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WELCOME Welcome to our new season, we constantly strive to bring you the finest and most varied programme here at Leicester’s oldest theatre and this season we have done you proud, from the best in Comedy to mesmerising Ballet and music of all genres. We are kicking off our Spring/Summer Season with the Leicester Comedy Festival and this year we have shows for everybody! From Aaaaaaagh! Dinosurs to The Elvis Dead and we are proud to have the Legend of Comedy Mr Barry Crier. After their recent sold out show, the wonderful Ballet Theatre UK are with us both March and June with two more beautiful productions. We have the outstanding Oddsocks, one of the UKs bestloved touring theatre touring companies performing their own take on the Wizard of Oz in February and The Tempest in June. As ever we can only keep this beautiful theatre open by the kind support of you our wonderful audience and therefore we encourage you to find something that tickles your fancy and then bring a friend…or 10!

Comedy Music Children & families


Performance New Work

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Asian Persuasion The Elvis Dead Gay Comedy Night Simon Evans Oddsocks Wizard of Oz Dogs don’t do ballet Aaaaargh Dinosaurs! John Robins – Darkness of Robins Bottle Rocket Comedy Club Strictly Come Joking – Barry Cryer and Colin Sell Shunted Again – Steve Gribbin Comic Relief Live Emergency! Comedy Night The Darius Brubeck Quartet

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Adam Durnin - Theatre & Events Manager

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LOL (Ladies of Laughter) with Noreen Khan Shazia Mirza Wahala Comedy Clash A Midsummer Night’s Dream Homage a Trois – Rumours The nose that nobody picked

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SIMON EVANS Sat 10 Feb, 8pm Like us on Facebook ‘The Y’


Tweet us @TheYLeicester

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APRIL 7 10 13 14 21 27

Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer Chip Shop Chips This is going to hurt Kermes Album Launch party Show of Hands: Duo Tour Club Cairo

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This year Leicester Comedy Festival celebrates its 25th Year and we are proud to once again be a participating venue within the festival. With a large array of acts we are sure to have something for everyone.

14/48 Leicester Cinderella Bedtime Stories 14/48 Takeover Captain Cauliflower and Marvin the Mischievous Moose

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We are especially excited to be hosting Fringe favourite The Elvis Dead and welcoming the notorious recipient of the Legend of Comedy award Barry Cryer with Colin Sell for their show Strictly come Joking.

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JUNE 6-8 8 16

LU Theatre Oddsocks – The Tempest The Little Mermaid

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Asian Persuasion Wed 7 Feb, 8pm, £12

JULY 12-14 Teechers


All information is correct at the time of going to press but The Y reserves the right to make such changes, as may become necessary, without prior notice.

Asian Persuasion returns to present another tip top line up of the very best in comedy talent in a Leicester Comedy Festival Special. Headlining is Tez Ilyas - sharp and astute crowdpleasing stand up from this TV and radio regular. Star of BBC Radio 4 and as seen on BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three, ITV2, Channel 4, E4, Comedy Central and Sky Arts.


“Ilyas has a slickness more reminiscent of US comics, and the gags to back it up, though his most prized asset could yet be his bold, subversive streak” Guardian


“Radiantly entertaining.” Times ★★★★

AND colin sell

Support from Bilal Zafar (Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee), Rahul Kohli and Sunil Patel.

Sat 17 Feb, 7.30pm See page 10 for details.


Bottle Rocket presents

Previous acts to appear at Asian Persuasion include Romesh Ranganathan, Nish Kumar and Paul Sinha.


The Elvis Dead

Gay Comedy Night

Thurs 8 Feb, 8pm, £9.50

Fri 9 Feb, 8pm, £14 / £12 conc

This hit show returns to where it all started, Leicester Comedy Festival. Cult classic horror movie Evil Dead 2 reinterpreted through the songs of Elvis Presley. A tribute concert to the sequel to the ultimate in gruelling terror… and the King of Rock‘n’Roll. Brilliantly executed: winner of Best Show and Best Musical at Leicester Comedy Festival 2017.

The Y Theatre Leicester is delighted to be celebrating its 22nd annual Gay Comedy Night.

“See it before it gets huge”

With an exciting line up starring some of the best and most exciting names on the comedy circuit at the moment it is guaranteed to be a great night out!

“A mind-bending, very funny performance”


“An insane and brilliant show” Dara O’Briain

“Circuit favourite...” Time Out “She makes you laugh - a lot...” ★★★★ Broadway Baby

Suzi Ruffell

Jen Brister


SARAH KEYWORTH “Excellently deadpan” Huffington Post “The funniest of bones” Shappi Khorsandi Suitable for: 16 yrs+

Sarah Keyworth

Simon Evans: Genius Sat 10 Feb, 8pm, £14 Ever since he was a small boy, all Evans really wanted was to be recognised by the world as a man of genius. He has, until now, remained thwarted. The world seems increasingly indifferent to true genius of any kind, let alone Evans’. Endlessly distracted by the trivial, we allow the classical tools of grammar, logic and rhetoric to lie unregarded in the shed of consciousness, rusting to a picturesque hue that would actually look really great on Instagram. But which filter? Hmmm… “Super-sharp wit” Time Out “Please clap” Jeb Bush “A masterclass in socio-political comedy… The Show is called Genius. It comes very close” ★★★★★ The Scotsman



John Robins: The Darkness of Robins

Oddsocks present

Sun 11 Feb, 5pm, £12.50 / £40 family of 4

Thurs 15 Feb, 8pm, £14.50 Double Chortle Award winning comedian John Robins – one of the most exciting and distinctive voices in comedy – returns reflecting on love, loss and lamenting the fact he can’t breakup with himself.

Will the Scarecrow find a brain? The Lion some courage? The Tin Man a heart? The Audience some ice cream? The “irresistibly anarchic” Oddsocks Productions are bringing another classic adventure to life with a hearty dollop of their trademark comedy: new songs, familiar faces and laughs aplenty! In a brand-new adaptation of L Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz, the Oddsocks troupe invite you to meet Dorothy as you’ve never seen her before. Join the Scarecrow, Lion and Tin Man as they travel through the weird and wonderful land of Oz, encountering Wet Witches, Flying Monkeys, Poisonous Poppies and a multitude of Munchkins along the way! What could possibly go wrong?


“You have to be very clever indeed to be this daft and get away with it!” William Stafford – Bumonaseat


Dogs don’t do Ballet

The stand-up, vibe magnet and London’s saddest DJ™ would love to promise The Darkness of Robins won’t be an hour-long yell of a show, but he can’t. He’ll shout, snarl and sneer in his attempts to grapple with life’s fall-outs in what promises to be a pivotal moment in his being. Powerful, angst-ridden comedy at its finest, this is a must-see from one of the UK’s brightest talents. John has firmly established himself on the comedy circuit since his debut in 2005, and with fellow comedian Elis James has enjoyed a meteoric success with The Elis James and John Robins show on Radio X, which, like Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Adam & Joe before them, has spawned one of the UK’s most popular podcasts. “An hour in his charming, generous and honest company is so effortlessly entertaining” Chortle ★★★★ “One of the most naturally gifted comedians I’ve seen” The Telegraph

Tues 13 Feb, 11am & 2.30pm, £9 / £32 family of 4 The very funny tale of a small dog with BIG dreams! Biff is not like other dogs. He doesn’t do dog stuff like weeing on lampposts, or scratching his fleas, or drinking out of the toilet. No, Biff likes moonlight and music and walking on his tiptoes. You see, Biff doesn’t think he’s a dog. He thinks he’s a ballerina! “Brilliant fun!” The Guardian

Bottle Rocket Comedy club Fri 16 Feb, 8pm, £14 / £12 conc Leicester’s longest running comedy club returns for this Comedy Festival Special - Book Early! Featuring a top line up of comedians...

NISH KUMAR As seen on The Mash Report and Live at The Apollo.

Aaaaaaargh! dinosaurs! Thurs 15 Feb, 2pm, £8 / £28 family of 4 Multi award-winning poet Dommy B presents Aaaaaaagh! Dinosaurs! - A fun adventure story for children 5+ and their families. A young troll girl finds herself defending the town from a gang of destructive, deadly dinosaurs! Recruiting allies – a goblin wizard and flame breathing dragon – does she have what it takes to save the day and calm these dangerous dinos’ raging reign? Aaaaaaaagh! Dinosaurs! is an engaging and hilarious poetry show full of rhymes, silliness and a lot of joining in! The audience will guide the action as Dommy B improvises around their suggestions, creating a whole world on stage with only his words and our imagination!


DARREN HARRIOTT Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominee. “Properly funny” The Times

SCOTT BENNETT One of the fastest rising stars on the UK circuit.

PHIL JERROD “Casual brilliance” The Guardian Line up subject to change.


Barry Cryer and Colin Sell:

Comic Relief

Strictly come Joking

Fri 23 Feb, 8pm, £16

Sat 17 Feb, 7.30pm, £22 The Ant and Dec of the Sanatogen set, reunite to bring you a new show devised by them after the visitors left. Cryer, still a “Sprightly Veteran” (Undertakers Gazette), winner of the 2016 Legend of Comedy Award and Sell a “Legendary Virtuoso” (Pensioners Website) combine to entertain you with songs, jokes and the amazing realisation that they’re still here.

Join one of the UK’s top comedians as they host a special Comic Relief Live show at the Leicester Comedy Festival, bringing a line-up of some of the most exciting up-and-coming comedy talent. The money raised will support Comic Relief to help people around the world, as well as here in the UK. At least £5 per ticket will go to Comic Relief. Comic Relief registered charity 326568 (England/Wales); SC039730 (Scotland)

Emergency! Comedy Night Sun 25 Feb, 5pm, Pay what you think We are very excited to finish our Leicester Comedy Festival with an ‘Emergency!’ Night. With some of the best, almost eccentric local talent we have a fantastic line up for this Pay What You Think event. Featuring IMPROV WITH NICHOLAS HOLT Improv like you’ve never seen it before. Featuring local lads Lewys Holt (does comedy but is also a professional dancer… whaaaat?) and Daniel Nicholas (a comedian mildly obsessed with animal print shirts). They’ll be writing, choreographing and performing simultaneously on stage.

Steve Gribbin: Shunted Again Thurs 22 Feb, 7.30pm, £16 / £14 conc Veteran train traveller and highly experienced stand-up comedian Steve Gribbin rails against the current state of Britain’s Railway system. Using his very worst journeys as examples, Steve takes us on a (de)tour of cancellations, delays and overcrowding that’s enough to drive you to drive. It’s the antidote to Michael Portillo. But he doesn’t stop there (it’s not scheduled): Steve shunts back into history to acknowledge the immense social change that the trains have brought, from the adoption of “railway time” (not an oxymoron), to the movement of goods and services, including, of course, troops on their way to war. The show will be a mixture of stand-up, songs and train announcements, as Steve examines all aspects of the railways, from Beeching to Brunel, from Steam (H2O) to HS2. Along the way, audiences will be encouraged to relate their worst rail journeys and personal stories such as that of Steve’s great grandfather John Gribbin, a railwayman who was knocked over and killed at Liverpool Lime Street Station in 1932. The show also looks at privatisation and the sheer grinding frustration of modern rail travel where it turns out the most difficult three words are not: “I Love You”, but “Bus Replacement Service.”


Sometimes funny. Sometimes something….else. Expect crazy characters, unusual moves, and homoerotic behaviour. Who knows what will happen? They don’t. Quality (of some kind) guaranteed. Then we are getting silly and saucy with ENTER EDEM and their X-tra Shiny Beach Balls! Fun in the sun this February?! Look no further - get a one way ticket to The Y for some side splitting, saucy, silly, super over-inflated ‘X-tra Shiny Beach Balls!!’

End of Comedy Festival. Phew! Let us know what you enjoyed this festival by getting in touch with us on social media @TheYLeicester


LOL (Ladies of Laughter) with Noreen Khan


Fri 2 Mar, 8pm, £16.50 Noreen Khan hosts a night of comedy with some of the UKs favourite female asian acts. Come along for an evening of laughter with Sukh Ojla, Annette Fagon & Sindhu Vee. “With this sort of retro observational comedy, she’s just like Peter Kay would be well, if he were female, black and from Leicester” Chortle

Wahala Comedy Clash Sat 10 Mar, 7.30pm, £20

The Darius Brubeck Quartet Wed 28 Feb, 7pm, £12 adv / £14 door Darius Brubeck, while known for representing his father’s musical legacy, is a significant jazz composer and performer in his own right.

Europe’s most successful urban comedy event finally hits the city of Leicester by popular demand. This is the only comedy show where comedian’s battle live on stage in a head to head roast-style contest.

His quartet features British musicians Dave O’Higgins (saxes) and Matt Ridley (bass), with South African dummer Wesley Gibbens.

This show features heavyweights such as Slim, A Dot Comedian, internet star Roadman Allday and Def Comedy Jam’s Will E Robo. All comedians perform tailor made stand-up comedy routines to the theme of the show, they also battle each other to win points for the team they represent. Nothing is held back and comedians go all out! This show has sold out in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham and Cardiff.

“The combination of Brubeck & O’Higgins is certainly among the best piano/sax partnerships in the UK.” Jazzwise

Shazia Mirza: With Love From St. Tropez

Homage a Trois

Fri 9 Mar, 8pm, £15

Sat 24 Mar, 7.30pm, £10

Following her critically acclaimed 2016, 103 date sell-out international tour; The Kardashians Made Me Do It Shazia Mirza announces her brand new stand-up show for 2017. After starving to death on a desert Island, I’ve changed my mind about a few things. I knew nothing about men before, I know an awful lot now. Men versus women, survival, and is anyone really an atheist in the middle of a Tsunami? Oh, and the answers to everything are in The Periodic Table. ‘A show about lies and truth or is that the same thing? Nudity and The Periodic Table, these things hold the key to the future. How much do you wear? What do you look like, and will they let you in? Oh, and don’t you dare wear more than dental floss on a French beach’.


Leicester Jazz House presents

Homage à Trois asks our favourite musicians to re-imagine classic and modern classic albums in full. We don’t want to hear straight covers – we want them to sound refreshed, unusual and interesting, using tonnes of imagination while still respecting the incredible song writing. Our third instalment sees Leicester’s musicians take on one of the biggest selling albums of all time: Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours.


Kermes: We Choose Pretty Name Album Launch Party Alldayer Sat 14 Apr, 4pm, £10 Kermes are a queer indiepunk band, born three years ago in the heart of Leicester’s close-knit DIY music community. Over the course of an EP and now their debut album, their music explores themes of transgender identity, depression, misogyny, anticapitalism, queer relationships and being an increasingly visible target in an increasingly hostile world; all delivered in a danceable whirlwind of pop hooks and punk aggression.

Show of Hands: Duo Tour with guest Geoff Lakeman Sat 21 Apr, 8pm, £20 Steve Knightley and Phil Beer: two extraordinary craftsmen with one unique sound. Dovetailing old songs with new, this is an unmissable celebration of the duo’s enduring impact on roots, acoustic and folk music. Show of Hands weave story and melody to create a spellbinding display of consummate musicianship. Multi-award-winning, and with five sell-out Royal Albert Hall shows under their belts, the original duo format makes a rare return to more intimate settings. Steve and Phil’s special guest is compelling musician and fellow Devonian Geoff Lakeman, chieftain of the brilliant Lakeman tribe.

Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer Sat 7 Apr, 8pm, £12

Club Cairo

Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer invented his own genre ten years ago and since then Chap-Hop has become a (bit of a) cultural and sartorial phenomenon, travelling the world reconnecting hip hop to manners and the Queen’s English with his rhymes and his banjulele.

Fri 27 Apr, 8pm, £14.50 / £12.50 conc

He’s appeared on the front page of the Wall Street Journal, been played on BBC Radios 1, 2, 3 and 4 (Chap-Hop is a broad church) and been described by the Daily Mail as ‘controversial’. Do pop in for tiffin and see why. “There has never been a rapper like Mr.B” The Sunday Times “Sublime genius” The Independent Suitable for: 14 yrs+


Club Cairo presents live music, dance and theatre from the Middle East and beyond. Experience the drama of our theatrical production The Serpent Slayer. A story where tough reality meets fairy-tale. The cast of dancers and musicians combine with poetic verse and multi media projections to tell this tale. Following this, there will be a fun and light hearted live music set from Club Cairo’s musical ensemble. Accompanying them will be a dazzling array of belly dancers!



Chip Shop Chips Tues 10 Apr, 7.30pm, £14 / £12 conc

Ballet Theatre UK presents

A Midsummer Night’s Dream N

“She’s not going anywhere yet. Even if it's just for tonight - he won’t unwish it. They can have now. And then years after, they’ll still get a shiver from the memories.” It’s the grand reopening of Booth and Son’s Fish & Chip Shop. Eric has returned home, over forty years after he left, and it’s time for a fresh start. But old flame Christine has other ideas. Transported back to a time of chippy teas and Northern Soul, there’s unfinished business for these old lovers. Watching teenage love stumble as hapless Lee makes a pass at the beautiful Jasmine, is it all just history repeating? Focusing on love at different ages and celebrating the nation’s favourite food, Chip Shop Chips heads nationwide following a completely sold-out Northern Tour in Spring 2016. Performing in unusual spaces across the country, brace yourself for an immersive love story set to a soundtrack of Northern Soul and served with a fish and chip supper. This is theatre, but not as you know it: dinner, quiz and a show all rolled into one!

Adam Kay: This is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor) Fri 13 Apr, 8pm, £15 Fri 23 Mar, 7.30pm, £12 / £10 / £40 family of 4 Join Ballet Theatre UK as we enter the enchanting and magical realm of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Following on from the company’s critically acclaimed production of Romeo and Juliet we present a ballet set to charm the whole family. Be transported to a fantastical world of dazzling dance, music and enchantment. Lovers, fairies, mischief and moonlight conspire in Shakespeare’s classic tale. Through the vision of Artistic Director, Christopher Moore, this innovative production gives the old tale a new life. With stunning original choreography set to the iconic Mendelssohn score and breath-taking costume you will be transported to the magical woodland of old where you will rediscovery the magical charm of this classic tale. Don’t miss your chance to see this spectacular ballet when it tours the UK Spring 2018, billed as a wonderful treat for young and old, lovers of dance, music and sheer theatrical magic.


Award-winning comedian Adam Kay reads from his diaries as a junior doctor in this “electrifying” (Guardian) hour of stand-up and music. Absolute sell-out Edinburgh Fringe 2016 & 2017 and Soho Theatre 2017. The accompanying book, “This is Going to Hurt” is a Sunday Times bestseller – and copies will be available to purchase and for signature after the performance. ★★★★ “Intersperses horror stories from the NHS frontline with a catalogue of sublimely silly spoof songs, and some blissfully brilliant wordplay” Mail on Sunday ★★★★1/2 “Viscerally raw and passionately delivered” Chortle


Oddsocks present

14/48 leicester The World’s Quickest Theatre Festival Fri 4 – Sat 5 May, 8pm & 10.30pm, £7 / £5 conc (Festival Ticket £10 / £8 conc) We give 70 professional artists 24 hours to write, direct and rehearse, score design and perform 7 world premier plays for you to enjoy. And that’s not all. The artists do it all over again the next day, performing no less than 14 plays in 48 hours! The World’s Quickest Theatre Festival is back for its tenth festival as fresh raw and exciting as ever, complete with a live band. Come and find out why Leicester is talking about 14/48.

The Tempest Sat 9 June, 7pm, £12.50 / £40 family of 4 Shakespeare’s tale of illusion and revenge is brought vividly to life in Oddsocks’ musical, Sci-fi adaptation. From the company who brought you “bonkers and brilliant” Romeo and Juliet and “downright funny” Macbeth. Experience The Tempest like never before as you‘re transported far off to a distant universe! On board the spaceship you’ll find Prospero; an ageing Astronaut, his fearless daughter Miranda and a host of madcap aliens, some of whom have murder on their mind! Prepare for launch, get on your space suits and take one small step for man, one giant leap for Shakespeare! Ballet Theatre UK presents

The Little Mermaid Sat 16 June, 7.30pm, £12 / £10 conc / £40 family of 4 Join Ballet Theatre UK on this dramatic re-telling of Hans Christian Andersen’s all-time favourite story of The Little Mermaid, who falls in love with a human Prince and gives up everything to win his love. The kind hearted Little Mermaid rescues the Prince during a storm at sea, and begins a journey that takes her far from her home beneath the waves. Determined to pursue her love on to the shore she makes a bargain with an evil Sea Witch, but it comes at a heavy price.

LU Theatre Wed 6 – Fri 8 June, 7pm, £8 / £5 conc / £4 members For those that love theatre and performance, welcome to Leicester University Theatre. As one of the University’s oldest societies, LU Theatre has given opportunities to direct, write and perform in productions for over 50 years. In addition to 8 full-length productions performed each year, we offer a variety of activities – from Proteus performance evenings (where writers exhibit sketches or sketch comedy with an assorted mix of actors and directors) to Open House sessions, with drama games and workshops to build confidence.


Ballet Theatre UK’s charming and poignant ballet explores the nature of longing, how making choices have lasting consequences and how goodness can be rewarded in unexpected ways. Tiny Horse Theatre Company present

Teechers Thurs 12-14 July, 7.30pm, £10 Three school leavers, Salty, Hobby and Gail perform to an audience an account of their time at Whitewall Secondary School, specifically their time with Mr Jeff Nixon, the new drama teacher who ignites their passion for the stage with his idealism and belief that all children should be treated equally. Written by John Godber, ‘Teechers’ is a play within a play in which three students put on a performance to their teachers and peers. Everything in the play is reduced to the bare essentials, with very little set and the three actors playing twenty other parts.


Leicester Vocal Tech presents

CHILDREN & FAMILIES This February we have comedy for all the family during this years Leicester Comedy Festival. Wizard of Oz Sun 11 Feb

CinderelLa Fri 18 – Sat 19 May, 7pm, Sun 20 May, 2.30pm & 7.30pm Adults £8.50, Conc £5.50, Family of 4 £25 A magical tale of rags to riches- Poor Cinderella scorned by her wicked stepmother and two stepsisters, destined to a life of despair is granted her wish to attend the Prince’s ball by her Fairy Godmother. Throw in a pumpkin, a few mice and Cinderella’s dream almost comes true… will she have a happy ending?

Dog’s don’t do Ballet - Tues 13 Feb Aaaargh Dinosaurs - Thurs 15 Feb

The Nose That Nobody Picked, The MucusicaL Sat 31 Mar, 3pm, £5


A rip snorting yarn for all the family… with songs… and snot. One day Christopher (Kirsty Mealing, Scuffle Box Theatre Company), a keen, but unorthodox gardener, finds a living nose raised by slugs in his garden. In their hunt to find Little Big Nose a face, they encounter Doctor Skinner (Pete Shenton, New Art Club), an eccentric plastic surgeon, who has connections to the nose’s past, and sinister intentions for his future. Directed by Esther Simpson (MetroBoulot-Dodo), this unlikely trail of a show comes straight from the strange brain of David Parkin. Expect mountains of mucus, toe-tapping tunes and two nostrils full of magic.


Bedtime Stories Sat 26 May, 4.30pm, £3.50 We create a magical cosy space inside our theatre, with hot chocolate and cookies. You can drink hot chocolate and get snuggly on massive cushions, whilst we tell you stories full of wonder, warmth and giggles. This event is sure to be a hit with 2-8 year olds everywhere. Ever popular event presented by Leicester Library Services. Limited spaces available, book early!

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14/48:Takeover Workshop Sat 26 & Sun 27 May, 10am – 3pm, £25 Following the huge success of last year’s Takeover, 14/48: UK is once again looking for a team of budding play-writes to work alongside professional writers and create 4 plays in a week! A fantastic opportunity to improve your creative writing skills, share and develop your own ideas and see your play come to life by professional actors at the end.

Captain Cauliflower and Marvin tHe MischievOus Moose


Wed 30 May, 3pm, £6 Come and join the invincible Captain Cauliflower and his faithful companion Marvin on an unforgettable adventure, filled with extreme silliness and unquestionable danger. Marvin the Mischievous Moose presents Captain Cauliflower with a mystical magic hat that gives him super powers. We then follow his adventures into outer space and deep under the ocean, saving those in peril, but can he beat his arch nemesis the evil and odorous Captain Onion? Dan Lees and Neil Frost invite you on an adventure that combines clowning, playful games and chaotic fun that’s suitable for all the family.

14/48:Takeover PerformaNce


Mon 28 May, 6pm, £4 The World’s Quickest Theatre Festival is being taken over by Leicester’s young writers! What will they produce? Come and watch 4 plays written by young people and performed by professional actors who bring their scripts to life in just 24 hours!

★★★★ “Downright hilarious” Broadway Baby All 14/48 Takeover Performance images ©Matt Cawrey


★★★★ “A fast-paced, multidimensional masterclass in comedy” Edinburgh Festival Magazine


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Young people were housed within The Y housing and support service this year Young people were helped to find a home in Leicester Additional young people were supported in other ways

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