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May – Aug 2019


Welcome to the Summer Season at Carriageworks Theatre

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We’re celebrating the start of summer with an array of theatre hand-picked just for you, with brand new touring productions, fringe favourites, colourful children’s theatre and interactive workshops.

Described as ‘revelatory, educational, inspiring’, the Northern Short Story Festival, now in its fourth year, is the North’s only dedicated Short Story Festival. Host to a diverse range of prizewinning publishers and authors, the festival will return to the theatre this June.

For younger audiences, we have two fantastic productions to inspire and delight; starting with a new show full of multi-coloured delights, Yellow is the Colour of Sunshine tells the story of two friends who learn to communicate about their feelings using words, sign language and dance.

Inspired by the first man in America to plead insanity as his defence, award-winning writer Camilla Whitehill and Strictly Arts examine the unspoken link between mental health and systemic racism. ‘Powerful and provocative’ Freeman uses breath-taking physical theatre, spoken word, gospel singing, shadow puppetry and more.

Set sail on a swashbuckling high sea adventure! Little Blue Monster theatre company returns to the Carriageworks Theatre with their hit show Pirate Pearl and the Big Blue Monster.

Multi-award-winning gig theatre, Electrolyte, powerfully explores mental health using spoken word and underscored by original music.


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.

In 2016, Blowfish Theatre made a musical about Boris Johnson and Brexit. Now they’re returning with a new updated version because an awful lot of politics has happened in Britain (you may have noticed). Boris the Musical 2: Brexit Harder is an entirely revised, updated and expanded show, with new music throughout with a whole lot more Jacob Rees Mogg. Can’t make it to this year’s Edinburgh Fringe? No problem. You can catch the fest’s biggest hits early at our Edinburgh Fringe Festival previews. With over 21 acts across one week, the Carriageworks Theatre brings you a series of work-in-progress comedy shows, featuring acts due to perform at the Festival.

The Venue 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. The venue bar is now open Monday to Saturday, with pop up events happening throughout the year.

Look out for Leeds CAN Devise, rehearse and perform a musical all in one week. Whether you were born to be on stage or this is your first step into the spotlight, join us for a fantastic five days creating and performing a brand-new show-stopping mystery musical. Make Musical Magic is the ideal summer school for musical enthusiasts aged 8–16!

We look forward to seeing you at the Carriageworks Theatre soon!

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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Leeds Gilbert and Sullivan Society presents

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Hailed as the perfect musical comedy, Guys & Dolls tells the classic musical tale of unscrupulous gamblers, sexy showgirls and highprincipled missionaries doing battle in the depraved streets of 1940s New York.

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PERFORMANCES Wed 1 May 7:30pm Thu 2 May 7:30pm Fri 3 May 7:30pm Sat 4 May 2:30pm, 7:30pm Tickets: £14 – £18 standard, £12 – £16 concessions

This sizzling New York story features some of Broadway’s greatest show-stopping tunes, including Luck be a Lady, Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat and Take Back Your Mink. Leeds Gilbert and Sullivan Society, now in its hundred and tenth year, has an award-winning reputation for staging outstanding quality musicals and operettas. 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.


New Perspectives present

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By Aki Kaurismäki Adapted for stage and director by Jack McNamara One minute you know who you are. The next minute your mind’s a blank slate... The lives of an eclectic community living in abandoned shipping containers are thrown upside down when a mysterious man arrives. With no memory of his name or former life, they begin to help him to find his feet. Whilst a daily serving of soup from a local charity worker begins to nourish his heart and soul, the surprise rediscovery of his past puts his new life in jeopardy. Following on from the success of Lars Von Trier’s The Boss of it All (‘Terrific!’ The Guardian), Jack McNamara cleverly adapts this Cannes Grand Prix award-winning film comedy by one of Finland ’s greatest modern storytellers.

‘A delicious blend of hilarity and heartbreak’ ROLLING STONE ON KAURISMÄKI’S FILM

Ages: 12+ PERFORMANCE Mon 6 May 7:30pm Tickets: £12 standard, £9 concessions

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Cosmopolitan Players present

Ben Hur MAIN AUDITORIUM

They said it was unachievable. They said it couldn’t be done. But now the greatest book ever penned is brought to the stage by a towering team of actors, turning the Carriageworks Theatre into one of the most authentic versions of Ancient Rome ever seen. Complete with stunning combat (featuring the latest 3D technology!), a 103% bona fide chariot race (with REAL chariots!), and an authentic sea battle (with REAL water!), Ben Hur is the epic comedy set to stir your very soul. This amateur production of Ben Hur is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.

PERFORMANCES Thu 9 May 7:30pm Fri 10 May 7:30pm Sat 11 May 1pm, 5pm Tickets: £15 standard, £13 concessions

Leeds Arts Centre presents

No Exit THE STUDIO

‘Hell is just... other people’ Jean-Paul Sartre’s existential masterpiece No Exit follows the fates of three damned souls who find themselves beyond death in a drawing room. They have been carefully selected to produce a cruel and personalised afterlife situation. They facilitate their own Hell as they struggle for autonomy, penance, and the desire for escape. For them. For eternity. Amateur production presented by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.

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PERFORMANCES Wed 8 May 8pm Thu 9 May 8pm Fri 10 May 8pm Sat 11 May 8pm Tickets: £13.49 standard, £10 concessions


Carriageworks Theatre and Leeds Community Arts Network presents

WORKSHOP

Led by improvisation professional Kate McCabe, this two-day course is designed for actors who wish to use improv skills to bolster their stage work. Students will learn how to think on their feet, connect with their characters, and support each other on stage and as an ensemble. We’ll learn fun Whose Line is it Anyway-style improv games. Plus, we’ll also look at exercises that help you strengthen your connection to your fellow players, see the ‘bigger picture’ in any scene, build confidence, and be braver on stage. The course will culminate in a showcase immediately following the second session.

DATES Sat 11 May 10am – 4pm Sat 18 May 10am – 4pm Tickets: £20

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Strictly Arts Theatre Company present

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Inspired by the first man in America to plead insanity as his defence, award-winning writer Camilla Whitehill and Strictly Arts examine the unspoken link between mental health and systemic racism. Throughout time and across waters, from William Freeman to Sarah Reed, six true stories are threaded together and told through physical theatre, spoken word, gospel singing, shadow puppetry and more. History is bound to repeat itself when the thumb is permanently bearing down on the loop button, so has anything really changed?

‘Freeman is a revelation, a piece of stunning physical theatre’ THE GUARDIAN

‘Outstanding artistic courage’ BROADWAY BABY

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PERFORMANCES Tue 14 May 7:30pm Wed 15 May 7:30pm Tickets: £16 standard, £12 concessions, £13 restricted view, groups (4+) £14pp


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tutti frutti present

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Yoshi and Hani are as different as chalk is to cheese: One big, one small. One noisy, one quiet.

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Yellow is the Colour of Sunshine is a charming new play about two friends who learn to communicate about their feelings. A story told by three performers; using words, BSL and dance.

Side by side they play by the blue sea, run through the green fields and dance in the yellow sunshine. But one day the sky turns grey and everything starts to change...

Award-winning writer Brendan Murray collaborates with tutti frutti to bring you a show full of beautiful multi-coloured delights, for children to think about, be inspired by and enjoy.

Will the sun ever come out again?

Ages: 3+

PERFORMANCES Sat 18 May 11am, 2pm Tickets: £10.50 standard, £9.50 concessions, groups (4+) £9 each

FREE

PRE-SHOW ACTIVITY HOUR


Tangram Theatre presents

A Hundred Different Words for Love THE STUDIO

By James Rowland Directed by Daniel Goldman

Three years ago, James met the love of his life. A year ago, they broke up. This is James’s story of falling in love and landing broken hearted. It’s also about him being Best Man of Honour at Sarah and Emma’s wedding. And it’s the story of a quest: to find the right words to make sense of love. A hilarious, heart-lifting story of romance, despair, and friendship – from one of the UK’s most acclaimed storytellers. Featuring live music, heart-ache, belly-laughs and lots and lots of words. Winner of the VAULT Festival Best Show Award 2017, this is the follow up to James’ acclaimed, national sell-out tour Team Viking.

‘A master storyteller’ Beside Ourselves Collective present

Just Don’t Do It THE STUDIO

Christian youth camp 1999 and it’s time for the sex talk! Enthusiastic youth leaders Trish and Tash explain how to save yourself until marriage; it’s as simple as just don’t do it, right?

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‘Bittersweet – beautifully written’ THE STAGE

‘A triumph – will find a way to break (and mend) your heart’ BROADWAY BABY

Two clowns and their singing vagina (puppets!) take a surreal journey into the modern church’s approach to sex, celibacy and female sexual desire. Ages: 14+ Join Beside Ourselves Collective for their Introduction to Clowning workshop, running in conjunction with the show. Book a combi ticket and get £5 off the workshop! Please see the website for more details.

PERFORMANCES Thu 23 May 7:30pm Fri 24 May 7:30pm Tickets: £13 standard, £11 concessions

PERFORMANCE Sat 25 May 7:45pm Tickets: £13 standard

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A Little Blue Monster production

FREE

PRE-SHOW ACTIVITY HOUR

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Pirate Pearl lives aboard the good ship Mirabel with her crusty old shipmate – Grandpa Bert. One day, she finds a stowaway aboard the ship. It’s a little blue monster. But little monsters grow into big greedy monsters – and this one wants his DINNER. There’s trouble ahead for Pirate Pearl! With songs, puppets and live music, this fantastic family show will have you singing along, dancing in the aisles and laughing till your sides split. Ages: 3–11

‘Packs charm in bucket loads’ THE STAGE ONLINE (ON PREVIOUS PRODUCTION)

‘Magical storytelling’ THE PRIMARY TIMES (ON PREVIOUS PRODUCTION)

PERFORMANCES Mon 27 May 11am, 2pm Tickets: £10.50 standard, £9.50 concessions, groups (4+) £9 each

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Speakers From The Edge present

Mark Beaumont – Around the World in 80 Days MAIN AUDITORIUM

Mark Beaumont set out to make this Victorian fiction a two wheeled reality. Having smashed the circumnavigation cycling World Record twice in his career, he now holds this 18,000 mile title in a time of 78 days and 14 hours, averaging 240 miles a day. Over the past decade Mark’s epic documentaries have taken viewers to over 100 countries, into the Arctic, the high mountains and around the Commonwealth, also surviving capsize in the mid-Atlantic. Join Mark as he presents his new talk to offer a fascinating insight into his career of adventure, accompanied by new short films and photography. PERFORMANCE Wed 29 May 7:30pm Tickets: £17 standard

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Fri 31 May – Sun 2 June

Saturday day ticket: £30 Weekend ticket: £50

Friday 31 May

Saturday 1 June

THE STUDIO

Stalls with books, small press publishers, magazines, short story collections, and art.

Flash Fiction Slam with Benjamin Judge and Tania Hershman Five minutes, one story. Can you tell a complete story in less time than it takes to hard-boil an egg? Take the floor and maybe you could end up in our illustrious Flash Fiction Hall of Fame! For full details on how to enter, see bigbookend.co.uk/nssf 7:30pm / Tickets: £4

Festival Hub

11am – 4pm / Free

Writing the Award-winning Contemporary Short Story with Michael Stewart WORKSHOP

There are more competitions and awards for short fiction than there have ever been, from big hitters such as The Short Story Award to the BBC National Short Story Awards, to smaller players. This workshop looks at a range of winning stories in the context of creating your own work of fiction. In this workshop we'll use inspirational exercises and explore craft and technique. 10am – 12noon / Tickets: £14

Flash Fiction with a Dash of Science with Tania Hershman WORKSHOP

Flash fiction, the tiniest of short stories, can be an ideal place to experiment – and who does experimentation better than scientists! In this workshop we will plunder science for its treasures – from delicious scientific words to the oddnesses of the scientific method – to inspire new flash fictions. 10am – 12noon / Tickets: £14

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‘We Were Strangers’ Reading THE STUDIO

Formed in 1976 in Salford, Joy Division is one of the most influential and best-loved bands Britain has produced. They developed a unique sound and style that made them one of the pioneers of the late1970s post-punk movement. The We Were Strangers anthology (Confingo publishing) delivers a thoughtful, absorbing and intense response almost 40 years on.

‘These collected stories are achingly modern’ THE GUARDIAN

12:45pm – 1:30pm / Tickets: £4

In Your Place with Courttia Newland WORKSHOP

Writing rich place description not only creates a heightened experience for the reader but is a powerful tool in moving your story forward. Through practical examples and exercises, the novelist, playwright, screenwriter Courttia Newland shows that when the character is the vehicle and emotions the fuel, place and setting become the character’s landscape, helping to reveal your story’s themes and intentions. 2pm – 4pm / Tickets: £14

Credible and Compelling Writing with C G Menon WORKSHOP

This workshop focuses on creating believable characters and settings. Through a series of writing exercises, you’ll learn how real life people and places can be successfully mined for short fiction. We’ll also explore techniques for evoking characters who live beyond the page. 2pm – 4pm / Tickets: £14

Resist! Stories of Uprising (Comma Press) THE STUDIO

Building on the success of Comma’s previous project, Protest, this anthology challenges 20 acclaimed authors to get under the skin of key moments of British protest. Working closely with historians, crowd scientists, and activists, these stories reimagine events through the eyes of the people involved, and take in every form of resistance. 4:30pm – 5.15pm / Tickets: £4

Sunday 2 June True Stories with Barney Bardsley WORKSHOP

Memoir is a compelling and intimate form of nonfiction. Everyone loves a personal story, powerfully told. In this workshop we’ll create three short pieces of writing, using three of the elements that make up a strong memoir: incident, relationship, and atmosphere, with an experienced writer of the genre. 11am – 1pm / Tickets: £14

Getting Personal with Sarah Dunnakey WORKSHOP

The personal columns of old newspapers are full of cryptic half-stories, ‘what ifs?’ and jumping off points for the imagination. This workshop will help you create and develop characters and stories using real-life adverts and other historical documents as prompts. 11am – 1pm / Tickets: £14

Northern Short Story Festival Academy Showcase THE STUDIO

This year, the Northern Short Story Festival is proud to support and develop 12 new short story writers. Featuring prizewinning short story writers, Pushcart nominees, a Best of British Short Stories author, and Poetry Slam champions, and a guest reading by Naomi Booth, come along to hear what makes our Academy members so special. 1:30pm – 2:30pm / Tickets: £4

Creatives Mixer MILLENNIUM BAR

Are you an artist or maker living in Leeds? Whether you’re a film maker, an artist, knitter, app maker, or short story writer, join us for this ‘Speed Dating’ event where you will meet other creatives in a fun and relaxed environment. 3pm – 4:30pm / Free

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Diva Productions present

The Phantom of the Opera MAIN AUDITORIUM

The Phantom of the Opera tells the tragic love story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, exercising a reign of terror over all who inhabit it. This disfigured musical genius falls madly in love with an innocent young soprano, Christine, and devotes himself to creating a new star by nurturing her extraordinary talents and by employing all of the devious methods at his command. Adapted from Gaston Leroux’s classic novel of mystery and suspense, The Phantom of the Opera features some of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most haunting, iconic and spellbinding music including, All I Ask of You, Think of Me, Music of the Night, Masquerade and the infamous title song The Phantom of the Opera. Youth Group Production.

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PERFORMANCES Wed 5 Jun 7:30pm Thu 6 Jun 7:30pm Fri 7 Jun 7:30pm Sat 8 Jun 2pm, 7:30pm Tickets: £27.50 standard, £24.99 restricted view, £24.99 concessions (Wed and Sat Matinee only)

So Comedy and Broken Robot Productions present

Ashley Blaker and Imran Yusuf Prophet Sharing MAIN AUDITORIUM

Two great religions. Two great comedians. The descendants of Abraham may have gone their separate ways but now stand-up comedian friends Ashley Blaker and Imran Yusuf – both stars of their own BBC shows – are joining forces in the most-unlikely double-act since Kermit and Miss Piggy (who neither Ashley and Imran can eat!) Originally brought together by a passion for the same football team, the pair are travelling the UK uniting people of every faith and none for an evening of laughter. PERFORMANCE Tue 11 June 7:30pm Tickets: £16 standard, £14 concessions


ELECTROLYTE

PERFORMANCES Wed 12 Jun 7:30pm Thu 13 Jun 7:30pm Tickets: £15 standard, £12.50 concessions

TO DO LIST

‘Unstoppable performance’

VOICE MAG

‘A sense of powerful hope’

BROADWAY BABY

‘This is what it must have felt like when audiences first watched Shakespeare’

The Scotsman), Written in spoken word poetry and underscored by original music ranging from ‘blasts of sound to lyrical sweetness’ ( this ‘unstoppable’ production is performed by six multi-instrumentalists who seamlessly integrate live music with expert storytelling. Electrolyte is the winner of the Mental Health Fringe Award, The Stepladder Award, The LET Award, The Voice Mag Pick of The Fringe Award and the Pleasance Best Newcomer Award 2018.

Set in Leeds, Electrolyte is a multi-award-winning piece of gig theatre that powerfully explores mental health for a contemporary audience.

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W I L D C A R D present

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Sarah Keyworth Dark Horse THE STUDIO

You’ve seen her on Comedy Central, you’ve seen her on the BBC. Now see 2018 Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominee and Nottingham-born rising star Sarah Keyworth’s debut hour. Join Sarah as she tells you about her life with an important little girl and her battle against every expectation of what being a girl means. Think Girls Just Wanna Have Fun but British, deadpan and in no way similar. Tour support for Dane Baptiste, Stewart Francis and Kerry Godliman. Funny Women runner-up.

‘Charming’ INDEPENDENT

‘Excellently deadpan’ HUFFINGTON POST

‘I liked that joke about her fanny’ SARAH MILLICAN

‘A complete breath of fresh air’ EDFEST

Rachael Swann School of Dance presents

Standing Ovation MAIN AUDITORIUM

Pupils from the Rachael Swann School of Dance never fail to delight audiences with their talents and beautiful costumes. The pupils will perform numbers to favourite tunes featuring Ballet, Tap, Modern, Acrobatics and Musical Theatre. There is certainly entertainment for everyone, featuring talented performers from the local area.

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PERFORMANCE Thu 13 Jun 8pm Tickets: £10.60 standard

PERFORMANCES Sat 15 Jun 2pm, 7:30pm Tickets: £12 standard, £10 concessions


LIDOS presents

Leeds Arts Centre presents

Footloose

The Mill on the Floss

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One of the most explosive move musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results.

By Helen Edmundson Adapted from the novel by George Eliot

When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn’t prepared for are the rigorous local edits, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town’s youth. To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony nominated top 40 score, LIDOS brings you the classic hits - including Holding Out for a Hero, Almost Paradise, Let’s Hear it for the Boy and the unforgettable title track, Footloose! An amateur production by arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe.

PERFORMANCES Tue 18 Jun 7pm Wed 19 Jun 7pm Thu 20 Jun 7pm Fri 21 Jun 7pm Sat 22 Jun 1pm, 6pm Tickets: £17 standard, £15 concessions, £12 opening night

George Eliot’s novel was published in 1860, but is no drawing-room affair of manners. Maggie Tulliver is intelligent, wilful and passionate. Her brother Tom is practical and unforgiving. As Maggie struggles to find her place in the world, we follow her desperate attempts to please others while remaining true to herself. Amateur production presented by arrangement with Nick Hern Books.

PERFORMANCES Thu 27 Jun 7:30pm Fri 28 Jun 7:30pm Sat 29 Jun 7:30pm Tickets: £13.49 standard, £10 concessions

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Blowfish Theatre presents

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Praise for Boris the Musical (2017 production). In 2016, Blowfish Theatre made a musical about Boris Johnson ‘Boris and his Johnson in full view’ and Brexit. They thought it wouldn’t NOW THEN MAGAZINE last the summer. It won’t be their ‘In the best satirical traditions of last mistake. Now completely revised and updated, it’s longer, blonder, worser, it’s... Boris the Musical 2: Brexit Harder. Join us on a journey from Eton to Brexit 2019 in song!

That Was The Week That Was and The Frost Report. Whilst it has some painful messages to deliver, it does so with unapologetic irreverence’ MUSICAL THEATRE REVIEW

‘Makers of truly contemporary theatre... Blowfish is strikingly youthful and splendidly co-operative. Boris the Musical is pacy, irreverent, rude and very funny’ THE REVIEWS HUB

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PERFORMANCE Sun 30 Jun 7:30pm Tickets: £14 standard, £12 concessions


RBM Comedy presents

THE STUDIO

This Summer, the best acts on the comedy circuit will preview their brand new shows at the Carriageworks Theatre, big name comics and exciting emerging talents present a variety of stand-up, character, political and improvised comedy sets. Mon 1 July 7pm Stephen Carlin 8:15pm Mark Simmons 9:30pm John Hastings

Fri 5 July 7pm Steve Bugeja 8:15pm Olga Koch 9:30pm Tom Houghton

Tue 2 July 7pm Jack Gleadow 8:15pm Ian Smith 9:30pm Lois Mills

Sat 6 July 7pm Rahul Kohli 8:15pm Harriet Braine 9:30pm Peter Brush

Wed 3 July 7pm Carl Donnelly 8:15pm Elliot Steel 9:30pm Mitch Benn

Sun 7 July 7pm Sukh Ojla 8:15pm Josh Berry 9:30pm Chris Washington

Thu 4 July 7pm Saskia Preston 8:15pm Will Mars 9:30pm Alun Cochrane

Tickets: £5 per show, 3 shows in 1 day: £12 3 day ticket (9 shows total): £30

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Tales from Paradise Heights present

The Haunting of Blaine Manor MAIN AUDITORIUM

England, 1953. Renowned American parapsychologist Doctor Roy Earle, famous for discrediting hauntings and exposing fake mediums, is invited to attend a seance in what is said to be the most haunted building in England, a building with a horrific history, Blaine Manor. Even the locals won’t set foot there, as all who walk within those grounds will be cursed. But his arrival at the manor has awoken something, something horrific within the walls. As a raging storm closes off Blaine Manor from the outside world, Earle and the others find that what is waiting there is not nearly as horrific as what has entered with him... Ages: 12+

PERFORMANCE Sat 6 Jul 7:30pm Tickets: £10 standard, £8 concessions 20% discount for groups of 10+

Leeds Youth Opera presents

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The award-winning Leeds Youth Opera presents Die Fledermaus – a 3 Act operetta by Johann Strauss. Die Fledermaus (The Bat) fizzes with double crosses, practical jokes and romance. Set in the roaring 20s, the tale of Dr Falke’s payback for his mischievous friend Einstein, involves a night of confusion, masquerade and intrigue. Einstein is kept on his toes... A night of pleasure, champagne, flirtation and dance is followed by a morning of confusion, revelation and laughter.

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PERFORMANCES Wed 10 Jul 7:30pm Thu 11 Jul 7:30pm Fri 12 Jul 7:30pm Sat 13 Jul 7:30pm Tickets: £12 – £19 standard, £9 – £16 concessions, £50 family, students half price Wed and Thu


WCGC present

Wakefield Community Gospel Choir Does Motown MAIN AUDITORIUM

Join Wakefield Community Gospel Choir for a fantastic night filled with your Motown favourites, with arrangements by our acclaimed Musical Director, Rachel Modest. From Stevie to Smokey, Martha to Marvin, you’re sure to find something to keep you dancing ‘All Night Long’ if you love the classics from this iconic era, in this Motown’s 60th Year. WCGC,, a secular choir that has been together since 1997, performing the best of soul, pop and gospel. Made up of members from across West Yorkshire performing at numerous venues, including a recent performance on BBC Look North.

PERFORMANCE Sat 20 Jul 7:30pm Tickets: £16 standard, £14 concessions

Carriageworks Theatre and Leeds Community Arts Network present

Work with award-winning industry professionals to create a new musical performance of your own. You’ll have a week jam-packed with singing, acting and dancing and will have the chance to write your own musical numbers. The week will also include exclusive access to the Main Auditorium in the Carriageworks Theatre to work on technical theatre skills and will culminate in a performance of your musical on the stage. The final showcase performance for parents and friends will take place at 6pm on Fri 16 Aug. Ages: 8–16

Mon 12 Aug 10am – 3pm Tue 13 Aug 10am – 3pm Wed 14 Aug 10am – 3pm Thu 15 Aug 10am – 3pm Fri 16 Aug 10am – 7pm Tickets: £100

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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 2019/20 auditions please contact: Ruth Cooper ruth.cooper@leeds.gov.uk 07891 272410

By CYTM and Ruth Cooper

TEN STORIES MAIN AUDITORIUM

Carriageworks Theatre are proud to host our Young Theatre Makers performing a series of original performances to celebrate 10 years of this very special youth theatre. CYTM develops young people’s skills as actors, writers and directors through offering them the opportunity to create imaginative, original theatre which tells the stories they want to tell. Ambitious and inventive, TEN STORIES is by turns thought-provoking, witty and moving and puts the Young Theatre Makers’ voices firmly centre stage. Join us for the culmination of CYTM 2018-19 and for the 10th original main stage production by our talented, insightful Young Theatre Makers.

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PERFORMANCES Sat 27 July 2.30pm, 7.30pm Tickets: £8 standard, £6 concessions


Experience ‘Art in the Dark’ as the spectacular Light Night Leeds returns for its 15th edition on 10 & 11 October 2019

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www.lightnightleeds.co.uk

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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 family friendly venue. Below are some of the steps we take to be as accessible for children and young people as we can.

1 Free 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 Breastfeeding mothers are welcome 1 Children under one year old are admitted free

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Access Information

We Offer

Our facilities include:

1 Level entrances with

automatic doors

1 Lift to Main Auditorium, balconies,

and The Studio

1 Accessible toilets on every level 1 Support dogs are welcome 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

1 Designated on street Blue Badge

BSL PERFORMANCES for British Sign Language users on stated shows. 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.

Essential Companion Scheme Companions can obtain a complimentary ticket once signed up to the Essential Companion 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 The Yorkshire School of Acting Leeds Community Arts Network Mondays: 6pm – 8pm

Lindy Hop

Musical Theatre

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

Fridays: 7pm – 9:45pm More information on all classes at Carriageworks Theatre can be found on our website

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Box Office Information

Contact Us Carriageworks Theatre The Electric Press Millennium Square Leeds LS2 3AD

Monday to Saturday: 10am – 6pm Tickets are sold through Leeds City Centre Box Office at Leeds Town Hall and from the Carriageworks Theatre on-site Box Office (open from 1 hour before the show start time).

City Centre Box Office Leeds Town Hall The Headrow Leeds LS1 3AD

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. 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.

0113 376 0318 carriageworkstheatre.co.uk

Concessions apply to over 60s, under 16s, unwaged, full time students and people who are registered disabled.

Prices correct at time of print.

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K

J

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

J

H

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

H

11 12 13 14

G

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

G

11 12 13 14

9 10

F

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

F

7

6 5

C

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

B

4 3 2 1

1

4 3 1

1

N

A1

2

2

5

C

5

4

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

3

D

2

9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

E

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

9 10

3

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

8

15 16

4

E

B

P

A2

D

7

8

8

6

7

A1

7

9 10 11

15 16

6

8

N

A2

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M

19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38

P

5

Denotes seats with restricted view.

N

6

30

T

N

P

P


MAY

VENUE

PRODUCTION

Wed 1 – Sat 4 Main Auditorium GUYS AND DOLLS Mon 6 Main Auditorium THE MAN WITHOUT A PAST

PAGE 4 5

Thu 9 – Sat 11 Main Auditorium BEN HUR

6

The Studio

NO EXIT

6

Workshop

IMPROV FOR ACTORS

7

Wed 8 – Sat 11 Sat 11 & Sat 18

Tue 14 – Wed 15 Main Auditorium FREEMAN Sat 18 Main Auditorium YELLOW IS THE COLOUR OF SUNSHINE

9 10

Thu 23 – Fri 24

The Studio

JUST DON’T DO IT

11

Sat 25

The Studio

A HUNDRED DIFFERENT WORDS FOR LOVE

11

Mon 27 Main Auditorium PIRATE PEARL AND THE BIG BLUE MONSTER

12/13

Wed 29 Main Auditorium MARK BEAUMONT – AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS

12/13

FLASH FICTION SLAM WITH BENJAMIN JUDGE AND TANIA HERSHMAN

Fri 31

The Studio

JUNE

VENUE

Sat 1

Workshop

WRITING THE AWARD-WINNING CONTEMPORARY SHORT STORY WITH MICHAEL STEWART

14

Sat 1

Workshop

FLASH FICTION WITH A DASH OF SCIENCE WITH TANIA HERSHMAN

14

Sat 1

The Studio

‘WE WERE STRANGERS’ READING

14

Sat 1

Workshop

IN YOUR PLACE WITH COURTTIA NEWLAND

14

Sat 1

Workshop

CREDIBLE AND COMPELLING WRITING WITH C G MENON

14

Sat 1

The Studio

RESIST! STORIES OF UPRISING (COMMA PRESS)

14

Sun 2

Workshop

TRUE STORIES WITH BARNEY BARDSLEY

15

Sun 2

Workshop

GETTING PERSONAL WITH SARAH DUNNAKEY

15

Sun 2

The Studio

NORTHERN SHORT STORY FESTIVAL ACADEMY SHOWCASE

15

Sun 2

Millennium Bar

PRODUCTION

CREATIVES MIXER

Wed 5 – Sat 8 Main Auditorium THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Tue 11 Main Auditorium ASHLEY BLAKER AND IMRAN YUSUF: PROPHET SHARING Wed 12 – Thu 13 Main Auditorium ELECTROLYTE Thu 13

The Studio

SARAH KEYWORTH: DARK HORSE

Sat 15 Main Auditorium STANDING OVATION Tue 18 – Sat 22 Main Auditorium FOOTLOOSE Thu 27 – Sat 29 Main Auditorium THE MILL ON THE FLOSS Sun 30 Main Auditorium BORIS THE MUSICAL JULY Mon 1 – Sun 7

VENUE The Studio

PRODUCTION EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL PREVIEWS

Sat 6 Main Auditorium THE HAUNTING OF BLAINE MANOR Wed 10 – Sat 13 Main Auditorium DIE FLEDERMAUS Sat 20 Main Auditorium WAKEFIELD COMMUNITY GOSPEL CHOIR DOES MOTOWN Sat 27 Main Auditorium TEN STORIES AUGUST Mon 12 – Fri 16

VENUE Workshop

PRODUCTION MAKE MUSICAL MAGIC!

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A magical pantomime adventure

FRI 22 NOV 2019 – SAT 4 JAN 2020

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