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Leeds Playhouse announces full summer programme

Jenna Russell as Edith Piaf
Jenna Russell as Edith Piaf

Leeds Playhouse has followed its announcement of three projects to mark its 50th anniversary this month by announcing a full summer season - plus a live pantomime for Christmas.

The programme features collaborations and local artists and companies with opportunities for audiences to enjoy live theatre between June and September, then looks forward to the panto – a spectacular version of Wendy & Peter Pan.

The season highlights include The Promise of a Garden (Quarry Theatre: August 18-21), a collaboration showcasing performance, dance, music and storytelling by older artists. There will also be collaborations with local companies on projects such as the Sondheim classic A Little Night Music (Quarry Theatre: Jun 26-Jul 17) with Opera North, and new play The Not So Ugly Sisters (Courtyard Theatre: June 2-5), with Wrongsemble and Red Ladder Theatre Company.

West End star Jenna Russell will play legendary French chanteuse Edith Piaf in Piaf (Courtyard Theatre: Jul 23-Aug 7), a co-production with Nottingham Playhouse.

Wendy & Peter Pan takes over the Playhouse for Christmas (Quarry Theatre: Nov 18-Jan 22), and will see the Quarry theatre transformed into Neverland for Ella Hickson’s reimagining of the classic family favourite.

“This is an important moment for us – and for the cultural life of the city – as we announce an exciting and inspiring season of work to add to the energising buzz around Leeds as it begins to reopen,” said James Brining, the Playhouse’s artistic director.

Tickets go on sale to the general public from May 6, and you can see full details of the entire season here


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