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imitating the dog and Leeds Playhouse premiere Night of The Living Dead™ – Remix for Spring 2020

For Spring 2020, imitating the dog, one of the UK’s most original and innovative theatre companies will join forces with Leeds Playhouse to recreate a unique shot-for-shot stage recreation of George A. Romero’s classic 1968 zombie movie – Night of The Living Dead™ – for today’s theatre audiences. Directed by imitating the dog’s co-artistic directors Andrew Quick and Pete Brooks,  Night […]

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Leeds Playhouse will be the first stop on Her Royal Highness, the Princess Royal’s official visit to Yorkshire

It was announced today that Her Royal Highness, the Princess Royal is spending the morning at Leeds Playhouse on Tuesday 24 September for a preview of the landmark building following a £15.8m redevelopment and meeting some of the people who take part in its award-winning Creative Engagement programme. Before moving on to visit other organisations […]

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Leeds Playhouse joins forces with Kay Mellor to launch a new £10,000 fellowship

Playwrights based in the north are being offered a unique opportunity to work with two of Yorkshire’s key cultural players – Leeds Playhouse and award-winning writer/director Kay Mellor – as part of a ground-breaking year-long fellowship. As well as receiving £10,000, the inaugural Kay Mellor Fellow will spend 12 months on attachment with Leeds Playhouse, […]

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Leeds Playhouse tackles isolation of older people with Comic Relief

Leeds Playhouse has created a travelling installation working to reduce social isolation amongst older people in the Leeds City Region, with support from Comic Relief. Built as part of a three year project with Comic Relief, the fairground inspired pop-up resource was created by designer Emma Williams in collaboration with members of the community aged […]

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New Views Playwriting

New Views is back! Be part of the country’s largest playwriting programme for 14-19 year olds at Leeds Playhouse in partnership with the National Theatre. New Views is a group that meets regularly to learn about writing scripts for live performance. Everyone will be supported to write their own 30 minute play that could be […]

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We’re searching for the perfect canine companion!

Leeds Playhouse is on the look-out for the perfect pooch for the role of Toto, Dorothy’s ultimate loyal canine companion, in their Christmas family musical The Wizard of Oz opening November this year. The theatre is looking for up to four dogs to star as Toto: a small and cheeky four-legged friend who follows Dorothy on her […]

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Jane Austen reimagining: all-female rip-roaring Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) to play at Leeds Playhouse for Spring 2020

Leeds Playhouse has today announced that a new adaptation of Jane Austen’s literary classic will tour to Leeds in Spring 2020. Pride and Prejudice* (*Sort of) is being remounted following its critically acclaimed run which first opened at Tron Theatre to an overwhelming audience response in Summer 2018. Written by Isobel McArthur after Jane Austen and directed by Paul Brotherston, the Playhouse […]

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The beauty of this residency is that it gives us a home to play for the month

Speak Volumes is a new creative residency programme for theatre artists, delivered in partnership between Leeds Libraries and Leeds Playhouse. The programme has given two theatre artists who love libraries the opportunity to spend four weeks in situ at Leeds Central Library and branch libraries around Leeds, to gain inspiration and develop new work. Meet […]

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