Leeds theatre company Red Ladder, Carriageworks Theatre and Leeds Civic Arts Guild will present a new play, Leeds Lads, in June to coincide with the centenary anniversary of the Battle of the Somme.
It’s wonderful to hear that this new play features a cast with 40 local actors and musicians who will take to the stage alongside Leeds Rhino’s Rugby League legend Jamie Jones-Buchanan, who makes his stage debut. It will be interesting to see how Jones-Buchanan will perform, but the sense of community involved in this play already has me excited.
Selected through open audition, the community cast will have the opportunity to perform and learn about professional theatre under the direction of Red Ladder’s Artistic Director, Rod Dixon, working in collaboration with the play’s co-writers Antony Clavane and Nick Stimson.
The play follows a young woman’s journey into Leeds’s secret past, transporting audiences from the turmoil and tensions of war, to the richly multi-cultural city we know today.
The play is happening Friday 17- Saturday 25 June 2016, so make sure to put this one in your diary!