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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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Leeds Playhouse search over the rainbow and around Leeds for Dorothy and the Munchkins

Leeds Playhouse has today announced they’ll be hosting open auditions to cast young people to play the roles of Dorothy and the Young Ensemble in their much-loved family musical The Wizard of Oz opening later this year. This is a fantastic opportunity for young actors to perform in the first Christmas production in the Playhouse’s […]

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Last production of the Pop-Up season opens this week at Leeds Playhouse

Leeds Playhouse began its extensive redevelopment over a year ago and when the time came to close its auditoria it took the decision to open a pop-up theatre to maintain production, creativity and audiences. After a successful ten-month season utilising an ensemble company the theatre is now preparing to host its last production; Amanda Whittington’s […]

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Cultural Quarter set for skills boost as college and Playhouse set out plans

Large investments in Leeds Playhouse and Leeds City College signal a key ambition for  Quarry Hill to become a leading cultural and educational destination for Leeds. Leeds Playhouse and Leeds City College make a clear commitment to the education of young people through partnership working. Collaboration between organisations will offer cross-working practices and training opportunities […]

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