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Joe has always been a nerd. In his teens, he hid it. In his 20s, he owned it. Now, in his 30s, he’s started to sense something: a great disturbance in the fandom… And when Joe finds himself alone, sorting through his old things, he finds an old video tape… and something incredible starts to…
When Reece is roughly accosted by the police, his teacher, Gillian, doesn’t intervene. Now he wants her to understand his pain. My Voice Was Heard But It Was Ignored is an urgent interrogation of racial identity, written by Nana-Kofi Kufuor.
Wed 05 Oct1.00 – 4.30pm stage@leeds University of Leeds £FREE The planet is in crisis, we live in volatile times and change is inevitable. Artists and creatives have always reflected, reported, responded and tried to make sense of the world around them. As we face unprecedented global challenges stage@leeds, The School of Performance and Cultural…
We invite researchers and practitioners to ‘More than a Launch’ of the recently published Routledge Companion to Audiences and the Performing Arts. Published in 2022, the Companion brings together 60 authors across 46 chapters to create a truly multi-dimensional exploration of the inter-relationships between audiences and the performing arts. ‘More than a Launch’ will bring…
How do we recognise “great” acting – how do we record that experience? How do we evaluate the legendary actors on the 19th and early 20th centuries – and does it matter to us today?
The paths of two strangers collide and explode into a forbidden romance that lasts all summer long. But when Autumn arrives, their paths divulge.
Does contemporary cultural policy have an obligation to people not yet born? The interests of future generations are accepted as a given in environmental policy, though there are divisions as to what weight should be given to their well-being relative to those currently living. Cultural policy also faces that question, but with added complications: which arts genres and practices warrant deliberate policies of preservation, and which are best left to whichever path arises from the private sector?
A turbulent night of theatre and cabaret, in search of identity. Drawing on songs and texts from German and English authors, Wiebke speaks about being pulled between two cultures, curious encounters with alien traditions, and the deep longing for her childhood paradise

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Now in its Eighteenth international year the world’s best loved One Minute play festival returns for another night of tiny theatre.
23rd June 2022 – 7pm (Doors 6:45pm) £25.00 Full (£20.00 concession) Ángeles Toledano has become one of the most promising emerging singers on the scene. She possesses a unique sensitivity and style, capable of fusing genres without losing any of their soul. Moreover, she inspires us with a rich, poetic and radical message. María de…
stage@leeds young company presents a modern fairy tale that asks the questions ‘Are Dragons all bad’ and ‘How hard can it be to purchase a reasonable property in a rural enchanted forest location’? Join  us in the forest for a fresh look at our most cherished bedtime story characters. This production was created by stage@leeds…
  Double Bill Discount offer Book your ticket(s) and get an exclusive 33% discount code for Introduction to Carnatic Music In partnership with Stage@leeds, Devika Dance Theatre presents ‘Dances of India 2022’ stage@leeds associate artist Devika Rao reflects on the diverse cultural traditions of India and Indian Dance with performances and films by academy students…
£12 (full price) & £9 (student concession) Introduction to Karnataka Music is a pilot project by stage@leeds Associate Artists Devika Dance Theatre and musician and actor Shree Harsha. This lecture demonstration, which is aimed at musicians, theatre practitioners and dance students is open to all and will introduce participants to the basic concepts of Raga…
If you are curious about the ratio 80:20… come along and see what we can do with the technologies of projection, microphones, and live feed cameras.
This musical celebration of female pioneers in aviation is brought to you by first year Theatre & Performance students.
Can anyone Write a play? Can you really write a play that lasts only a minute? Join Steve Ansell, Artistic Director of stage@leeds and founder of ‘Gi60’: The world’s only International One Minute theatre festival, for an interactive playwriting workshop that encourages you to generate and collaborate, to dare and to discard and all through…
‘A fascinating new partnership project between Leeds and Shanghai is weaving together the histories of female textile workers through the power of Chinese opera!’ (Leeds Council News)
Zip It is an immersive play through which the audience follows the lives of two young women and their experience of gender identity, sexual harassment and domestic violence. The narrative is framed within the setting of a reality dating gameshow and despite the dark themes, is also layered with comedic elements. 25th and 26th April…