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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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As people begin to leave her behind and her naivety starts to dwindle, will Racheal find her own way in the world? ‘Port’ is about leaving from the perspective of someone who stays.
“Embrace beautiful lies- the chronic insanity of the sane.” 4.48 is a painfully honest yet poetic view of clinical depression, and the notion of dependency and loneliness.
Sliding Doors Theatre’s first production is a theatrical spectacle, that takes the audience into the internal conflicts and psychological struggles of a person unable to move on with her life.
‘I’m a perfect duplicate of myself. Everything about my new body is identical to my original body. It just so happens that I was built from scratch this afternoon.’
Mike Leigh’s hilarious representation of the new 70’s middle class reveals the fears, obsessions, preconceptions and pure outrageousness of its seemingly superficial characters.
A visual treat of Bharatanatyam and vibrant classical Indian dance performed by students of the Devika Dance Theatre academy.
I know what you must think. But you know, there’s nothing like someone cutting your dad in two for clearing the mind.
This new play takes its inspiration from classic comedies from writers such as Noel Coward and adapts them for a contemporary audience. Expect multiple intertwining plots, overlapping narratives and sharp dialogue in this tribute to style, wit and impeccable manners.
Ot[her] is a one-to-one immersive piece of theatre, exploring what lies beneath the surface of us all…
You see we all die, just some people die sooner than others. That’s nature This original theatre piece combines physical theatre, choreography, music and text in a multi-layered exploration of the events surrounding the Moors Murders.