Saturday 27 October, from 7pm
During the summer we piloted 'Summer Sublets' a new scheme as part of Furnace, designed to bring West Yorkshire based artists into our spaces to develop new work. From July through to September we hosted seven residencies and saw seven exciting new projects begin to take shape. As part of Furnace, we're inviting you to see some of these early stage pieces as they continue to develop…
TheatreState: The Fanny Hill Project
Join TheatreState for their wicked re-telling of John Cleland's 'Fanny Hill, Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure.' An exploration of women's place in the media, foot fetishism and, of course, eighteenth century porn.
Theatre State present a work in progress which celebrates both our obsession with young women and the absurdity of their representation in print and television. The Fanny Hill Project asks, in a culture penned by patriarchy, can women ever define their own experiences?
by Sarah Wallis
Laridaeis a play about a fictitious Yorkshire village on the edge of falling into the sea, and a boy who is in love with his boat. Leeds based playwright Sarah Wallis spent time over the summer developing this new play with a director and group of performers in order to gently weave movement and objects into her writing process, and is now presenting a script in hand sharing of what was discovered.
This summer Simon Brewis, Matt Rogers and Gloria Lindh invited a group of men to join them for a week in working out what men might, should, or already do have to with feminism. They wanted to see what it meant to make a performance about their findings, and invited some people to come and see what they made at the end of each day. They drank a fair amount of tea. They talked. And they listened.
Simon, Matt and Gloria would now like to invite you to come back and join them as they share some of their thoughts and findings from that week. They're interested to find out whatyouthink about men and feminism, and about what they have made so far.
An Icy Man
by Matthew Bellwood
An Icy Manis a storytelling piece about the cold. On a winter's night, a woman goes out walking in the snow and encounters a stranger in a frozen field. The next morning, she wakes up and finds that everything has changed …
Matthew Bellwood is a Leeds-based storyteller, working primarily within the oral tradition.An Icy Manis an original piece that draws on Northern folklore and myths and legends about ice and snow.
*An Icy Man is performed for a limited capacity audience at 8.15pm and 8.45pm on Saturday 27 October.