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Yearly Archives: 2014

Table @ the Workshop Theatre

Congratulations to Scarlett Mulraine-Simkin and Lydia Paulett on the opening of their production of Table, by Tanya Ronder. A packed house watched a fantastic performance by the ensemble cast of eleven performers, taking on thirty roles and coming up with a thoroughly enjoyable evening of theatre. Extra seats have been squeezed in to Studio 1 […]

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Table tickets on sale now

‘Go on then, table, speak. You tell us, you were there, you’ve always been there.’ Tickets are now on sale for the Workshop Theatre production of Table by Tanya Ronder. Directed by Scarlett Mulraine-Simkin and Lydia Paulett, Table crosses six generations and features eleven performers, thirty characters and one very special piece of furniture. Crossing oceans and time […]

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DugOut Theatre in Leeds 1 night only!

‘An accomplished piece of theatre; beautifully executed, go see. These are very, very funny men.’ ★★★★★ (Broadway baby)   DugOut Theatre, formed a few years ago by students in the School of English, are bringing their latest production, Inheritance Blues, to the West Yorkshire Playhouse on Saturday 11 Oct (for one night only). 5 years on from their […]

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WT Production 2014: Auditions 6th & 7th October

Table by Tanya Ronder Six generations, nine performers, thirty characters and one very special piece of furniture. Crossing oceans and time Tanya Ronder’s thrilling play is a story of love, loss, life and death, seen through many eyes but with one constant that anchors these stories and ties them all together. We will be holding […]

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Next Week at the WT: Concientious

Concientious Pillbox Theatre 1/10/2014 – 2/10/2014 by Adam Z Robinson Rebekah has just landed her first job. Young, keen and conscientious, she’s everything they should want. but Rebekah’s dream job is turning into a nightmare. Desperate, she turns for help to the ideals of her hero, her great-grandfather, a First World War conscientious objector. When […]

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Ubu and the Truth Commission

  We were delighted to learn of Jane Taylor’s success with the recent production of Ubu and the Truth Commission at the Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh. Jane Taylor is director of the Workshop Theatre and links to two sample reviews are pasted below. http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/arts/stage/article4190516.ece?shareToken=9d130410c23341c9794856ca01921dd4   http://www.scotsman.com/what-s-on/theatre-comedy-dance/eif-theatre-review-ubu-and-the-truth-commission-1-3525433   Share on Facebook

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Former Student Mike Bartlett in the Guardian

Mike Bartlett: How I wrote King Charles III Photograph: Tristram Kenton for the Guardian The idea for King Charles III arrived in my imagination with the form and content very clear, and inextricably linked. It would be a play about the moment Charles takes the throne, and how his conscience would lead him to refuse to […]

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Aireborne Theatre head up to the Fringe

Hosting pre-production for the Edinburgh Fringe is something of a tradition at the Workshop Theatre and this year is no exception. We have two companies hard at work, both with close ties to the WT, but with cast and crew from all over the campus. Catherine de Mello is producing RATS, while Alex Hargreaves and […]

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Former WT Student, Laura Rollins joins the cast of Doctors.

Doctors bosses have cast actress Laura Rollins as a new nurse for the show, Digital Spy confirmed this weekend.Rollins has landed the regular role of Ayesha Lee, who will join The Mill in the autumn and shake things up for the existing staff members. Read more: http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/soaps/s16/doctors/news/a585168/doctors-laura-rollins-joins-show-as-new-regular-ayesha-lee.html#~oKDJn92F54goti#ixzz385sYZ8s3   Speaking to Digital Spy at the launch of Pentahotel Birmingham this week, Rollins revealed: “Ayesha […]

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Unheard Voices

The website for Jan Perry’s Heritage Lottery funded community project ‘Unheard Voices- The Civilian Experience of the First World War’ is now live. www.unheardvoices.co.uk The filmed ‘Voices’ are Archie Asquith Dalton, JR Dawson, Mary Cooper, Ella Lethem, Nell Hague. The other ‘Voices’ are script in hand readings filmed live during the two performance nights. www.unheardvoices.co.uk […]

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The Chaos before the Storm…

Anyone brave enough to set foot in the Workshop Theatre over the past few weeks couldn’t fail to notice the tension in the air and the chaos on the ground. An unfortunate, first-year student naively tried to book some rehearsal space a few days ago… the third-years still won’t say what they did with the […]

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For Their Own Good – Untied Artists

Can the way we kill animals tell us anything about how we deal with our own demise? With unflinching honesty and an eerily detached workmanship, two knackermen investigate the pitfalls of being high up the evolutionary chain.   Combining puppetry, new writing and documentary material, Fringe First 2013 award winner, For Their Own Good tells […]

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A day of Pinter at the WT – Friday 14 March – Converse’s Betrayal and Harry Burton’s workshop

I knew members of Converse Theatre Company at University. When I drifted into academia and they towards arts and arts management, I kept in touch. Later, when I was a youthful Lecturer of Theatre Studies at the Bolton Institute of Higher Education, I invited the company to bring their original production of Pinter’s Betrayal to […]

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The Infant

The Infant by Oliver Lansley is opening tonight in Studio 1. This Workshop Theatre production is directed and produced by Elen Gibbons and Malak El-Gonemy.  Tickets are available online at: http://www.leedstickets.com/eventinfo/4202/The-Infant VENUE: THE WORKSHOP THEATRE DOORS: 7.30PM CURFEW: 9.30PM PRICE(S): CONCESSION £3.50, FULL £5.50 – ALL PRICES INCLUDE BOOKING FEE OF £0.50 PER TICKET Are we paranoid? […]

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Rachel Mars – The Way You Tell Them

‘A love letter to comedy by someone who wants it to mean something’ (The Guardian) Rachel has always relied on humour. But what would happen if she couldn’t fall back on laughter? Turning the spotlight on the inner workings of comedy, The Way You Tell Them interrogates the desire and – sometimes uncontrollable – compulsion […]

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