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Having postponed our latest touring production My Voice Was Heard But It Was Ignored in 2020 due to Covid restrictions, we are delighted to tell you that we’re back on and opening in our home city of Leeds in November 2021. My Voice Was Heard But It Was Ignored was developed as part of a […]

Update: My Voice Was Heard But It Was Ignored postponed tour

Due to the government announcement that West and South Yorkshire will go into Tier 3 restrictions, meaning that all indoor entertainment and tourist venues must close, it is with great sadness that Red Ladder is unable to tour our new production My Voice Was Heard But It Was Ignored. Rod Dixon, artistic director of Red […]

Introducing Nana-Kofi Kufuor

English-Ghanaian writer Nana-Kofi Kufuor is the writer behind My Voice Was Heard But It Was Ignored, a gripping new play which Red Ladder Theatre Company is producing for its world premiere tour. Find out more as we caught up with Kofi during rehearsals of our new production. What inspired you to write My Voice Was […]

Dermot Daly – Audio Blog!

Dermot Daly, director of My Voice Was Heard But It Was Ignored, gives us an audio blog of the rehearsal process so far. Listen below: Red Ladder Theatre Company · Dermot Daly Audio Blog #01 Red Ladder Theatre Company · Dermot Daly Audio Blog #02 Red Ladder Theatre Company · Dermot Daly Audio Blog #03

Join our board!

We are looking for new people to help play a part in shaping our future by joining our existing Board of Trustees! Update: We have now closed applications to join our Board, but we’re still searching for a new Chair (please see below). We want people from all backgrounds, communities, and experiences to be part […]

New Commissions, New Beginnings!

It’s September time: new beginnings are brewing, and hope is in the air. There’s no denying that this is a difficult time for our industry, but we have some good news to share with you! We are thrilled to announce our support of two brilliant Emerging Writers… It is with huge pride that we announce our latest […]

Defining Red Ladder – with a little help!

Over the past year, we have been fortunate to work with the multi-national award-winning media agency M&C Saatchi, following securing in-kind marketing and communications support alongside our 2019 production of ‘Glory’ – in conjunction with the Home Office’s ‘Building a Stronger Britain’ initiative. The bulk of this support has involved staff training, planning sessions, and […]

Making Smile Club: A Performer’s Perspective on Whelan Recording Technique

By Andrea Heaton At the beginning of March (remember those carefree days?) I opened Smile Club at Leeds Playhouse, written by Adam Z. Robinson and myself, produced by Red Ladder Theatre, and directed by Rod Dixon. Adam and I spent months carefully crafting the Smile Club story, with expert guidance from dramaturg Lindsey Rodden. Back […]

Smile Club – A Warning for Tomorrow?

Meet Lisa, a Smile Club attendee. Lisa’s been through it all and she now knows – beyond a shadow of a doubt – that nobody likes a girl who makes a fuss; nobody likes a girl who can’t take a joke. She knows too, that life is simpler when you let things go. And she […]

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 […]