Carriageworks Theatre Spring 2014 What's On

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  • January Easter 2014

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    Welcome to the Carriageworks Theatre

    This Spring discover innovative, intimate work in our studio with A Day of Pleasure (20 21 Mar) and Dream Yards (25 Mar). Lose yourself to great literature in the mystical world of Grisly Tales from Tumblewater (15 Feb), dive into Robert Louis Stevensons classic Kidnapped (13 Feb) and enjoy a fright-night out with Nosferatus classic movie monster (20 21 Mar).

    Youngsters dont miss out on new adventures with Bin Men (20 Feb) by acclaimed childrens playwright Mike Kenny, Isabels Well (11 Apr) and Worried Walrus (10 Apr) back after their summer sell out. Enjoy picture books brought to life on stage with Big Red Bath (21 Feb) and Dogs Dont Do Ballet (14 Apr).

    So much to see here at Carriageworks Theatre!Councillor Lucinda YeadonExecutive Member for Leisure & Skills

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    Leeds Civic Arts GuildLeeds Civic Arts Guild is an association of various amateur drama, music and opera companies who meet and perform regularly at the Carriageworks Theatre including:Cosmopolitan Players Leeds Amateur Operatic Society Leeds Arts Centre Leeds Art Theatre in partnership with Spotlight Theatre Company Leeds Childrens Theatre Leeds Gilbert & Sullivan Society Leeds Insurance Dramatic & Operatic Society Leeds Writers Circle Leeds Youth Opera Morley Amateur Operatic Society Shatterproof S.T.A.R.S St Marys Youth Theatre West Riding Opera.

    Leeds Civic Arts Guild productions are highlighted with this logo:

    For more information and enquiries about joining visit

    Leeds Civic Arts Guild has an ever growing membership and you can take part too. Everyone is welcome, from old hands to complete novices. This might be the opportunity youve always wanted to tread the boards and become the star of the show! Or you could experience the thrill of being backstage by getting involved in lighting, sound and set building.

    Puss in Boots

    Fri 17 Sat 25 JanMain Auditorium: Weds to Fri 7pm, Weekends 12 noon & 5pmTickets: 13 (10 concession)Family Ticket: 40

    LIDOS present

    Hot on the heels of their award winning 2013 pantomimeGoldilocks and the Three Bears, LIDOS brings yet another fantasticshow bursting with fun for the whole family.When the evil Crowman takes control of the kingdoms supply of corn,the lowly millers son, John, and his trusty cat take it upon themselvesto defeat him. With a pair of magic boots they succeed in unlockingthe answer to one of the kingdoms most puzzling mysteries,revealing that John isnt so lowly after all!Filled with magic, music and mayhem, this is a feline-fun-fi lledpantomime you wont want to miss!

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    Weds 22 Sat 25 JanUpstairs @ The Carriageworks: 7:45pmTickets: 10 (8 concession)

    Carriageworks Young Theatre Makersand Ruth Cooper present

    Our WarCarriageworks Theatre are proud to host our 10-13 year old Carriageworks Young Theatre Makers performing an original play, Our War.The group have been exploring childrens lives during WWI over the past few months and have devised this new production in commemoration of the Centenary. For more information on the Carriageworks Young Theatre Makers programme please visit our website and click on the Participate tab.

    Bite My Thumb present

    Shakers By John Godber

    Shakers Cocktail Bar is THE place to be!After work, before a club, to meet the blokes, to pick up the girls, to drink to celebrate or drown your sorrows, for birthdays and parties and romance and sin, this is the place to be seen.Carol, Adele, Nicky and Mel, are four friends who have taken to waitressing in desperation but who also have wit and resilience enough to never let any of the colourful characters they come across escape their satire unscathed.See both Bite My Thumbs productions (Shakers and Bouncing Back p13) for 17(15 concession). Call to book.

    Sat 1 FebUpstairs @ The Carriageworks: 7pmTickets: 6 (4 concession)

    Tangram Theatre present

    Albert Einstein: Relativitively Speaking

    Join Albert for science, songs and puns in the hit show that proves Einstein = Musical Comedy2.Ever looked at E=MC2 and thought what?!Ever been curious how a pacifi st became the creative mind behind the atomic bomb?Ever wanted to meet the genius behind theber-coolest moustache in scientifi c history?Yes? No? Either way, join Albert for an hour of science, songs and the wurst sausage joke ever as he (theoretically) proves that Einstein= Musical Comedy2!

    A wunderbar new show by the boys behind international smash-hits Crunch! and The Origin of Species...(BEST SHOW / BEST PERFORMER NOMINEE ADELAIDE FRINGE 2012)



    The clearest and certainly the funniest explanation of the Theory of Relativity I know JOHN LLOYD (CREATOR OF QI)Sat 1 Feb

    Main Auditorium: 7:30pmTickets: 12 (10 concession) Photo Hannah Houston

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    Weds 5 Sat 8 FebMain Auditorium: 7:30pmTickets: 18, 12 (3 off concessions)Weds Thurs half price ticketsfor under 18s and studentsFamily Ticket: 50

    Leeds Youth Opera present

    Hansel & GretelTravel with Hansel and Gretel into the haunted wood and meet the fantastical characters who inhabit it. Venture with them into a house made only of sweets and see if they can defeat the Witch who lives there!Enchanted trees, fairies and witches; Leeds Youth Opera bring this beautiful fairy tale to life in a truly magical way. This is a musical adventure suitable for all the family.Will you go down to the woods today?

    Carriageworks Young Theatre Makersand Ruth Cooper present

    Centenary StoriesThe 13-16 year old Carriageworks YoungTheatre Makers will be performing Centenary Stories, telling the true stories of Leedsresidents and their experiences in WW1. Performances will have small capacities andwill be held at various times on the day, please check the website for the most up to date information.For more information on the Carriagewworks Young Theatre Makers programme please visit our website and click on the Participate tab.

    Sat 8 FebLeeds City Museum: various timesTickets: free entry, no need to book

    Snowline Media Ltd present

    Banff Mountain Film Festival World TourFrom the worlds most prestigious mountain fi lm festival comes an evening of extraordinary short fi lms. Follow the expeditions of some of todays most incredible adventurers. See incredible footage of adrenaline packed action sports and be inspired by thought-provoking pieces shot from the far fl ung corners of the globe.This is an inspiring evening of exhilarating fi lm bythe most talented adventure fi lm makers of today.A festive event not to be missed with lots of freeprize giveaways.Book for both Carriageworks & Leeds Town Hall events for 22 (19 concession)www.banff

    Weds 12 FebMain Auditorium: 7:30pmTickets: 13 (11 concession)

    Leeds Arts Centre present

    The Moneys in the BankPremiere of Alan Butterys translationand adaptation.George the Bold is a safe cracker with a diff erence he has principles!Crafty Leeds blacksmith George is a family man who is notorious for being second-to-none with a cutting torch until an enforced sabbatical puts him on the straight and narrow.His long-suff ering sons are distraught when they hear that he is up to his old tricks again, but will their plotting and scheming be enough to stop George from fi nally being able to work properly again?

    Weds 5 Sat 8 FebUpstairs @ The Carriageworks: 7:15pmTickets: 10

    Photo Grant Gunderson

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    Carriageworks in association with Leeds Film present

    Carriageworks Love FestIts your choice! Carriageworks Theatrepresents Leeds two favourite romantic fi lms(one each night) to get you in the Valentine spirit. Tell us what you want to see! Join in the conversation via Twitter #cwxlovefest@carriagewrx, Facebook Carriageworks Theatre, or email in your requests: Well announce the chosen fi lms on Friday 24 January on our website and via social media.

    Fri 14 Sat 15 FebMain Auditorium: 7:30pmTickets: 6 (5 concession)

    Adapted by Ivan Wilkinson from the book by Robert Louis Stevenson

    Teasel Theatre Company present

    Grisly Tales From TumblewaterWelcome to Tumblewater not that its a welcoming place unless youre an undertaker or umbrella salesman. Caspian Prye, the twisted land owner, controls everything and everyone, even the police. Into this world stumbles fearless orphan Daniel Dorey, armed only with his wits and a satchel of spine-chilling stories.Can he bring down Caspian Prye? Can he stay alive long enough to tell his tales? Dickens meets Dahl via Horrible Histories with laughs, frights and live music for all.

    Sat 15 FebUpstairs @ The Carriageworks: 2pm & 4pmTickets: 8 (6 concession)Family Ticket: 24Age 8+

    Sell a Door Theatre Company present

    There are two things that men should never weary of, goodness and humility. We get none too much of them in this rough world among cold, proud people.An adventure tale for all the family, this fast paced adaptation tells the story of Davie Balfour as he survives shipwreck and murder to dramatically escape through the Highlands of Scotland in an exciting, gripping adventure story packed full of physical storytelling and imagination.

    Adapted by dynamic playwright Ivan Wilkinson, Kidnapped chronicles the adventures of Alan Breck and Davie Balfour as they escape murder and shipwreck on a quest for justice, set against the fi erce social and political backdrop of 1760s Scotland.This highly imaginative re-telling of Robert Louis Stevensons classic story is perfect for young and old alike.

    Thurs 13 FebMain Auditorium: 7:30pmTickets: 12 (10 concession)Family Ticket: 40Age 6+

    Thurs 13 FebMain Auditorium:Tickets: Family Ticket:Age 6+

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    Half Moon and Full House Theatre present

    Big Red Bath

    Tues 18 FebUpstairs @ The Carriageworks: 2pm & 4pmTickets: 8 (6 concession)Family Ticket: 24Age 4+

    York Theatre Royal and ajtc present

    Bin MenBin men see everything we throw away and we throw away so many things. With Don and Sam around we may just need to think again; they can fi nd a use for anything.Written by multi-award winning writer Mike Kenny and directed by Rosamunde Hutt this is a story of recycling and transforming told with live music, puppetry, a touch of Don Quixote and lots of fun. Childrens theatre to remember.Supported by Arts Council England.

    Horse and Bamboo Theatre present

    Red Riding HoodA young girl, a hungry wolf and a walk through the woods it sounds like a recipe for disaster, but Red Riding Hoods not scared well maybe shes a little bit scared. Horse and Bamboo present a gorgeously rendered re-telling of the classic girl-and-the-wolf tale. Exquisite visuals blend with pantomime-style silliness and spooky moments to create an enchanting piece of theatre.

    Thurs 20 FebMain Auditorium: 2pmTickets: 9.50 (8.50 concession), 6 (no concession)Family Ticket: 34Age 5+

    F E B R U A R Y H A L F T E R M F E B R U A R Y H A L F T E R M

    Rubba-Dubba-Giggle, Rubba-Dubba-Laugh, theres magic to be found in the Big Red Bath.Its the end of a busy day and it is almost time for bed, and Ben and Bella are in the bath. Splish! Splosh! Splash! Bubbles burst and bubbles rise and a frothy feast of animals jump right in to join in the fun. Come with us on a bubbly, barmy bath time adventure around the world and home again celebrating all things bath time. Adapted from Julia Jarmans popular childrens picture book, this quirky, vibrant and humorous tale for 2-5 year olds features music by We Were Evergreen, an alternative indie-electro-pop trio who bring a blend of folk melodies, electro beats and vocal harmonies. Big Red Bath is an exciting collaboration between Full House Theatre and Half Moon that will appeal to families as it blends music, song and humorous character based performances in a unique new take on this well-loved book.

    Fri 21 FebMain Auditorium: 1pm & 3pmTickets: 9.50 (8.50 concession), 6 (no concession)Family Ticket: 34Age 2+

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    Sat 22 FebMain Auditorium: 6pmTickets: 10

    Cosmopolitan Players present

    Of ce PartyBy John Godber

    Its Leeds advertising group Chapman and Howards annual Christmas party and the drinks are fl owing. The party soon gets a little wild. As the evening reaches its climax the party lurches from one disaster to another. This is a hilarious look at the mine eld of social politics that come in to play at the o ce Christmas party.

    Same Difference Pop AcademyThe ShowcaseSame Di erence Pop Academy is a fun-packed performing arts course designed for 7-16 year olds. Over the half term week the students learn stage, performance and singing techniques,combined with choreography and dance training from top industry professionals.The children will be coached by Same Diff erence themselves with every childreceiving personal one-to-one tuition from the X Factor stars as well as topindustry professionals.All students will perform soloon the Carriageworks stageto showcase what they havelearnt in a professionallyproduced pop concert tofamily and

    Weds 26 Feb Sat 1 MarUpstairs @ The Carriageworks: 7:45pmTickets: 10 (8 concession)

    Sat 8 Sat 15 MarMain Auditorium: 2:30pm fi rst weekend, 7:30pmweekdays, 4:30pm second SatTickets: 17.50, 13, 8 (2 off concessions, under 16shalf price) Mon all tickets 12 (no concession)

    Leeds Gilbert and Sullivan Society present

    The Pirates of PenzanceAvast me hearties! Heave ho and prepareto set sail for the Cornish coast, wherethe infamous Pirates of Penzance areplying their treacherous trade! Policemen, pirates, a bevy of beautifulgirls and a very modern major-generalcome together in this rip-roaring tale oflove, leap years and pirate sherry.Follow the fortunes of pirate apprenticeFrederic as he leaves his pirate band,meets the magnifi cent Mabel and thenis forced by the dastardly Pirate Kingto betray her.

    Bite My Thumb present

    Bouncing BackBy Joe Mills

    The Bouncers are back in this sequel to one of the most celebrated and popular British plays ever, John Godbers Bouncers.Many years have passed since the closure of Mr Cinders nightclub and the Bouncers fi nd themselves fragmented and strangers in diff erent worlds. All are secretly longing for that old feeling of boot against face... then a chance meeting off ers them an opportunity to relive their glory days.See both Bite My Thumbs productions (Shakers p4 and Bouncing Back) for 17(15 concession). Call to book.

    Fri 28 Feb Sat 1 MarMain Auditorium: 7:30pmTickets: 12 (10 concession)

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