Two of Yorkshire’s best known theatre companies are set to join forces with an exciting line-up of playwrights for an afternoon of brand-new short plays written for radio and performed in front of a live audience.
For the past 10 years Leeds based Slung Low have been running 15 Minutes Live and this time they will partner with acclaimed Bradford theatre company Freedom Studios, to commission six playwrights to write an original short play, to be recorded in front of a live audience at The Holbeck in Leeds on Saturday 10 July at 2pm.
15 Minutes Live, brings together original plays from some of the most exciting writers in Yorkshire and across the country, with on-stage sound effects, audience participation and live music woven into the performance. The audience will be guided through the riotous afternoon by the event’s lively compere.
This year’s line-up of writers is Tom Wells, (The Kitchen Sink, Bush Theatre, Me, As A Penguin, West Yorkshire Playhouse and Arcola Theatre and Associate Artist of Hull theatre company, Middle Child); Aina J Khan (London-based journalist, writer, playwright, and International Fellow at the New York Times); Ben Tagoe, (BAFTA nominated writer for Film, Television and Theatre. His writing credits include Coronation Street, ITV, Stan Lee’s Lucky Man and In the Long Run which starred Idris Elba. His theatre credits include When We Were Brothers, Freedom Studios); Leeds based actor-musician Claire-Marie Seddon (recently seen in the critically acclaimed Freedom studios production of Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile); Rani Moorthy (writer, performer and artistic director of Manchester based Rasa Productions Ltd) and Ray Sesay (Actor and workshop facilitator).
All the short plays will be recorded in the afternoon and will be made accessible for free download from Slung Low’s website shortly after. We have two tickets to offer a South Leeds Life reader in exchange for a review. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This article is taken from a press release.