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Everyone creates their own coping strategies or rules for living. But what happens when an extended family gathers in the kitchen for a traditional Christmas and they each follow those rules, rigidly?
Explore the tragic, funny and often unbelievable life of fiction’s most famous Jew in this acclaimed theatre production that has toured over 50 countries.
18th February 4pm Stage OneFree entrance (30 minutes performance followed by a Q&A) £FREE Feathers is a project that explores ways of making dance and movement more accessible and inclusive to the Blind and Visually Impaired (B/VI) community. It has been devised by choreographer Sandrine Monin, in collaboration with and performed by a group of…
Why do we lie? To be liked, to be seen as impressive, for the thrill of it all?
‘Everyone lived like we did! Well maybe not everyone, everyone. But… I wasn’t any worse than anyone else.’
by Andie Curno Enter into the dreamscape world of Marlowe as they navigate the riptides of identity, friendship, young love and sexual awakening. In this coming-of-age play, the lives of three young people are intertwined in a powerful LGBTQIA+ story, celebrating their experiences. Yet, Marlowe’s memories resurface like waves, carrying in their depths the swallowed…
In 1965 Marshall McLuhan said ‘There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew’. In this festival of design-led performances, students from the MA Performance Design programme present original performances that explore the interconnections and interdependencies between people and environments in the context of climate crisis. Full Programme TBC Mon 06 – Fri…
It’s May 1997. Tony Blair has won the election and Katrina and the Waves have won Eurovision. Channel 5 is a month old. No one knows who Harry Potter is. Britain is the coolest place in the world. 
Evelyn and Joe were the top spies in the Communist regime, but a betrayal by their lover lands them in the pits of nothing, running pointless surveillance out of a newsagents. But when their ex-lover returns decades later – now, their new boss – they have a chance to return to glory. And they will do anything to make their dreams come true.
In rooms like this room people lie. Not little lies, the kinds of lies that kill people, or worse…

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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)