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Join cult absurdist double act The Lovely Boys along with Chortle Student Comedy Award Winner Joe Kent-Walters and Leicester Mercury Award Nominee Sam Williams for an evening of work-in-progress fringe comedy shows.
This doctoral project researches the intercultural issues raised for a Chinese artist when composing a feminist adaptation of an episode from a Qing dynasty classic (also known as one of the Four Chinese Great Classical Novels) A Dream of Red Mansions for contemporary UK audiences. 
‘Nothing is much more than a series of monologues. It is about – among other things – customer service, crap television, cupcakes, shitting, sex, buses and stalking’. 8 monologues – 9 characters. Tell your story – it’s your duty to make sure it’s heard. The show is never fully finished. Tue 15 – Thur 17th…
”My friend Serge has bought a painting. It’s a canvas about five foot by four: white. The background is white and, if you screw up your eyes, you can make out some fine white diagonal lines.”
God of Carnage is a comedy about two sets of parents who come together one afternoon because the child of one couple has hit the other.
When their wealthy father passes away, two siblings battle it out for his inheritance, whilst dangerously falling into the world of crime, assassins and the law.
A Road, a wild night, a drunken tour guide, a journey to the gutter and the stars and back. Jim Cartwright’s first play gives expression to the inhabitants of an unnamed Northern road in Eighties Britain.
Modern fairy-tale, warped romanticised stories told for generations, culminating in a future world that we created ourselves …
Bob and Fran Price have four adult children: Pip, Mark, Ben, and Rosie. Each child has their own unique struggles and secrets that they try to keep hidden from their parents, but Mother Fran has a knack for knowing what is true in each of their lives.
They have an affinity with the violence, the balance, the ritual, the grace and the power. They are indestructible. Beautiful Burnout is about the soul-sapping three-minutes when boxers become gods and gods, mere boxers. It’s about the second when the guard drops, that moment when the eyes blink and miss the incoming hammer blow. We…
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…
Five friends take a trip to the Lake District to relive their booze and drug-fuelled university days and to escape from their banal and disappointing lives.

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Is it really bad luck for the groom to see the bride before their big day?
Everyone deserves to be loved, and even the most notorious outlaws could have the most fragile hearts…
Open Theatre and Theatre Group are excited to present a showcase to celebrate all that is theatre.
“Welcome to the Happy Holiday’s office.”
‘Happiness, heroics and hydras.’
  An opportunity to see a filmed rehearsal of the international research project ‘Song of The Female Textile Worker’. The film which will be shown after an introduction to the project by stage@leeds Artistic Director Steve Ansell and project Lead Dr Haili Ma. There will be a question and answer session after the event. NOTE:…
Join members of the ‘Song of the Female Textile Worker’ creative team for a live discussion about the progress of the project so far. The post-show discussion consists of a panel of the UK-China creative team and is chaired by Dr. Joslin McKinney, Associate Professor in Scenography at School of Performance and Cultural Industries, University of Leeds. We are…
Streaming from: Thursday 27th May 11.00am Live Online Discussion with the Creative team Friday 04th June 11.00am     Starring: Rousang Wang Produced by Haili Ma Script by Haili Ma Script consultant: Mary Cooper Directed by Steve Ansell & Haili Ma Music: Jianyao Ye Lyrics: Shu An Digital creators: Nick Bax and Abby Hambleton   Created…
In recent years, research in various disciplines has demonstrated the importance of inclusive and transdisciplinary modes of water governance (if this is even the right word) for both human and non-human health and wellbeing.  Bringing this about in real world contexts of inequalities and competing interests can, however, be something else entirely! This challenge has encouraged scholars to experiment, to push their usual modes of engagement and thinking across disciplines and publics.
Webinar: CLIMATE LENS: The Human Story in a More-Than-Human Frame Una Chaudhuri Una Chaudhuri will present the work of “CLIMATE LENS,” a collective of theatre makers and educators who seek ways to expand the artistic conversation on climate. In particular, CLIMATE LENS strives to avoid approaching the climate primarily as a problem to be solved,…