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Kneehigh telling stories of Leeds

In preparation for the spectacular West Yorkshire Playhouse, Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse and Kneehigh co-production The Tin Drum, performed by Kneehigh in their inimitable storytelling style on the Quarry stage, Kneehigh artists Anna Maria Murphy and Dom Coyote have sought out inspirational stories from the people of Leeds as part of their Rambles project.

Meeting and walking around the city with individuals from the Playhouse’s Young People, Older People, Community and Theatre of Sanctuary (refugee and asylum seeker groups) programmes, Anna and Dom have gathered inspiring tales creating original songs, poems and moving postcards celebrating the city.

The songs and poems collected by Anna and Dom will be performed by a unique choir made up of individuals from Asmarina Voices (West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Theatre of Sanctuary Women’s Group), First Floor’s Friday Night Music (the Playhouse’s dedicated space for young people), and Heydays (West Yorkshire Playhouse’s creative arts programme for older people). This free event will be hosted in the Playhouse’s bar area at 6.45pm ahead of The Tin Drum on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 October.

Join us pre-show on Tuesday 24 and Friday 27 October at 6.30pm in the Priestley Room, as Anna and Dom will share a free storytelling performance inspired by the tales of Leeds collected from the Rambles.

Additional activity delivered by Kneehigh artists includes writing workshops, teacher CPD sessions and artist and facilitator CPD sessions running from 18 – 26 October. For more information please contact Ruth Hannant.

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