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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‘When I was five years old, my Dad was told our surname might be stopping him from getting a job. So we changed it. It worked.’ ‘Powerful, important and funny’ (Emma Thompson).
“War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength”
They were all in the pub when the explosion happened… Louise wakes up to find herself trapped with Mark, who has saved her life. Mark is always prepared and has everything he thinks they will need to survive; tinned chilli, Dungeons and Dragons and a knife – now all they need to do is to wait until it’s safe to go outside. Can they survive the attack? Can they survive each other?
Love to shout random things at performers while they desperately try to incorporate them into the scenes that they’re making up on the spot? Then this is the show for you. Come on down for an evening of delights that I guarantee you’ve never seen before. Because it’s Improv.
A playwright is losing his mind. Still reeling from a recent personal tragedy, the writer distracts himself by composing a new play. But he isn’t alone. An ominous figure looms over the writer, always with him: taunting him, mocking him, controlling him.
What do we know about the ground under our feet? BARBARIC AND WILD gives this gritty darkness a voice. You will be immersed in the dust of a devastated landscape. Meet Buddhist madmen and subterranean poets who’ll take you on a visionary journey.
Memories are what make a person. If no-one can remember my life, what was the point of me living it? A surreal comedy which discusses loss of identity, the concept of redemption and the danger of eating too many crepes. In the dark depths of the Devil’s administration office, our heroes work their 9 to forever jobs assigning punishments and generally keeping things in order. That is, until they receive the blank form…
Charley Brooks, Assistant Deputy Minister of Finance, is celebrating his tenth wedding anniversary. However, there’s no food, no hostess and Charley has accidentally shot himself through the ear!
“And was Jerusalem builded here, among those dark satanic mills?” In the whimsical and robust landscape of rural Wiltshire, the reckless locals gather together for an unmissable night full of whizz, wangers, sick beats, tasty birds and rum’n’ribena…..
An exploration of the theatrical potential for horror and monstrosity, and the relationship of these to gender and femininity.