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  • Venue: Barber Studio
  • Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Age: 14+
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More Information on LESSONS OF LEAKING

Germany, 2021. Days before the people vote on leaving an estranged European Union, a young PR agent gets hold of top secret information. Its publication would have shocking consequences for Europe as a whole. To leak or not to leak? The audience enacts a political thriller and makes wide-ranging decisions between the conflicting priorities of democracy, transparency, freedom of speech and manipulation.

What would you choose?

Berlin-based machina eX is a group of young media and theatre artists designing immersive experiences somewhere between computer game, theatre and interactive installation. Lessons of Leaking is their latest participatory adventure.

Lessons of Leaking is presented as part of Transform 17, a festival of bold, local & international theatre

Location: West Yorkshire Playhouse, Barber Studio

Photo Credit: machina eX

Lessons of Leaking was produced for EUROPOLY, a European project for theatre and film by the Goethe-Institut in cooperation with Munich Kammerspiele, Onassis Cultural Centre Athens, Sirenos- Vilnius International Festival, Teatro Maria Matos Lisbon and Tiger Dublin
Fringe, in co-operation with Allianz Cultural Foundation. The show is a coproduction with HAU Hebbel am Ufer, FFT Düsseldorf, Gessnerallee Zürich, ROXY Birsfelden, Südpol Luzern, AUAWIRLEBEN Theaterfestival Bern, supported by Cultural administration of the state of Berlin, Fonds Darstellende Künste, Fachausschuss Tanz & Theater BS/BL, Migros Kulturprozent. Performances at Transform 17 made possible by the Goethe-Institut London and Goethe-Institut Vilnius.


For more information on Transform 17 click below to download the brochure
or visit transformfestival.org

Cast & Credits

Lessons of Leaking by machina eX


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Captioned Performance

Open captioning allows theatre goers with varying degrees of hearing to view the full text as it is spoken or sung, including sound effects and off stage noises. These appear on a scrolling screen, positioned on or at the side of the stage.

British Sign Language Interpreted

A Signed performance is the usual full production with the addition of a British Sign Language Interpreter who stands on the stage interpreting the show for Deaf attendees.

Audio Described

Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.

Relaxed Performance

A relaxed performance is a specially selected show from our programme, with slight adaptations to make it suitable for an audience of young people or adults with learning disabilities. This may include extra lighting, additional wheelchair spaces and the freedom to move to alternative seating if required.

Dementia-Friendly Performance

A relaxed performance with adaptations to technical aspects of the show, flexible seating options and a relaxed attitude to audience responses and movement in the auditorium. In our front of house space we will have a quiet room, clearer visual markers and signage, and additional staff and volunteers trained to sensitively and respectfully welcome people living with dementia and their supporters to this show.

Booking Fees:

*A transaction fee of £1.95 will be applied to all phone and internet bookings.


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