“This season is a thrilling culmination of all the work we do, both on stage and off. We have worked hard to present a season that reflects, inspires and entertains the communities we serve,” said Artistic Director James Brining.
After being brought to an untimely close by the pandemic in 2020, Leeds audiences are now being given an opportunity to see the new play – Maggie May (7–21 May). This extraordinary play is about an ordinary Leeds family balancing the challenges of daily life while living with dementia.
I Wanna Be Yours (29 April – 14 May)is a tender, funny and vibrant play by award-winning slam poet Zia Ahmed. It explores the knotty intricacies of sustaining a relationship across contemporary cultural divides through intimate fleeting moments, awkwardly comedic family encounters and achingly familiar arguments.
A Little Night Music (1–16 July) is a co-production with Opera North. Fuelled by a strong on-going partnership between the two Leeds organisations, this heartfelt, witty and romantic production features music and lyrics by the late great Stephen Sondheim.
The Playhouse also hosts touring productions:
Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of The Gruffalo, the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler (29-30 April).
In their 30th anniversary production, Northern Broadsides bring their bold, refreshing style to Shakespeare’s most musical and much-loved comedy for the very first time. As You Like It runs from 17-21 May.
For full details of the shows on at Leeds Playhouse go to: leedsplayhouse.org.uk
* In return for your tickets we ask that you write a review of the show that you’ve seen. To apply for tickets please email firstname.lastname@example.org telling us why you would like to see the show.
Photo: The original cast of Maggie May. Photo: Ellie Kurttz