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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.
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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Ruby’s Voyage brings us a tale of love and loss, combining music, laughter and drama to explore how one person’s final voyage, can be the catalyst in a new adventure.
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.