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New Podcast! With GLORY writer Nick Ahad

We hear from acclaimed playwright, stand-up comedian and BBC Radio Leeds presenter Nick Ahad on the challenges and rewards his latest play GLORY has brought. Glory will tour the UK from 21 February 2019, premiering at The Dukes, Lancaster. For more info and tickets visit: http://www.redladder.co.uk/whatson/glory/ The Red Ladder Burble is available on Itunes and various […]


Q&A with Glory writer Nick Ahad

Writer and broadcaster Nick Ahad’s new play Glory immerses audiences into the eccentric world of British wrestling – to grapple with identity and race in Britain today. As Red Ladder get sets to premiere and tour our new play, a co-production with The Dukes, Lancaster and Tamasha, we caught up with Nick Ahad to tell […]


We are looking for a Community Arts Facilitator!

Red Ladder Theatre Company are looking for an experienced facilitator to lead on an exciting community outreach project in conjunction with our upcoming co-production with Lancaster Dukes and Tamasha theatre Company – Glory. Glory examines multi-ethnic Britain in the 21st Century, against the madcap and vibrant backdrop of contemporary wrestling in the North of England. […]


Announcing GLORY – our co-production with The Dukes, Lancaster

GLORY – a new play written by Yorkshire writer Nick Ahad delves into the larger-than-life world of British wrestling, to grapple with identity and race in contemporary multicultural Britain. Set in the eccentric world of British wrestling, GLORY – a new play by writer and broadcaster Nick Ahad (Partition, The Chef Show) – will premiere at The Dukes, Lancaster […]


Red Ladder at 50: Exhibition

To mark our 50th year, the story of Red Ladder Theatre Company is being told in an exhibition at Central Library Leeds throughout June. We’re marking this milestone by reflecting on five decades as one of the UK’s longest running radical theatre companies. Co-curated by artistic director Rod Dixon and Fiona Gell, RED LADDER THEATRE […]


The Damned United Trailer!

Our new trailer for our co-production of The Damned United with the Leeds Playhouse is out! Featuring authentic footage of Elland Road from the 1970’s, taken from the West Yorkshire Police, mixed with some contemporary footage today featuring the brilliant Luke Dickson as Old Big ‘Ead himself. Give it a watch!


Audition for Mother Courage!

This October we are celebrating Red Ladder’s 50th birthday with a production of Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and her Children, starring Pauline McLynn (Father Ted, Eastenders, Shameless, East is East, Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days….) We need a community chorus who can sing well in character and move the audience along with the action. We want it […]


An Audience With Pauline McLynn

As part of the Leeds Library’s 250th anniversary programme, join Rod Dixon, Red Ladder Theatre Company’s Artistic Director, in conversation with esteemed Irish actor and author Pauline McLynn, most famous for her comic role as ‘Mrs Doyle’ in the Channel 4 series Father Ted. Pauline will chat with Rod about her upcoming role in Brecht’s […]


PAULINE MCLYNN TO PLAY MOTHER COURAGE IN RED LADDER’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY PRODUCTION

Pauline McLynn will take the lead role in Red Ladder’s 50th anniversary production MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN, we’re thrilled to announce. An immersive production of Bertolt Brecht’s anti-war play will be staged from 27th September – 20th October at Albion Electric warehouse, Leeds – where we mounted our acclaimed production The Shed Crew. Performing […]


Leeds Rhinos’ Jamie Jones-Buchanan joins the board of Red Ladder – and is set to tread the boards in Playing The Joker

Leeds Rhinos’ Jamie Jones-Buchanan is joining the board of Red Ladder Theatre Company as it begins its 50th year. He’s also performing as Doorman Dave in Playing The Joker, a comic play by Anthony Clavane about rugby league commentator Eddie Waring, which Red Ladder will be touring from February. Tickets are on sale NOW. What will […]