Here are details of Leeds Arts Centre’s current and future productions – if you’re looking for information about our past productions, please see our production archive.
Leeds Arts Centre perform at the Carriageworks Theatre in Millennium Square, Leeds. You can contact the Box Office on 0113 376 0318.
If you would like to audition or help out backstage for any of our productions, please contact us.
Mizzis Horrocks’ class of seven year olds is about to perform their nativity play at Flint Street Junior School for the proud mums and dads – and the occasional social worker.
Squabbles arise when Gabriel wants to play Mary, the Star grumbles that he’s not a proper star like they have at NASA, Herod won’t stop waving to his mum and dad, and the subversive Innkeeper is determined to liven up the traditional script.
And then the class pet escapes...
Prince Hamlet’s father, the King of Denmark, is dead.
Hamlet is prevented from succeeding to the throne by his mother, Queen Gertrude, too quickly marrying his father’s brother, Caludius, who becomes king in his place. Not only is Hamlet prevented from becoming king, but his uncle Claudius is now his stepfather.
When the old king appears as a ghost, he tells Hamlet that he was, in fact, murdered by Claudius. Hamlet is entreated by his father’s ghost to take revenge. He schemes to do so by appearing to become mad, and alienating all who love him. It sometimes seems that he has truly lost his sanity.
Claudius himself, fearing discovery of his fratricide, lays out plans to do away with Hamlet. The scene is set. Tragedy looms.
Leeds Arts Centre organises many other events for its members, including play readings, workshops, social events and more. To find what’s coming up, and discover how you could get involved, please contact us.