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Chris O’Connor on The Parting Glass

Playwright Chris O’Connor has written The Parting Glass, Red Ladder’s new touring production exploring mental health, masculinity and how we connect in a social media-obsessed world. He tells us about the story behind The Parting Glass and why this authentic new play is vital in opening up a conversation about men’s mental health… Let’s start […]


Red Ladder awarded £10K to develop new play, The Parting Glass, tackling men’s mental health

We’re thrilled to have received funding to further our work raising awareness of men’s mental health. Leeds Community Foundation has presented Red Ladder with a Men’s Suicide Prevention Grant funded by Leeds City Council, towards the development of a new play, The Parting Glass. We’ll be touring the new play into non-theatre venues on our […]


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 […]


MOTHER COURAGE FULL CAST ANNOUNCED

We’re very pleased to announce the full cast for Mother Courage and her Children. This wholly immersive staging of Bertolt Brecht’s epic and timeless masterpiece invites audiences to follow in the steps of Brecht’s fearless matriarch, as Mother Courage hauls her tinkering wagon of junk through crackling battlefields and bombed-out villages – echoing the modern-day refugee’s universal displacement. […]