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Yasmina Reza's play is essentially about the concepts of friendship and value, and the way in which the two can cause conflict. One friend tries to appease a quarrel between two others over the purchase of a work of art, but in doing so only makes things worse, forcing all three of them to re-examine their friendship and the direction in which it is going.1997 - Olivier Award Best Comedy. 1998 - Tony Award Best Play
When Inspector Tanner is called in to investigate a ruthless murder at Mark's Priory, the grand ancestral home of the Lebanon family, he quickly discovers that nothing is quite as it seems. The household is controlled by the family physician, the footmen behave more like guests than servants and the secretary Isla is afraid for her life. As Tanner moves closer to the heart of the mystery he uncovers a shocking and closely guarded secret ... Building on the phenomenal decade long success of The Agatha Christie Company, which sold over two million tickets around the UK, comes a new thrilling chapter. Following this year's acclaimed production of Ruth Rendell's A Judgement in Stone, the Classic Thriller Company returns with a brand new adaption from the legendary "King of the detective thriller", Edgar Wallace - the brains behind one of the most iconic films of all time, King Kong.
Dicken's original story of Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghosts of Christmas past, present and yet to come. This story has been adapted many many ways but the true magic and the great mix of fright and delight comes only from returning to the original.
It's Christmas Eve in Victorian Leeds, but the cold-hearted Ebenezer Scrooge hasn't an ounce of festive cheer. As the cold night draws in, four ghostly spirits take Ebenezer on a magical journey through his past, his present and his future, hoping to show him the error of his ways. With Christmas spirit, fun, music and magic at its heart, this timeless Charles Dickens tale is brought to vivid life in the Playhouse's Pop Up Theatre.
Down the stairs... Along the corridor...Round the corner... Into the dressing room... HIS dressing room. Hateful, hateful place. Spiteful, spiteful place. Dirty, dirty Leeds. 1974. Brian Clough, the enfant terrible of British football, tries to redeem his managerial career and reputation by winning the European Cup with his new team. Leeds United. The team he has openly despised for years, the team he hates and which hates him. Don Revie's Leeds.
Dancing Bear explores personal stories surrounding faith and sexuality, through dance, live music, drag performance and text. Part-theatre, part-gig, with a heart full of furious compassion, candour and humour. Dancing Bear offers an unflinching provocation in addressing the often desperate balancing act many LGBTQ people continue to attempt between personal integrity, social & cultural acceptance and spiritual peace.
Oh look, Sh!t Theatre again, what is it this time? Oh, is it unemployment? Is there a crisis? Is the government doing something wrong again? No it's a show about Dolly Parton. We f*#king love her.
Ken's got love on his mind, but will barmaid, Tanya, ring the landlord's bell? Old Tommy would play Cupid - if only he didn't have IBS (Irritable Bugger's Syndrome). Crime is on the rise but fear not, as local cops Phil and Nige are getting stuck in... to a couple of pints in the back room. After all, "Crime can't crack itself." All of this and much, much more when Early Doors returns.
The Grapes Pub will reopen its doors for the UK tour, in a not-to-be-missed night of fun and laughter.
Perhaps you've seen them floating over a Russian village? Or perhaps you've seen her toppling forward, arms full of wild flowers, as he arches above her head and steals a kiss? Meet Marc and Bella Chagall! The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk! Partners in life and on canvas, Marc and Bella are immortalised as the picture of romance. But whilst on canvas they flew, in life they walked through some of the most devastating times in history. Daniel Jamieson's The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk traces this young couple as they navigate the Pogroms, the Russian Revolution, and each other. Emma Rice's final production as Kneehigh's Artistic Director is drawn in a theatrical language as fluid as Chagall's paintings, and woven throughout with music and dance inspired by the Russian Jewish tradition. Perhaps you've glimpsed her rising like a kite, anchored to the earth only by his triumphant hand? They are holding on to hope, to history and to each other.
Kamala wants her daughter Rani to marry successful but emotionally awkward businessman Raj. Rani bristles at going down the conventional route and arranges a test for Raj. She convinces her cousin Sita to swap places and pretend to be the suitable bride - unaware that Raj has come up with the same scheme with his driver, Nitin!
Actor Nigel Planer (The Young Ones, Filthy Rich and Catflap) brilliantly updates Marivaux's classic French farce to a modern Asian family in England, employing Bollywood song and dance to delicious effect as class and passion clash when Rani meets Raj.
Rachel Watson longs for a different life. Her only escape is the perfect couple she watches through the train window every day, happy and in love. Or so it appears. When Rachel learns that the woman she's been secretly watching has suddenly disappeared, she finds herself as a witness and even a suspect in a thrilling mystery in which she will face bigger revelations than she could ever have anticipated.
Adapted from Paula Hawkins' novel - an international phenomenon selling over twenty million copies worldwide - this gripping new play will keep you guessing until the final moment.
The repressed desire of beautiful Louisa, trapped in a loveless marriage to Bounderby, a powerful mill-owner, is awakened by the handsome seducer James Harthouse. Thomas Gradgrind, her father, is forced to see love and imagination triumph over hid blind faith in "facts, facts, facts!".
Imagine a world where imagination is forbidden. Coketown is such a place. Thomas Gradgrind will not permit fanciful thoughts in his school or his home. But what effect will this policy have on his own children, Tom and Louisa? How can he protect them from corrupting influences - especially when the circus comes to town? Dark satanic mills, interrupted by the colour and vibrancy of Sleary's Circus, set the stage for a sweeping tale of supressed love, seduction and social mores, peopled with the sharply observed exaggerated characters that Dickens is celebrated for. Conrad Nelson directs Deborah McAndrew's witty adaptation of Charles Dickens' great Northern novel to bring you a joyful juggling and tumbling through this touching and often hilarious tale of repression and longing.
Congratulations! You've been specially selected for an all-inclusive stay in a tropical paradise! We don't want you to worry about a thing, everything is already planned. Feel the sand between your toes and the sun on your face. After sunset, we'll see you at The Disco. Last Resort is a multi-sensory performance about psychological torture in Guantanamo Bay - the imagined future of a troubled past in tropical paradise.
Having kids is not an easy decision: Can I afford it? Have I got enough room? Will I screw it up? Now imagine making these decisions if you have a learning disability. Woah - wait a minute... learning-disabled parents? Erm, can they do that? Do they even have sex? Yes, yes 'they' do. Fast moving, raw and eye-opening, Mia explores the truths and myths about learning disability and parenthood in today's society. Think pop culture with popcorn, science with silliness, stories with statistics. Mia challenges the often taken for granted idea of ?being a parent'.
In 1985, a fissure formed at England's centre and split the north from the south. A giant tear through the landscape, a real gap, descending into an abyss of bottomless depth. And in the north, cut off, things began to stir. Beneath the moors and the rivers, in the valleys and by the sea. It begins with a phone call and some shocking news. A young man, seeking vengeance for the wrongs of the past, begins a quest that will lead him on an extraordinary, surreal journey from the lights of the City back to where it all began: the dark and bloody heart of the North. There monsters lurk and a reckoning waits. It's a tale of dancing alone in clubs at 3am, the bad things that happen to us, and the stories we make up in response. A dark contemporary myth about England, featuring highly physical storytelling and animation by the former director of New Diorama Asscoiate Company Rhum & Clay (64 Squares, A Strange Wild Song, Shutterland).
Bringing together an all-female chorus of sung voices and three female actors, this new musical drama, weaves a moving narrative through staged scenes, film projections, music hall songs and forgotten rarities by early 20th century female composers, shining a light on some of the neglected women's voices from the Great War.
Based on a heart-warming true story, the play follows a group of 18th Century convicts and officers as they confront a savage new land. These jailbirds, male and female, have no rights and their treatment is as ferocious as the landscape. But one man defies the rules. Lt Ralph Clark creates the very first piece of theatre ever to be performed in Australia, The Recruiting Officer. The drama mounts as the convicts rehearse, and their hopes for a new life grow stronger. Incredibly the play will go on! Our Country's Good was first presented at the Royal Court Theatre, London on 10 September 1988. Note: The convicts use explicit language and this award-winning play contains scenes which some people might find shocking.
In a collision of music, movement, and the words of over 200 Leeds residents, two lost Loiners search for the one thing that makes Leeds Leeds. The Playhouse's very own Community Company, made up of 60 talented individuals onstage and off, will perform real stories gathered from our brilliant city and share their take on where to find the heart of Leeds.
Searching for the Heart of Leeds is choreographed by the internationally renowned Phoenix Dance Theatre, features a live community band and hosts community groups from across the city. From the award-winning director Alexander Ferris and written by BAFTA-nominated Mark Catley.
Six of Alan Bennett's iconic monologues are presented at the Playhouse in a celebration of one of Leeds' best-loved playwrights. Graham, Peggy & Muriel and Susan, Doris & Irene are standalone events; audiences can enjoy one or both, and in any order. An iconic collection of witty, poignant and insightful reflections, Talking Heads is the uplifting and heart-warming finale to the current season on our Courtyard stage.
Graham enjoys a safe and uncomplicated life with his dear mother, Peggy is rudely displaced by a mysterious illness and Muriel is dealing with her wayward son.
Miss Jessel is dead. A new governess arrives at a remote estate in Bly to care for Miles and Flora. Wild but angelic they charm their guardian with flowers, poetry and song. But as she grows to love her two wards, figures appear in the darkness outside and the corners of the house are haunted by those that have gone before. The Governess must confront her fear and protect the children from the alarming dangers that surround them.