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May – August 2018


Welcome to a new actionpacked summer season at the Carriageworks Theatre. We are pleased to welcome brand new world-class touring productions, hit musicals, enchanting adaptations of children’s books and an array of workshops for children (and adults!) Season highlights include two visually stunning shows that will delight children and adults alike. Barmpot Theatre light up May half term with their version of the highly-acclaimed children’s story, Penguinpig. Join a tiny snail on her trip round the world in Tall Stories’ magical, musical The Snail and the Whale. Whale Storytelling, live music and lots of laughs for everyone aged 4 and up.

After numerous North American tours, the critically acclaimed, multi award-winning Mouthpiece makes its way to Leeds. Using a unique mix of physical theatre, performance art and drama; Mouthpiece magnifies a daughter’s contemplation of her mother’s death, and becomes a rigorous investigation of womanhood itself. Bold and empowering, Offside tells the story of women’s football in the UK through the eyes of a professional female footballer as she seeks to find a future in the game through exploring its past.

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Edinburgh Comedy award-winner, Tim Key is back with a Kronenburg in hand, blending poeticals, talking, standing, spotlights, cables, foot-stamping and old school wistfulness. SAA-uk are celebrating the students keeping Indian culture alive in Leeds in Manoranjan: A celebration of Indian music and dance, with colourful performances from SAA-uk’s Punjabi Folk Academy and mesmerising shows in Bharatanatyam and Kathak Dance.


Carriageworks Theatre is a place where old meets new. Built as a carriage manufacturer in 1848, the Victorian building has since been reimagined as a cultural hub in the city centre. There’s always space to play, laugh, discover and create. No summer would be complete without a festival, and this season we’re delighted to host not one, but three. Ilkley Literature Festival present their weekend of poetry and spoken word to Leeds for the first time. Words in the City brings together a diverse, exciting collection of voices to celebrate the magic and power of poetry. Little Feet Festival is having a party, and you’re invited! This year will be the fifth Little Feet Festival of Children’s Theatre and we are delighted to bring it to Leeds for the first time. Families can enjoy a child-friendly atmosphere and see some of the best touring theatre for children and young people. The Northern Short Story Festival is the only festival of its kind in the North. Back for 2018, popular and published authors, editors and small press publishers come together to share their stories, expertise and wisdom. We look forward to seeing you at the Carriageworks Theatre soon!

The Venue We have two performance spaces. Inside the Main Auditorium you can expect a range of shows to inspire and entertain, from imaginative new plays to inventive adaptations of popular stories. The Studio is a cosy black box performance space and the perfect place to catch new innovative theatre, rising comedy stars and intimate gigs.

Look out for Leeds CAN Leeds Community Arts Network (Leeds CAN) is a group of 14 community drama, musical, opera, youth theatre and other arts societies. They produce a variety of shows each year at the Carriageworks Theatre, each marked with the Leeds CAN logo. Leeds CAN has an ever growing membership and you can take part too. Everyone is welcome, from old hands to complete novices. For more information and enquiries about joining visit leedsCAN.org.uk.

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Jonny & The Baptists: The World is a Mess, Here are Some Songs THE STUDIO

It’s very hard to tour topical material these days. For multi-award-nominated musical comedy stars Jonny & The Baptists, it’s been a real nightmare. Every time they try to write something silly about the world, the world does something even sillier. Either way, this summer they’re coming to Leeds with lots of new songs (and some old ones) to try to make sense of the mess.

‘Wickedly amusing’ THE TIMES

‘Spirited comedy... broad, daft and punchy’ GUARDIAN

PERFORMANCE Tue 1 May 7:45pm Tickets: £13 standard

Image © Jon Davis

Leeds Arts Centre presents

Charley’s Aunt MAIN AUDITORIUM

Oxford students Jack and Charley are planning to declare their love before their sweethearts’ mean guardian whisks them off to the country and out of reach. Charley’s long lost aunt Donna Lucia d’Alvadorez, their intended chaperone, cancels her visit from Brazil. Of course, their only option is to persuade their chum Lord Fancourt to impersonate her. But when the girls’ guardian and Jack’s father catch the scent of Donna Lucia’s millions, the web of lies gets stickier... Charley’s Aunt is a Victorian farce written in 1892.

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PERFORMANCES Thu 3 May 7:30pm Fri 4 May 7:30pm Sat 5 May 7:30pm Tickets: £13.25 standard, £10.50 concessions


Futures Theatre present

Offside THE STUDIO

3 Centuries. 1 Goal. A glorious tale of struggle and sweat. Heart thumping with oxygenised blood, adrenalin flooding every little bit of me and every little bit of me is every little bit of the field in front of me. It is 1892. It is 1921. It is 2018. Four women from across the centuries live, breathe, and play football. Whilst each of them face very different obstacles, the possibility that the beautiful game will change their futures – and the world – is tantalisingly close. Offside is told through lyrical dialogue, poetry, and punchy prose, placing the audience on the touchline of the game of a lifetime.

‘Brilliant and polished overlapping storytelling’ BROADWAYBABY

‘An impressive feat’ MORNING STAR

‘A tremendous three-hander’ THE SCOTSMAN

‘An engaging, enthralling watch’ WHAT’SONSTAGE

PERFORMANCES Tue 8 May 7:30pm Wed 9 May 7:30pm Tickets: £12 standard, £10 concessions

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Carriageworks Theatre presents

A celebration of poetry and spoken word with events and activities across Leeds For details of the full programme head to www.witc.org.uk

Skip Rap

Mix Tape

THE STUDIO

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A defiant, bold performance about what it’s like to be treated like trash and how to find your way out of the junk. Expect hip-hop, spoken word, digital imagery and theatre.

A show with friendship at its heart, splicing together spoken word, song and poetry against an unforgettable soundtrack of Afrobeats, hiphop, reggae and soul.

Fri 11 May 8:30pm

Sat 12 May 4pm

Tickets: £7 standard, £5 concessions

Tickets: £7 standard, £5 concessions

Spin

Linton Kwesi Johnson

MAIN AUDITORIUM

MAIN AUDITORIUM

A playful interactive family show to send you spiralling into a poetry spin!

Join us for an electric spoken word performance by legendary reggae poet and social activist Linton Kwesi Johnson.

Sat 12 May 2pm

Hosted by Khadijah Ibrahiim with supporting poets.

by Alan ‘Cool’ Clay with Testament

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Tickets: £7 standard, £5 concessions, £20 family Suitable for ages 5-12 and their families

with Nick Makoha and Roger Robinson

Sat 12 May 7:30pm Tickets: £15 standard, £13 concessions


Know Your Place

with Kate Fox, Jackie Hagan, Kirsty Taylor and Khadijah Ibrahiim THE STUDIO

A celebration of working class voices by some of the North’s finest poets and comedians.

Frankie Vah with Luke Wright THE STUDIO

Frankie Vah gorges on love, radical politics and indie stardom. Fringe First winner Luke Wright explores love, loss and belief against a backdrop of skuzzy indie venues and 80s politics.

Sun 13 May 4pm

Sun 13 May 7pm

Tickets: £7 standard, £5 concessions

Tickets: £13 standard, £11 concessions

PLUS… 1 1 1 1

FREE Family drop in activities Northern Slamhouse Competition Events for young people And much more

www.witc.org.uk Principal Partner:

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Northern Youth Theatre Company present

Sister Act MAIN AUDITORIUM

When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in one place the cops are sure she won’t be found: a convent. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community. Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, Sister Act will leave audiences breathless. Based on the Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture Sister Act written by Joseph Howard. This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe). All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe www.mtishows.co.uk.

PERFORMANCES Thu 17 May 7:30pm Fri 18 May 7:30pm Sat 19 May 2pm, 7:30pm Tickets: £17 standard, £14 concessions, £9 restricted view, £54 family

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Andrew Lawrence The Happy Accident Tour THE STUDIO

Star of BBC1’s Live at The Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow, Dave’s One Night Stand and Sky Arts’ The Outcast Comic, as well as the hugely successful self-penned BBC Radio 4 series, There is No Escape. Without question the most subversive voice in UK comedy right now presents an all new, riotously funny set of jokes, poking fun at liberal pretentions, PC hysteria and his own awful parenting skills. The Happy Accident Tour is a gag packed stand-up show about coming to terms with fatherhood.

‘With every passing minute of his set, uncensored, you marvel at his chutzpah and worry that he has a death-wish’ TELEGRAPH

PERFORMANCE Fri 18 May 7:45pm Tickets: £13 standard, £11 concessions

Photo © Steve Ullathorne


Tim Key Megadate

MAIN AUDITORIUM

A brand new 70 minutes, blending poeticals, talking, standing, spotlights, cables, Kronenburg, foot-stamping and old school wistfulness. Tim Key won the 2009 Edinburgh Comedy Award for his show, The Slutcracker, a mix of poetry, unconventional stand-up and film. And in 2012.

‘Flabbergastingly funny... I have never enjoyed myself in a comedy show more’ THE TIMES

‘Megadate is another Tim Key delight: delicate, yet a feat of comic strength’ THE INDEPENDENT

PERFORMANCE Sun 20 May 8pm Tickets: £16.96

Cosmopolitan Players present

Blackadder II MAIN AUDITORIUM

Take a trip to Elizabethan England as Leeds’ Cosmopolitan Players stage 3 hilarious episodes from the much loved BBC TV comedy series and follow the ‘cunning plans’ of Edmund Blackadder in the court of Queen Elizabeth I. Featuring episodes Bells, Head and Beer from Blackadder II, written by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton.

PERFORMANCES Thu 24 May 7:30pm Fri 25 May 7:30pm Sat 26 May 2pm, 7pm Tickets: £15 standard, £13 concessions

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Publick Transport present

We are Brontë MAIN AUDITORIUM

Morecambe and Wise meets David Lynch in this madcap reimagining of the Brontë myth, presented in Publick Transport’s irreverent and playful style. Taking the real and imaginary worlds of Yorkshire’s literary siblings as their inspiration, two performers combine rigorous physical theatre with anarchic comedy, deconstructing not only gothic themes of love, madness and revenge, but also themselves.

‘A mini comedic masterpiece... ambitious, risk-taking, edgy, just downright different’ STAGETALK MAGAZINE

‘Masters of their art’ THE SCOTSMAN

‘Intelligent, offbeat humour... supremely entertaining’ FRINGE GURU

PERFORMANCE Mon 28 May 7:30pm Tickets: £14

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Filskit Theatre present

FREE

Bright Sparks

PRE-SHOW ACTIVITY HOUR

THE STUDIO

Links and Rex are complete opposites. Links is logical, she likes order and fact. Rex is different, she is imaginative, a daydreamer. Watch these two opposites get their wires crossed as they strive to find ways to work and play together.

Age: 3 – 7 years Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

PERFORMANCES Fri 1 Jun 2pm, 4pm Tickets: £9 standard, £7 concessions, £27 family

Photo © Pulp & Pith

Barmpot Theatre present

Penguinpig THE STUDIO

FREE

PRE-SHOW ACTIVITY HOUR

‘Whilst browsing on the internet, I found a penguinpig. A creature you could not forget, with a nose that’s just so big…’

MAY HALF T E RM!

Inspired by research into the human brain, Bright Sparks is a playful, delightfully humorous show that demonstrates how important it is to work together.

Phoebe reads about an exciting creature called a penguinpig on the internet. Filled with delight and intrigue, she sets off on an adventure to find a penguinpig of her very own. A fun-filled show about the internet for 3-8 year olds and their grown ups, based on the bestselling picture book by Lincolnshire author Stuart Spendlow, illustrated by Amy Bradley. Penguinpig was developed with support from Little Angel Theatre and the eCadets, with public funding from Arts Council England, Magna Vitae and Northumberland County Council.

PERFORMANCES Mon 28 May 11am, 2pm Tickets: £9 standard, £7 concessions, £28 family

Photo © Danilo Moroni

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Quote Unquote Collective in association with Why Not Theatre present

Mouthpiece MAIN AUDITORIUM

Mouthpiece is a heart-wrenching and humorous journey into the female psyche. The performance is a virtuosic display of physical ingenuity and vocal orchestration. In the wake of her mother’s death, Mouthpiece follows one woman, for one day, as she tries to find her voice. Interweaving a cappella harmony, text, and physicality, two performers express the inner conflict that exists within one woman’s head. Ranging from tender to merciless, with uncompromising precision, Mouthpiece magnifies a daughter’s contemplation of her mother, and becomes a rigorous investigation of womanhood itself.

‘A smart show, beautifully put together and performed, and one that speaks up for all the women who daily bite their tongues’ THE GUARDIAN

PERFORMANCE Sat 2 Jun 7:30pm Tickets: £16

Diva Youth Productions present An Adult Amateur production by arrangement with The Musical Company Ltd.

Diva Productions are delighted to bring to life one of the most enduring shows of all time, re-imagining the biblical story of a boy blessed with prophetic dreams, his jealous brothers, Egypt’s Pharoah, famine, forgiveness and reconciliation. Brought to life by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, this family favourite musical has charmed audiences around the world with its excitement, energy and engaging mix of musical styles – from county-western and calypso to pop and rock ‘n’ roll.

MAIN AUDITORIUM

Lyrics by Tim Rice Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

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Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, this magical and colourful musical is full of catchy songs including Those Canaan Days, Any Dream Will Do and Close Every Door.

PERFORMANCES Wed 6 Jun 7:30pm Thu 7 Jun 7:30pm Fri 8 Jun 7:30pm Sat 9 Jun 2:00pm, 7:30pm Tickets: £25 standard, £24 concessions concessions available on Wednesday and Saturday matinee only


Photo © Brooke Wedlock

Bite My Thumb present

Bouncers THE STUDIO

Bouncers, John Godber’s most famous and loved play, needs little introduction. Widely regarded as one of the funniest British plays ever written, you’re guaranteed to go home with your face aching from laughter. This crowd-pleasing piece of brilliance is brought to you by Bite My Thumb, who have given several celebrated productions of Bouncers in the past. Due to hefty public demand they’ve brought this hilarious yet poignant comedy back one last time.

PERFORMANCE Thu 7 Jun 7:45pm Tickets: £13 standard, £11 concessions

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Saturday day ticket: £30

Saturday 2 June

Weekend ticket: £44.50

Nature Stories with Richard Smyth

Prize-winning Collections with Influx Press

WORKSHOP

PANEL EVENT

Nature can play many parts in fiction: it can be backdrop, subtext, symbol or the story itself. We’ll explore how birds, animals, plants and wild landscapes can be woven into short fiction, and how writers of all kinds can tap into the drama, darkness and beauty of the natural world.

Join Influx Press editor Kit Caless, plus critically acclaimed authors Clare Fisher (All the Good Things) and C.G.Menon (Subjunctive Moods) as they discuss the art and craft of compiling a prizewinning short story collection. Hosted by James Nash.

10am – 12noon Tickets: £12

Writing in the Second Person with Lara Williams WORKSHOP

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includes 2 workshops and 3 events

12:45pm – 1:45pm Tickets: £5

The Ice Migration: Peepal Tree Book Launch THE STUDIO

This masterclass will include studying the effectiveness of various pieces of fiction written in the second person, and the sensory / emotional / ethical implications of this. It will look at short fiction by Lorrie Moore, Margaret Atwood, Junot Diaz and others.

Award-winning publishing house Peepal Tree Press launch a new collection, The Ice Migration (Jacqueline Crooks, Asham Award & Wasafari shortlistee); with a sneak preview of Black Dogs and the Colour Yellow (Christine Barrow, Uni of the West Indies). Hosted by Jacob Ross, winner of the Jhalak Prize.

10am – 12noon

2pm – 3pm

Tickets: £12

Free


Stories Across Worlds with Jacqueline Crooks WORKSHOP

This workshop will help you create stories that range across landscapes, languages, space and time. Using writing exercises, visuals and soundscapes to invent unique settings. We will develop characters and place them within settings that give them voice to tell their unique stories. This workshop is suitable for writers of all levels, particularly those from the margins, writing outside the mainstream. 3:30pm – 5:30pm Tickets: £12

Transformative Fiction with Irenosen Okojie WORKSHOP

Sunday 3 June Deadly Fictions with Naomi Booth WORKSHOP

For writers who want to make the reader’s spine tingle. We’ll experiment with different approaches to dark short-fiction, from Poe’s formula for horror to contemporary versions of the uncanny. Not for the faint-hearted! 11am – 1pm

A workshop for writers who want to take audiences beyond what’s expected. Through various techniques we’ll mine your imagination and explore writing surprising short fiction, looking at some masters of the short form to leave you excited about the possibilities of short stories.

Tickets: £12

3:30pm – 5:30pm

Join creator of The Book of Darkness & Light Adam Z. Robinson as he guides you through the basics of ghost story writing. Through a series of writing exercises, you’ll look at ways into your own gothic short stories, developing and unleashing your skills as a writer. Beginners and experts alike are welcome.

Tickets: £12

Strix Magazine Reading Event PERFORMANCE

Described in The Guardian as ‘handsome, streamlined and sharp-eyed’, this Leedsbased magazine has published nearly a hundred writers from all over the world since its launch last year. Founders Ian Harker and Andrew Lambeth introduce a pick ‘n’ mix of contributors from the first three issues. 6pm – 7pm Tickets: £4

An Introduction to Ghost Story Writing with Adam Z. Robinson WORKSHOP

Age: 14+

11am – 1pm Tickets: £12

The Short Story and Our World PANEL EVENT

Publishers STORGY and Comma discuss the political and out-of-this world possibilities of the short story. Featuring EXIT EARTH winner Rachel Connor. 1:30pm – 2:30pm Tickets: £4

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Carriageworks Theatre with tutti frutti productions and York Theatre Royal present

Mary-Frances Doherty presents

Katie’s Birthday Party THE STUDIO

You are invited to celebrate Katie’s birthday with her as she explores what it’s like to be 12 years old. Having just moved school but not quite a teenager yet, Katie reflects on times gone by and looks to the future and all it can be. Solo performer Mary-Frances Doherty explores notions of childhood on the approach to adolescence, looking at the trials and tribulations of what a young girl goes through in the change from primary school to secondary school – exams, results, new school, new friends and thoughts for the future. Thu 14 Jun 10:30am & 1:30pm Peut-Être Theatre present

ShH…Bang!

Age: 10+ years

Tickets: £9 standard, £7 concessions

MAIN AUDITORIUM

ThisEgg present

A delicate dance-theatre performance for children, playfully exploring sound and silence.

Me & My Bee MAIN AUDITORIUM

Two characters set out on a journey through a world filled with boings, whooshes, tick-tocks and cacophony! Their journey is punctuated by silence, and as they are wrapped up in stillness, they learn to listen to that silence.

Our fuzzy little friends need our help and so we’re launching a political party disguised as a party disguised as a show. There’s only one problem. The bees are dying and without them, we will too.

Wed 13 Jun 11am & 1:30pm

Multi-award-winning theatre company, ThisEgg, invites you to save the world – one bee at a time. A new family comedy with live music. Plant the seed for change, join the Bee Party.

Age: 3+ years

Tickets: £10.50 standard, £9.50 concessions

Thu 14 Jun 10:30am & 1:30pm What’s Coming out of the Box present

Inside THE STUDIO

Join us on an immersive journey from conception to birth and share a very special experience with your little one. Inside is an intimate, interactive show for 1-4 year olds. It features multi-sensory activities, shadow and object theatre and sound-making. Wed 13 Jun 10:15am for ages: 1 – 4 years 11:45am for ages: 1 – 2.5 years 1:30pm for ages: 2.5 – 4 years

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£14 for 1 adult + 1 child, £8.50 additional child, £1 babes on laps

Age: 5+ years

Tickets: £10.50 standard, £9.50 concessions

‘A rarity… deliciously eccentric’ LYN GARDNER FOR THE GUARDIAN


Mud Pie Arts present

Cloud Tales THE STUDIO

Meet two cloud spotters. They can interpret the tall tales that clouds tell each other. You see, there is nothing clouds like better than looking out for funny stories unfolding way below them. They puff out these tales to their cloud friends, shape shifting as they go. There is just one problem; clouds have a habit of drifting off, so they never see how the earthly adventure ends. Can you help the cloud spotters finish the stories? Who knows where you will float off to? Fri 15 Jun 11am & 2pm Age: 3 – 8 years

Tickets: £9 standard, £7 concessions

Puppet State Theatre Company present

The Man Who Planted Trees MAIN AUDITORIUM

This multi-sensory theatrical adaptation of Jean Giono’s environmental classic tells the inspiring story of a shepherd who plants a forest, acorn by acorn, transforming a barren wasteland. As much a touching tale as it is a hilarious puppet show, The Man Who Planted Trees shows us the difference one man (and his dog!) can make to the world. Sat 16 Jun 11:30am & 2:30pm Age: 7+ years

Tickets: £10.50 standard, £9.50 concessions Daryl Beeton presents

A Square World THE STUDIO

A Square World is an honest, touching story of three friends and what happens when an unexpected change leaves one of them out in the cold. Together they decide to redefine the rules of the square world in which they live and soon discover their lives won’t be square ever again! This non-verbal story uses simple design and object manipulation to create an imaginative world where anything can happen. An endearing performance that looks at the unfairness of being left out in a world designed for everyone else but yourself. Sat 16 June: 1pm & 4pm Age: 3 – 6 years

Tickets: £9 standard, £7 concessions Watershed Productions present

Michael Rosen’s Chocolate Cake

‘I thought it was excellent and I would encourage everyone to see it’ AUDIENCE MEMBER

MAIN AUDITORIUM

Follow the adventures of two brothers and the mysterious night-time disappearance of a Let their imaginations chocolate cake in this scrumptious new musical adaptation of Michael Rosen’s much loved poem run wild... With free craft activities everyday in the and picture book Chocolate Cake. Millennium Room, plus stimulating workshops Fri 15 Jun 1:30pm & 4:30pm designed for you and your little ones. Age: 4+ years

Tickets: £10.50 standard, £9.50 concessions

LOOK OUT FOR THE LITTLE FEET BROCHURE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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LIDOS present

MAIN AUDITORIUM

It’s 1985 and rock-star wannabe, Robbie Heart, is New Jersey’s favourite Wedding Singer. He’s the life and soul of every party until his fiancée, Linda, leaves him at the altar. Robbie is so distraught that he makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. He then meets an admiring young waitress named Julia; Robbie instantly falls in love. The only trouble is, Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark. Unless Robbie can pull off the performance of the decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever.

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With a score that pays loving homage to the pop songs of the 1980s, let LIDOS take you back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up, and a wedding singer might have been the coolest guy in the room. Including It’s Your Wedding Day, Someday, A Note from Linda and many more songs guaranteed to get you up dancing faster than your Dad at a wedding. Based on the New Line Cinema film written by Tim Herlihy. This amateur production is presented by arrangement with JOSEF WEINBERGER LIMITED on behalf of MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL of New York.

PERFORMANCES Tue 19 Jun 7pm Wed 20 Jun 7pm Thu 21 Jun 7pm Fri 22 Jun 7pm Sat 23 Jun 1pm, 6pm Tickets: £17 standard, £15 concessions. All tickets £12 on Tuesday (preview night).


The Melting Shop present

On Behalf of the People THE STUDIO

1945: a land fit for heroes – this time? A powerful and engaging story of a post-war Yorkshire mining family, coming to terms with their rapidly changing world and a new Britain; told with warmth, humour and authenticity. Based on extensive research and true stories, On Behalf of the People reveals how millions of people in mining communities were affected by the end of the war, coal nationalisation and the huge period of social change which impacted their lives, loves, hopes and dreams.

PERFORMANCE Fri 22 Jun 7:45pm Tickets: £13 standard, £11 concessions

Leeds Youth Opera present

In Our Element MAIN AUDITORIUM

Leeds Youth Opera are proud to present a new musical extravaganza. Accompanied by their incredible live orchestra these talented youngsters will treat you to some of opera and musical theatre’s most loved works, as well as some you may not have experienced before, all beautifully choreographed and strung together as an astonishing journey through the elements. Mozart, Bizet and Puccini, through Bernstein to Sondheim on route to Robert-Brown and even Lloyd Webber! Witness young performers as they present a magical, moving and truly elemental evening. PERFORMANCES Thu 5 Jul 7pm Fri 6 Jul 7pm Sat 7 Jul 2pm, 7pm Tickets: £19 and £12 standard, £15 and £9 concessions, £50 family. Students half price Wednesday and Thursday

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Leeds Arts Centre present

It’s a Miracle & The Colin Atkins Story THE STUDIO

Two comedies, two mysteries. When an old lady breaks a pact with her childhood friend and tells Father Bentley the secret they have kept for seventy years, he doesn’t believe her. How can she convince him? Her friend has the answer. It’s a Miracle! For over fifty years, the origin of the British teenager has remained a mystery. Now that mystery has been solved. It all started one day in 1957 in the home of Mr and Mrs Atkins. This comic recreation of post-war Britain keeps the audience guessing as well as laughing.

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PERFORMANCES Wed 4 Jul 7:45pm Thu 5 Jul 7:45pm Fri 6 Jul 7:45pm Sat 7 Jul 7:45pm Tickets: £13.25 standard, £10.50 concessions


Carriageworks Theatre and South Asian Arts UK present

Manoranjan:

A celebration of Indian music and dance WHOLE VENUE

Enjoy an afternoon bursting with music, song, dance, food and celebration. Celebrate the talented SAA-uk students keeping Indian culture, music and dance alive in Leeds. There will be colourful performances from the SAA-uk’s Punjabi Folk Academy, mesmerising shows in Bharatanatyam and Kathak Dance, plus inspirational performances from South Indian and North Indian Music Academies. WORKSHOPS Sat 14 Jul 12noon – 2:30pm Book via www.saa-uk.org for the Have a Go Workshops PERFORMANCES Sat 14 Jul 4pm – 6pm Tickets: £9 adults, £7 concessions, £30 group of 4 Ticket price includes a traditional Indian vegetarian meal Under 18s free

TAKE PART IN THE HAVE-A-GO WORKSHOPS AND TRY SOMETHING NEW

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New Briggate Blues THE STUDIO

Studio 20 was Leeds’ main 1950s jazz club on New Briggate run by tuba player Bob Barclay. Over the years it featured musicians such as bluesman Jimmy Rushing, traditional jazz legend Ken Colyer, vocalist and raconteur George Melly, and sax legends Tubby Hayes and Ronnie Scott. Studio 20 also features in some of the 50s novels written by Leeds crime writer Chris Nickson. Chris has written a jazz play as a commission to be performed at the festival about Studio 20, directed by Ray Brown and featuring the jazz vocals of Jennie Smith.

PERFORMANCE Mon 23 Jul 7:30pm Tickets: £12 standard, £10 concessions

Improvisation Chamber Ever wanted to improvise? Well here’s your chance. Learn to play tuneful jazz improvisations on an array of percussion and keyboard instruments with Leeds keyboard maestro and jazz educator Dave Evans. Age: 11+ years (Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)

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WORKSHOPS Mon 23 Jul 2pm, 2:45pm, 3:30pm, 4:15pm Tue 24 Jul 2pm, 2:45pm, 3:30pm, 4:15pm Tickets per 45 minute session: £8 standard, £6 concessions


Tall Stories present

MAIN AUDITORIUM

Inspired by the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler Join a tiny snail on her trip round the world in Tall Stories’ magical, musical production inspired by the fantastic bestselling picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Follow the tiny snail’s exciting journey, as seen through the eyes of an adventurous young girl and her seafaring father... Storytelling, live music and lots of laughs for everyone aged 4 and up, from the Olivier Award-nominated company that brought you The Gruffalo live. The Snail and the Whale © Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler 2003 – Macmillan Children’s Books

PERFORMANCES Mon 30 Jul 1pm, 3pm Tue 31 Jul 11am, 2pm Tickets: £10.50 standard, £9.50 concessions, £36.50 family

FREE

PRE-SHOW ACTIVITY HOUR

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Carriageworks Young Theatre Makers Carriageworks Young Theatre makers is led by professional theatre director Ruth Cooper. Groups aged 10-14 and 14-18 work throughout the year creating new theatre whilst developing teamwork skills and increasing their vocabulary of contemporary performance styles and techniques. The young people form a supportive group in which their creativity is nurtured and they are offered a genuine platform for their ideas. Each of the groups are given the freedom to develop their own writing and creative expression into shows performed across Leeds and in the Carriageworks Theatre’s two performance spaces. Older members may also work toward a Bronze or Silver Arts Award. For more information or to book a place for the 2018/19 auditions please contact: Ruth Cooper carriageworksytm@gmail.com 07891 272410

Carriageworks Young Theatre Makers and Ruth Cooper present

Epidemic MAIN AUDITORIUM

Mary walked into the street and started to dance. People from the town watched her. Then, one by one, they too started dancing. They couldn’t help themselves. Minutes turned to hours and hours turned to days. They couldn’t stop. They kept dancing and dancing and dancing… Epidemic is an inventive and thought-provoking exploration of mass hysteria by our very own youth theatre, the Carriageworks Young Theatre Makers. Investigating the mysterious Dancing Mania of 1518 and other outbreaks of mass hysteria, both real and imagined, Epidemic is a bold and imaginative new play with young people’s voices at its heart.

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PERFORMANCES Sat 28 Jul 2:30pm, 7:30pm Tickets: £8 standard, £6 concessions


Unique Gravity present

An evening with Roddy Woomble, John McCusker & Friends MAIN AUDITORIUM

Award-winning folk musician John McCusker and Idlewild front man Roddy Woomble present a unique evening of music, performing the classic folk record Before The Ruin on it’s 10th anniversary, plus other songs from their vast repertoires.

PERFORMANCE Fri 3 Aug 7:30pm Tickets: £18

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2pm

6:30pm

DECEMBER

JOIN US on a journey of enchantment in one of the most loved fairy tales of all time. Featuring spellbinding special effects, glittering sets, stunning costumes, magic and mayhem, beauty and the beast guarantees to be the perfect festive treat for all the family.

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Sun

2

Mon

3

Tue

4

10:15am

2pm

Wed

5

10:15am

2pm

Thu

6

10:15am

2pm

Fri

7

2pm

6:30pm

Sat

8

Sun

9

Mon

10

Tue

11

10:15am

Wed

12

10:15am

2pm

Thu

13

2pm

6:30pm

Fri

14

10:15am

2pm

Sat

15

10:15am

2pm

Sun

16

10:15am

2pm

2pm

6:30pm 6:30pm

No Performances

10:15am

2pm

2pm

6:30pm 6:30pm

No Performances 2pm

2pm

6:30pm 6:30pm 6:30pm

Mon

17

Tue

18

2pm

No Performances 6:30pm

Wed

19

2pm

6:30pm

Thu

20

2pm

6:30pm

Fri

21

Sat

22

Sun

23

2pm

6:30pm

Mon

24

11am

2:30pm

Tue

25

Wed

26

2pm

6:30pm

No Performances 10:15am

2pm

6:30pm

Merry Christmas!

TICKET

PEAK

Adults

£21

Thu

27

2pm

6:30pm

Concessions

£19

Fri

28

2pm

6:30pm

Family Ticket

£76

Sat

29

2pm

6:30pm

Groups of 20+

£18

Sun

30

2pm

6:30pm

Mon

31

11am

2:30pm

Ticket prices are inclusive of booking fees

OFF PEAK

Sat

All seats £12


Carriageworks Theatre offers a variety of spaces for conferences, events, evening workshops and classes set in the heart of the city. For further information, please contact the team: carriageworksvenue@leeds.gov.uk 0113 378 7187

We’re Family Friendly People of all ages are welcome at Carriageworks Theatre. We take pride in being a child friendly venue. Below are some of the steps we take to be as accessible for children and young people as we can.

1 Pre-show activities for under 10s 1 Age guidance in advertising 1 Baby changing facilities are available on all floors

in the unisex accessible toilets

1 Child booster seats are available 1 Breast feeding mothers are welcome 1 Children under one year old are free

(unless specified)

1 A buggy parking area is available 28


Access Information Our facilities include:

1 Level entrances with

automatic doors

We Offer: BSL PERFORMANCES for BSL users are available on stated shows.

1 Lift to Main Auditorium, balconies,

and The Studio

1 Accessible toilets on every level

AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCES are offered on stated shows. Headsets are available from Box Office.

RELAXED PERFORMANCES allow members of the audience to move around freely, leave or enter the auditorium as needed, lights never go completely dark and sound effects are softened. These performances are open to all but are designed to welcome people with an autistic spectrum condition, learning disability, dementia or sensory and communication disorders.

1 Support dogs are welcome 1 Accessible toilets available on

all levels

1 Wheelchair viewing spaces are

available in both performance spaces

1 Season brochures are available in

alternative formats

1 A hearing loop is available from

the Box Office counter – A £5 returnable deposit is required

1 Designated on street blue badge

CAPTIONED PERFORMANCES are offered on stated shows.

Essential Companion Scheme Companions can obtain a complimentary ticket once signed up to the Essential Companions Scheme. Please contact the Box Office to discuss or visit our access pages at carriageworkstheatre.co.uk.

parking can be found on Alexander Street, Rossington Street and Cookridge Street

Regular Classes Our Community Dances

Leeds Community Arts Network Thursdays: 7:30pm – 9pm

Lindy Hop

Fridays: 7pm – 9:45pm

Musical Theatre

On Stage Theatre Arts Academy Saturdays: 1pm – 4pm Age: 3-18

More information on all classes at Carriageworks Theatre can be found on our website

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Box Office Opening Times

Booking Information

Monday to Saturday: 10am – 6pm

Leeds Town Hall The Headrow Leeds LS1 3AD

City Centre Box Office:

Tickets are sold through Leeds City Centre Box Office at Leeds Town Hall, the Carriageworks Box Office and venue bars open 1 hour before the show start time. Tickets are sold subject to terms and conditions which can be viewed in full at carriageworkstheatre.co.uk/terms-conditions. All tickets are non-refundable.

0113 376 0318 carriageworkstheatre.co.uk

Booking fees are calculated at 6% of the value of the ticket and apply to all tickets. Our booking fees are included in the price stated, so there are no surprises at checkout. Concessions apply to over 60s, under 16s, unwaged, full time students and people who are registered disabled. Family Tickets consist of 4 tickets, with a maximum of 2 adults.

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Denotes seats with restricted view


MAY

VENUE

PRODUCTION

Tue 1

The Studio

JOHNNY & THE BAPTISTS

4

Main Auditorium

CHARLEY’S AUNT

4

Tue 8 – Wed 9

The Studio

OFFSIDE

Fri 11

The Studio

SKIP RAP BY ALAN ‘COOL’ CLAY WITH TESTAMENT

6&7

Sat 12

Main Auditorium

SPIN

6&7

Sat 12

The Studio

MIX TAPE

6&7

Sat 12

Main Auditorium

LINTON KWESI JOHNSON

6&7

Sun 13

The Studio

KNOW YOUR PLACE

6&7

Sun 13

The Studio

FRANKIE VAH

6&7

Main Auditorium

SISTER ACT

8

The Studio

ANDREW LAWRENCE: THE HAPPY ACCIDENT TOUR

8

Sun 20

Main Auditorium

TIM KEY: MEGADATE

9

Thu 24 – Sat 26

Main Auditorium

BLACKADDER II

9

Mon 28

Main Auditorium

WE ARE BRONTË

10

Mon 28

The Studio

PENGUINPIG

11

Thu 3 – Sat 5

Thu 17 – Sat 19 Fri 18

PAGE

5

JUNE The Studio

BRIGHT SPARKS

11

Sat 2

Main Auditorium

MOUTHPIECE

12

Wed 6 – Sat 9

Fri 1

Main Auditorium

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOUR DREAMCOAT

Sat 2

Workshop

NATURE STORIES WITH RICHARD SMYTH

14 & 15

Sat 2

Workshop

WRITING IN THE SECOND PERSON WITH LARA WILLIAMS

14 & 15

Sat 2

The Studio

PRIZE-WINNING COLLECTIONS WITH INFLUX PRESS

14 & 15

Sat 2

The Studio

THE ICE MIGRATION: PEEPAL TREE BOOK LAUNCHES

14 & 15

Sat 2

Workshop

STORIES ACROSS WORLDS WITH JACQUELINE CROOKS

14 & 15

Sat 2

Workshop

TRANSFORMATIVE FICTION WITH IRENOSEN OKOJIE

14 & 15

Sat 2

The Studio

STRIX MAGAZINE READING EVENT

14 & 15

Sun 3

Workshop

DEADLY FICTIONS WITH NAOMI BOOTH

14 & 15

Sun 3

Workshop

AN INTRODUCTION TO GHOST STORY WRITING WITH ADAM Z. ROBINSON

14 & 15

Sun 3

The Studio

THE SHORT STORY AND OUR WORLD

14 & 15

Thu 7

The Studio

BOUNCERS

13

Wed 13

Main Auditorium

SHH…BANG

16 & 17

Wed 13

The Studio

INSIDE

16 & 17

Thu 14

The Studio

KATIE’S BIRTHDAY PARTY

16 & 17

Thu 14

Main Auditorium

ME & MY BEE

16 & 17

Fri 15

The Studio

CLOUDTALES

16 & 17

Fri 15

Main Auditorium

MICHAEL ROSEN’S CHOCOLATE CAKE

16 & 17

Sat 16

Main Auditorium

THE MAN WHO PLANTED TREES

16 & 17

Sat 16

The Studio

A SQUARE WORLD

16 & 17

Main Auditorium

WEDDING SINGER

18

The Studio

ON BEHALF OF THE PEOPLE

19

Thu 5 – Sat 7

Main Auditorium

IN OUR ELEMENT

19

Wed 4 – Sat 7

The Studio

IT’S A MIRACLE & THE COLIN ATKINS STORY

20

Tue 19 – Sat 23 Fri 22

13

JULY

Whole Venue

MANORANJAN: A CELEBRATION OF INDIAN MUSIC AND DANCE

21

Mon 23

The Studio

NEW BRIGGATE BLUES

22

Mon 23 – Tue 24

Sat 14

Workshop

IMPROVISATION CHAMBER

Sat 28

Main Auditorium

EPIDEMIC

Mon 30 – Tue 31

Main Auditorium

THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE

23

Main Auditorium

AN EVENING WITH RODDY WOOMBLE, JOHN MCCUSKER & FRIENDS

25

22 24 & 25

AUGUST Fri 3 Aug

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Fri 23 Nov – Mon 31 Dec 2018

Contact us Carriageworks Theatre The Electric Press, Millennium Square, Leeds, LS2 3AD Box Office: 0113 376 0318 Email: carriageworks@leeds.gov.uk carriageworkstheatre.co.uk

Prices correct at time of print.

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