers so they can showcase and share their creativity. Open Season, which runs from 20 June to 23 July, is an opportunity for individuals, clubs, choirs, dance companies, schools and theatre groups to perform […]

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Artwork for The Importance of Being Ernest. On a blue background, a silhouette of man's head with afro hair is at the left. At the right is the show title.

Leeds Playhouse Autumn/Winter 2022 Season – an eclectic mix of captivating entertainment and creative opportunities

Leeds Playhouse has revealed today the full range of ambitious productions that make up its exciting Autumn/Winter 2022 Season, showcasing creative collaboration, deep-rooted partnerships, and exciting and diverse voices from across the UK. The Playhouse continues to create world-class theatre, sharing stories from the heart of the community, staging fresh and invigorated revivals and premiering […]

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The text 'Nine Night by Natasha Gordon' and a person’s hands hold a hibiscus plant, candle, bottle of rum and a pair of dominos. These sit in front of a yellow/golden circle with three red hummingbirds flying above them.

Natasha Gordon’s NINE NIGHT to open at Leeds Playhouse as part of the as part of Jamaica Society Leeds OUT OF MANY FESTIVAL.

This autumn, Leeds Playhouse is proud to present Natasha Gordon’s critically acclaimed debut play NINE NIGHT in co-production with Nottingham Playhouse. Its three-week run on the Courtyard stage is in partnership with the OUT OF MANY FESTIVAL, which takes its name from the Jamaican national motto Out of Many, One People. The nine-month Jamaica Society Leeds […]

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Leeds Playhouse appoints Shawab Iqbal from Gate Theatre as Executive Director

Leeds Playhouse is pleased to announce that Shawab Iqbal is joining the Playhouse as its new Executive Director working closely with Chief Executive and Artistic Director James Brining. Shawab, who is currently Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer at Gate Theatre London, will begin his new role in October.     The Playhouse is one of […]

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‘Dementia isn’t what we talk about – we’re too busy enjoying ourselves’

Q&A with Lyn and Mick from Leeds, who helped playwright Frances Poet to develop Maggie May, a new play about a Leeds family dealing with a life-changing diagnosis  You are members of Leeds Playhouse’s Peer Support Group for people living with dementia – how did you first find out about it?  L: Mick was diagnosed […]

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3 reasons why Shakespeare should be performed in regional accents 

Northern Broadsides, whose successful co-production with the New Vic Theatre of As You Like It runs in our Quarry theatre from 18-21 May, has been performing Shakespeare in a wonderful array of northern accents for 30 years.   So, what do regional accents bring to the text?   1: Some of the Bard’s puns just don’t make […]

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From November 2021, Leeds Playhouse began employing individuals as part of the Kickstart Scheme ran by the Department of Work and Pensions, aiming to give young people between the age of 16 and 24 the opportunity to gain access into a variety of industries.   Leeds City Council were the Gateway organisation, bridging the gap […]

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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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Artwork for I Wanna Be Yours Community Tour. A graded blue image shows an underground train with a woman and a man at the left and right. At the centre is the title of the production.

A journey of love – Leeds Playhouse to tour Zia Ahmed’s I WANNA BE YOURS to venues across the city

Leeds Playhouse is touring award-winning slam poet Zia Ahmed’s play I WANNA BE YOURS to a host of community settings across the Leeds City Region heartland in May following its run at the Playhouse. Over the past 9 years, the Playhouse has shared productions such as Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads, David Peace’s The Damned United and a new commission for families by Robert […]

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Arts Council England Leeds City Council The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation
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Caddick Developments
Principal Capital and Access Partner
Irwin Mitchell Solicitors