Shows this month at Slung Low

After a great end to 2023 with The Gifting, Slung Low are back to presenting shows and workshops at The Warehouse In Holbeck.

Letters to Leeds will be the outcome of a Myth Making Workshop on Saturday 6 April at 1pm. Letters to Leeds is a collective exploration of Leeds. It’s a project that was born out of a love for Leeds, but also a confusion about what makes it great. The myth-making workshop consists of a series of creative thinking, writing and improvisation tasks that respond to Leeds-specific prompts.

Later on Saturday 6 April, Eleanor May Blackburn asks Does my F**** look big in this? Join Ellie as she navigates a class of 30 adolescents asking her anything about sex; and what happens when they go home? Does My Fanny Look Big in This? Tackles sex education, validates sexual anxiety, and deals with sexual trauma while answering questions you’ve always been a little too embarrassed to ask. Let’s explore the sexual world through spoken word, uncomfortable noises, an inflatable sex doll, (bad) singing, anxiety and a limerick (14+).

CHISHOLM FOR PRESIDENT! is a new soul musical by Zodwa Nyoni and Testament, inspired by Shirley Chisholm – the first black woman to run for US President. Through live music and performance, you’ll hear about the true story of a black women’s struggle against the political machine and her ground-breaking bid to become President in 1972. Expect an uplifting night of 70s inspired music, with actors performing alongside a full live band. Friday 12 April, 7:30pm.
The Ballad of the Underwater Daughter promises unhinged puppetry for adults and ages 14+ on Friday 26 April at 7:30pm.

Somewhere out there, in the murky no-man’s-land between reality and “are you pulling my leg?” there’s a mechanical island inhabited entirely by dads. The Ballad of the Underwater Daughter is a strange sort of odyssey. A woozy universe of messy minds and monstrously fishy metaphors. Overloaded with puppets, props and machines. It contains very strong language and exploding dads.

Looking ahead, the Slung Low Cabaret is back on Saturday 18 May at 7:30pm. Featuring music from Lucy Rafton and the Gilberteens, comedy from Joe Kent-Walters, special guests and all your favourite interactive cabaret games, the show is a fundraiser for the Lord Mayor’s Appeal for the Women’s Counselling & Therapy Service.

All these shows are pay-what-you-decide. Book your free ticket at www.slunglow.org/shows and once you’ve seen the show decide how much you want to pay. Slung Low’s Warehouse In Holbeck is on Crosby Street, LS11 9RQ.

 

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