WHERE YOUTH AND AGE TAKE TO THE STAGE
Leeds Playhouse will stage a unique intergenerational performance, Dinner 18:55 this February. Exploring experiences of loneliness and community amongst both older and younger generations, this brand new production questions why we no longer make time to sit down and share a meal and a conversation together in our increasingly busy lives.
Performed by a community ensemble from Leeds and the Leeds City Region, the Dinner 18:55 cast includes participants from Leeds Playhouse’s Older People’s Programme and Youth Programme, which form part of the Playhouse’s sector-leading Creative Engagement department. Working with over 10,000 people every year, the department is dedicated to using theatre to explore ideas about difference and togetherness through creative projects.
Using humour and music, the warm and moving Dinner 18:55 shares real stories, experiences, hopes and fears, sparking new exciting conversations between generations. Celebrating collaboration and community, the show shines a light on the performers both as individuals and an ensemble.
Dinner 18:55 plays in Leeds Playhouse’s Pop-Up theatre from 22 to 23 February.
Box office 0113 213 7700.