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Red Ladder back in Yorkshire in February!

Red Ladder are back in our rightful home this February in God’s Own County after recently touring the length and breadth of the country. What’s more we have not one but two fantastic shows touring simultaneously which offer something for all the family! We’re Not Going Back, our hard hitting musical comedy about three sisters during […]

David Peace donates theatrical rights to ‘The Damned United’ to Save Red Ladder

The Damned United author David Peace today announces that he has donated the stage rights to his book to Save Red Ladder. Or rather, Red Ladder has bought them from Faber & Faber for £3.68 – to represent the 368 pages in the book. The play will become the focus of the Save Red Ladder […]

Terry Jones to ‘Save Red Ladder’!

Monty Python Terry Jones, director of classic films ‘The Life of Brian’ and ‘Monty Python’s the Meaning of Life’, lends his support to the ‘Save Red Ladder’ campaign, getting behind the Red Megaphone to help save the theatre company earlier this week. Red Ladder is currently co-producing the first ever stage adaptation of Jones’ book, […]

Labour MEP donates £5,000 to ‘Save Red Ladder’

Jude Kirton-Darling, Labour MEP for the North East, has donated £5,000 to the ‘Save Red Ladder’ cause. This takes the current total to £12,373.33 –enough, for example, to commission one and a half full length plays, or to pay a cast of four actors for seven weeks, or to build two complete touring sets. Jude […]

Playing The Joker awarded Strategic Touring Fund

After its sell-out run at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Red Ladder have been awarded £21,500 to tour Anthony Clavane’s awarded winning play Playing The Joker to rugby league clubs in Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cumbria. Praised by Yorkshire Post for its ‘brilliant performances’, this new short play examines the People’s Game through the eyes of its voice […]

Nicobobinus Designer Call Out

Design Brief  Red Ladder & DumbWise present… Nicobobinus Written by Terry Jones Adapted for the stage by John Ward Music by Eilidh Debonnaire   Synopsis: Nicobobinus is a fast paced and epic children’s fantasy adventure written by Monty Python’s Terry Jones. The story starts with Nicobobinus and his best friend Rosie wanting to embark upon […]