LEEDS PLAYHOUSE ANNOUNCES NEW SEASON
Leeds Playhouse today announces an exciting season of bold and diverse work for Autumn-Winter 2021/22, which celebrates everything theatre offers as a collective live experience – including new productions, compelling dramas, exciting collaborations and a magical adventure to bring the festive spirit to Leeds this Christmas.
Highlights include a stunning new staging of WENDY & PETER PAN taking audiences on a magical adventure to launch and celebrate the festive season in Leeds. There is also a bold, ambitious and wide-ranging programme of work involving an array of exciting creative partners and a reinvigorated commitment to diversity showcased by dynamic programming providing a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone to reconnect with the joy of live theatre
“The past year has made us truly appreciate the importance of theatre as a live shared experience,” said Artistic Director James Brining. “Our building is massively diminished when it’s not populated by artists, performers, storytellers, theatre-makers, colleagues, friends, participants, partners, supporters and audiences – all the people who make the Playhouse a vibrant hub of creativity for the city, the region and beyond.
“Leeds Playhouse was formed half a century ago as a theatre for the people and we have emerged from lockdown more determined than ever to honour and develop this ethos through our work, our reach and our welcome.
“Our Autumn-Winter Season reflects our enhanced ambitions and aspirations. We are working with a diverse range of partners – many from our home city – to present work that will appeal to the widest possible audience, to bring joy and entertainment, and to share the experience of live theatre safely.”
One of the first major productions is by Northern Ballet, the UK’s foremost narrative ballet company who present David Nixon OBE’s DANGEROUS LIAISONS (2 – 11 SEPTEMBER)pictured above, a story of sexual power, cruelty and deceit in 18th century France. This bodice-ripping ballet is set to Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia.
For further details of the programme, including bookings information visit leedsplayhouse.org.uk