Forget the malevolent ambition to seize the throne of Scotland. Think smaller, much smaller… This is the darkly comic story of one man’s ruthless ambition to usurp his unappreciative boss and take over the business but does he have the ingenuity to succeed?
stage@leedsYoungCompany: National Theatre Connections 2023 Audition Date: Sat 03 December 2.00pm stage@leedsyoungcompany are looking for members to be part of the 2023 National Theatre Connections festival. We are looking for enthusiastic, collaborative individuals to join us. We will be rehearsing and performing the brilliant, funny and moving ‘Strangers Like Me’ a new play by multi…
It’s the early hours of the morning and Danny’s the last straggler at Laura’s party. The flat’s in a mess. And so are they. One more drink?
Step into a forest full of wonder and watch the magic unfold in a ‘genie’-us re-imagining of 1001 Arabian Nights. Immerse yourself in stories of sellers, tales of traders and mysteries of merchants. With princes, paupers and puppets, and terrifyingly low prices.
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This new work by Oliver Bray is inspired by the literary constraints of the French writing group OuLiPo (Ouvroir de Littérature Potentielle, or Workshop of Potential Literature). 7.30pm stage@leeds £10.00 (£7.50)
A twist on the classic Greek tale of the Odyssey, Margaret Atwood’s ‘The Penelopiad’ recounts the story of Penelope, wife of Odysseus, as she awaits his return from the Trojan War. 7.30pm stage@leeds £8.50 (£6.50)
LITTLE LEEDS FRINGE RETURNS! This exciting event is designed to be a platform for any member of the University of Leeds to perform or exhibit their creative work. In the true nature of a Fringe Festival, anything goes! Join us in the stage@leeds building and Leeds University Union for a week of original performances.
The critically-acclaimed musical Fame is brought to you by the newly-formed LAMMPS theatre group. Based on the 1980 film of the same name, the musical follows the lives of a group of students through their years at Performing Arts School. 7:30pm + 2.30 Matinee (15th only) £8.50 (£6.50 Concessions)
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)