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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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Like Pokemon and popular xenophobia, 314 BC’s second biggest satire is back. Adapted from Aristophanes’ “The Birds” Cloud Cuckoo Land is coming.
Two brand new musicals. One night. LUU Music Theatre Society brings you “Confessions” and “Turning Thirty”, two farcical comedy musicals from students of Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.
Update your status. Tweet your thoughts. Instagram that selfie. Subscribe to that channel. Swipe right. Add to your Story. Sleep. Repeat. Join Open Theatre as they explore the morality and ethics of fame and fortune in the modern world
‘I believe that I am first and foremost a human being.’ Nora Helmer has been gifted the best present imaginable this Christmas: Money.
An irreverent solo show exploring what it means to be a man in contemporary western society.
One of the funniest shows running at the Fringe! ★★★★★ ThreeWeeks Armed with a cast that despise him and a slim budget; actor, writer and director George Vere endeavours to bring you his debut “sci-fi masterpiece”
Join Devika Dance Theatre for an interactive performance workshop.
Internationally renowned performer and stage@leeds associate artist Devika Rao returns to Stage One with YAA DEVI NIRAMAYA.
Her biggest disability is her family. Rebecca Walker is a 19 year old who wants to be outspoken and fiercely independent but for this she needs a voice. Speechless is a coming of age tale about someone with Cerebral Palsy and without speech, and the world they encounter along the way.
In February, two artists got on a cargo ship, and retraced one of the tours of the Transatlantic Slave Triangle – from the UK to Ghana to Jamaica, and back. It was a long journey backwards, in order to go forwards. This show is what they brought back.