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Searching for the Heart of Leeds

  • Venue: Quarry Theatre
  • Other: Post Show Discussion Thur 21 June
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In a collision of music, movement, and the words of over 200 Leeds residents, two lost Loiners search for the one thing that makes Leeds Leeds.

The Playhouse’s very own Community Company, made up of 60 talented individuals onstage and off, will perform real stories gathered from our brilliant city and share their take on where to find the heart of Leeds.

Searching for the Heart of Leeds is choreographed by the internationally renowned Phoenix Dance Theatre, features a live community band and hosts community groups from across the city. From the award-winning director Alexander Ferris and written by BAFTA-nominated Mark Catley.

Join us for this epic closing show of the Quarry Theatre as we embrace and celebrate the city we all call home.

Come and take part!

We want to bring together a diverse group of volunteers aged 18+ to form a community company for this brand new play.

Audition for the Searching for the Heart of Leeds Community Company


Cast & Credits

Written by Mark Catley, inspired by the people of Leeds / Directed by Alexander Ferris / Movement by Phoenix Dance Theatre /


Book Tickets

Tue 19 Jun 18
07:30 PM
Wed 20 Jun 18
07:30 PM
Signed Performance
Thu 21 Jun 18
07:30 PM
Fri 22 Jun 18
07:30 PM
Sat 23 Jun 18
02:00 PM
Sat 23 Jun 18
07:30 PM
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 £2.50 will be applied to all phone and internet bookings.


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  • Signed - Signed
  • Audio Description - Audio Description
  • Relaxed Performance - Relaxed Performance
  • Dementia Friendly Performance - Dementia Friendly Performance
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