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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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stage@leeds are delighted to welcome back Headingley Dance Centre for their end of year performance.
Naked Flame Theatre presents Inside the Birdcage. Inspired by Charles Bukowski’s Bluebird, Inside the Birdcage explores the oppressive nature of anxiety. Take a journey through the mind, discovering emotional and physical symptoms through memory and multisensory experience.
From the people that brought you ‘Spite’. SenseFit theatre present Jack Harrison’s brand new play ‘Damned’ “I’m never late, I’ve never been late. I’ve never missed a day.” ‘Damned’ is a rousing piece of theatre in which four characters use what little they have in a constant struggle for power. In a world cut off…
What would you do when the clock strikes? The apocalypse is scheduled for 12 o’clock this Tuesday. A fireball is due to engulf and incinerate the entire Earth in barely a moment. All life extinguished instantly.
You don’t think something bad’s happened? You don’t think he’s hurt?
In a run down porn cinema in 1960s Gateshead, two Jewish brothers are at war with each other. Their business is on the verge of bankruptcy and they owe a shedload of money to a local gangster. But all their problems seem to be over when one of them kidnaps Reggie Kray…
A collision of Gertrude Stein’s ‘Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights’ and Fritz Lang’s first talking movie ‘M’, inspired by the Wooster Group’s ‘House/Lights’, this production explores the dark edge of human psychology. Our clash of text, physical performance, sound and film will keep you on the edge of your seats – the knife edge!
Open Theatre present Mike Leigh’s ‘Abigail’s Party’ A hysterical and satirical comedy which is guaranteed to entertain as well as shock. This ‘cocktail party from hell’ mocks the pretensions and pomposity of England’s aspiring suburban classes during the 1970’s.
Donna is fourteen, clumsy and fat. She’s bland, bespectacled and, if she’d ever heard of The Beautiful South, she’d adore them.
Jonathan Larson’s powerful and inspiring Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning rock musical tells the story of a group of young artists living in New York City’s East Village caught up in the struggles of AIDS, drug addiction and simply making a living whilst trying to stay true to their ideals and their hearts.