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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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Gregor Samsa wakes up one morning only to find he has been transformed into a giant grotesque beetle.
Dennis Potter’s powerful play follows the action of seven children in the countryside on a long summer’s afternoon in 1943. Escaping the domestic struggles of wartime Britain they spend their time playing and fantasising about their fathers far away in the war.
Set in a small isolated community in the Smoky Mountains where religion and superstition intertwine, folk music, dance and dark humour are combined to tell the tale of witch boy John and his love for the beautiful Barbara Allen.
THE WEATHER MACHINE is an immersive, multimedia performance installation. The piece places the audience at the heart of a grassy landscape, where sound, image and text converge. Inspired by the day’s weather conditions, the installation explores how the rain, the clouds and the heat of the sun work to connect us to each other and ultimately shape our lives.
A solitary hotel, surrounded by chaos, welcomes its first guests in a very, very long time. As the long-serving staff shake off the rust and jump into action, it soon becomes apparent that they have forgotten how to do their jobs. With their attentions diverted, it doesn’t take long for chaos to creep in through the cracks.
We invite you to ‘FEAST’, an immersive, contemporary performance exploring food and the notions of consumption, feasting and festivity. 7.30pm Stage One £9.00 (£7.00)

by Joshua Ling and Robin Leich

The play combines existentialism, philosophy and gritty northern humour as the growing number of characters discuss the complexities of astrophysics, existence and domestic drainage. 7.30pm Alec Clegg Studio £8.50 (£6.50)
Don’t miss a refreshing mix of stand up, spoken word, song and story. Compered by former Glastonbury Festival and Radio 4 Poet in Residence Kate Fox www.katefox.co.uk Doors 7.00pm Show 7.30pm stage@leeds Foyer £5.00 (£4.00)
This new work marks the centenary of the start of the First World War by exploring this whole century of conflict through music, song and first-hand accounts. 7.30pm Stage One £9.00 (£7.00)