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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Written and directed by MA Writing student Jess Macdonald, But Then There Was Ella is a psychological drama exploring the steps a young woman takes in order to have the ‘perfect family life.’ 7.30pm stage@leeds £8.50 (£6.50)
Edward, a rude aristocrat wakes to discover his home occupied by squatters in the wake of the apocalypse. What follows is a ludicrous farce involving love, political whimsy, thrilling economic reform and conga inspired policy making as the unlikely survivors forge a new nation. Warning: may contain nationalism.’ 7.30pm Alec Clegg Theatre £8.50 (£6.50)
Brian Friel’s adaptation of Ibsen’s masterpiece, ‘Hedda Gabler’, explores a small circle of friends trapped in the midst of the bourgeois in late 19th century Europe. This production synthesises realist drama with minimalist aesthetics to promote a powerful, original and critical response to this iconic text. 7.30pm stage@leeds £8.50 (£6.50)
Americana tells the love story of David, a rebellious stoner punk, and Brody, an all American football player. In an act of protest the pair decides to run for Prom Kings together with the help of their friends. 7.30pm stage@leeds £10.00 (£7.50)
On Oct 7, 1998 a young gay man was discovered bound to a fence in the hills outside Laramie, Wyoming, savagely beaten and left to die in an act of brutality that shocked America. Matthew Shepard’s death became a symbol for intolerance but for the people of Laramie the event was deeply personal and it is their voices we hear in this stunningly effective theatre piece of verbatim theatre. 7.30pm stage@leeds £10.00 (£7.50)
The company that brought you ‘Two Gents’, Canal Mills’ first ever play, are back with a brand new fast-paced, darkly comic, energetic piece of writing exploring the fragility of friendship, process of growing up and the true depth of personality. 7.30pm Alec Clegg Studio £8.50 (£6.50)