• LUU Open Theatre



    It’s been over fifty years since That Which Came Before, and those that remain are struggling. In an attempt to survive, General Toots and his cohort have captured and imprisoned Frederick, a notorious oracle, who seems to have the answer to everything. But with trouble looming over the survivors and resources dwindling, their fragile bonds begin to unravel as true natures emerge.

    30 Oct – 01 Nov

    Jellyfish (LUU OT)                         


    £9.00 (£7.00)

  • stage@leeds

    stage@leeds Young Company Autumn 2018 Term


    stage@leeds young company is the brand NEW YOUTH THEATRE situated in the stage@leeds theatre complex at the University of Leeds. We are now recruiting for our first 6 sessions running weekly from Saturday 10 November to Saturday 15 December.

    Book your place now at: https://store.leeds.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/faculty-of-arts/stageleeds/stageleedsyoungcompany-payments-autumn-2018-term


    Full price: £42.00 per person
    Concession: £24.00 per person

    Scholarships available
    (scholarship applications will be sent as part of your application pack)

    • Open to all, no experience required and no auditions.
    • Two groups. Ages 8-12yrs and 12-16yrs.
    • Affordable.
    • Professional tuition in a state of the art modern theatre.
    • DBS checked professional staff

    The foundation of stage@leeds young company is the belief that participation in Theatre and Performance provides key skills for life and should therefore be available to all. stage@leedsyoungcompany is a creative space where commitment, support and a collaborative spirit allow participants to explore their own creativity without fear or prejudice.

    Our two groups will meet at the following times:

    9.45am – 10.45am 08 – 12yrs
    11.00am – 12.30pm 12 – 16yrs

    Numbers are limited so please contact us as soon as possible for your application form.

    We look forward to hearing from you.

    Steve Ansell,
    Artistic Director,



  • LUU Open Theatre

    Shut Up Helen


    Valerie has spent most of her life being belittled by the voice in her head – so when that voice somehow ends up standing in front of her, holding a ukulele, naturally things get a bit weird.

    In this new musical comedy about living with mental health issues, watch as Valerie and her unwanted companion Helen attempt to navigate dates, love and heartbreak, all through delightfully whimsical musical numbers and terribly inappropriate duets.

    15 – 17 Nov

    Shut up Helen (LUU OT)                         


    £9.00 (£7.00) 

  • University of Leeds in collaboration with Blah Blah Blah

    [In] Visible Identities: The Readman Lecture

    19/11/2018 | 4.00pm6.00pm

    [In] Visible Identities: The Readman Lecture

    Monday 19 November,

    Alec Clegg Studio,


    £Free entry

    0113 343 8730 to reserve tickets

    the role(s) of the artistic director in applied theatre-making

    The lecture is offered in partnership with Theatre Company Blah Blah Blah. It will focus on the practice of artistic directors within UK applied theatre companies. ‘Applied theatre’ is defined as a process of devised theatre-making for specified participants, communities and locations.

    The lecture will explore the following questions:

    • Is there a distinctive body of expertise required for applied theatre directing?
    • Are there significant influences on applied directorial identities?
    • What is the nature of directorial intervention in applied theatre-making?

    The lecture will be supported with practical workshop techniques and strategies from rehearsal processes of five directors.  It will explore the extent to which Applied theatre directing is a process that retains discrete alternative practices and philosophies that define an alternative directorial model.

    Geoff Readman

    Dr Geoff Readman Cert.Ed., Adv. Diploma in Drama, M.A., PhD

    Geoff Readman has worked extensively in drama and theatre as an actor-teacher, primary and secondary drama specialist, drama inspector and university lecturer. He is currently a freelance Consultant in Theatre and Drama Education. He has recently directed TiE programmes for Theatre Company Blah Blah Blah, Chengdu Playhouse  and for Language Alive at Birmingham Rep. In 1976, he founded the Wakefield Drama-in-Education Team. He then became county adviser for drama in Nottinghamshire before developing a Community Theatre Degree at Bishop Grosseteste University. From 1998, his work involved teacher training at Hong Kong University, where he became Visiting Professor of Drama. His international experiences have recently included various teacher training and TiE projects in India, Hong Kong, China and South Korea. He is currently a freelance Consultant in Theatre and Drama Education.

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[In] Visible Identities: The Readman Lecture
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