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Category Archives: student theatre productions

Performing the Past 2015

For this year’s Performing the Past module, six groups of second year students once again tackled Moliere’s Imaginary Invalid (we last saw Moliere on stage in 2013). Each group used the play as a jumping off point and this ultimately led us to six diverse and original pieces, set variously in an office, a game […]

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The Great Gatsby

We’d like to take this opportunity to offer our congratulations to the cast, the production team and everyone involved in The Great Gatsby (this year’s Workshop Theatre student show). Their production of F.Scott Fitzgerald’s famous novel (directed by Ruth Parker) completely sold out in 24 hours and we wish them all the best for tonight’s opening performance! For those […]

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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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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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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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4.48 Psychosis

Workshop Theatre present Sarah Kane’s ‘4.48 Psychosis’, directed by Alice Rafter and produced by Catherine De Mello. “It’s not your fault, that’s all I ever hear, it’s not your fault, it’s an illness, it’s not your fault, I know it’s not my fault. You’ve told me that so often I’m beginning to think it is my […]

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Aireborne Theatre: Tell Me A Secret

Aireborne Theatre will be sending two shows to Edinburgh again this year: Tell me a Secret and Damned. Performing on alternate days in the same venue, the two shows have been produced by members of the Leeds University Theatre Group. Tell me a Secret has just spent three weeks in production here in Studio 1 and we […]

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Practical Essays 2013 (part 4)

These final five performances brought Sunday (and this year’s practical essays) to a close…  although we’ll still be cleaning up the mess from “Spit it out, love” this time next year. Flooding Studio 1 with piña colada and custard were: Chloe Davies, Kris Bennell, Shannon Mahanty, Rachael Newton Tech: Georgia Greenfield A piece that explores the function of imagination and escapism in the […]

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Practical Essays 2013 (part 3)

As promised… more pictures (the notes are taken from the weekend’s programme). Explore what it might be like to see the world a little differently. Prince Louix and the Rain featured: Narrator – Tess Schofield Fair Maiden – Liana Telvi The Court Jester – Sarah Leach With thanks to: Ye Olde Light Switcher – Emma Reidy Prompting […]

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Practical Essays 2013 (part 2)

Here are a few more images from Saturday’s practical essay performances.  We’ll be uploading a selection from the Sunday performances over the next few days. If you’ve taken any photos (or video) from the weekend, please send a copy our way. “There are lots of people who mistake their imagination for their memory” Fusing scientific processes […]

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Practical Essays 2013 (part 1)

As promised, here are a few images from the practical essay weekend… we’ll be uploading a selection from each performance over the next few days. If you’ve taken any photos (or video) from the weekend, please send a copy our way. An exploration of sensory deprivation. Exposure featured: Astrid Ferguson Jessica Kearney Alice Bowring Vanessa Grasse Jennifer […]

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Aireborne Theatre at the Fringe

Aireborne Theatre are taking a verbatim inspired piece – ‘Tell Me A Secret’ – to Edinburgh Fringe this August, and need your help.  We need you to write down a secret of your choice – this can be anything; a betrayal/truth/confession or whatever else you feel comfortable with sharing anonymously – and post it in […]

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A Streetcar Named Desire

Congratulations to English and Theatre Studies students, Kris Bennell and Liana Telvi whose production of A Streetcar Named Desire has received glowing 5 star reviews, with Leeds Student calling it ‘a powerful and skilfully staged production’. The hugely successful (and sold out) production was the result of months of hard work and rehearsals by the […]

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Some images from Macbeth

Last Sunday, our first year students staged a performance of Macbeth in Studio 1. This production was the result of an intensive process that had only started at 10:00 am the day before. Everyone I’ve spoken to  thoroughly enjoyed the weekend and we’re very grateful to Paul and Ed from China Plate Theatre for bringing […]

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