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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Torture, murder, madness, revenge and jealousy combine in Webster’s ‘The Duchess of Malfi‘, in a tale that begins as an account of love, but swiftly falls into a tragedy that tears a family apart. 7.30pm Alec Clegg Studio £8.50 (£6.50)
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)