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Red Ladder Theatre Company



My Voice Was Heard But It Was Ignored

26 November 2020 - 6 December 2020

A Red Ladder Theatre Company production with support from Oldham Coliseum Theatre 15 year-old Reece is roughly accosted by the police outside M&S. His young, Black teacher Gillian witnesses it all – but she doesn’t question or intervene in the disturbing scene that plays out. As the hard and wet gravel embosses Reece’s face and […]


Smile Club

5 March 2020 - 5 April 2020

In line with the latest government advice, we’ve brought our national tour of Smile Club to a close. If you have pre-booked for the show, please do check with the ticket source for information. Thank you to our creative team for your incredible work on Smile Club, we’re proud of you. To our colleagues in […]


The Damned United

Down the stairs… Along the corridor… Round the corner… Into the dressing room… HIS dressing room. Hateful, hateful place. Spiteful, spiteful place. Dirty, dirty Leeds. 1974. Brian Clough, the enfant terrible of British football, tries to redeem his managerial career and reputation by winning the European Cup with his new team: Leeds United. The team […]


Wrong ‘Un

24 April 2020 - 1 May 2020

February 1918, and after several decades of protest and four years of bloody war Parliament is poised to grant what the suffragettes have demanded and fought for – votes for all women. After years of direct action, arrest, imprisonment and force-feeding, it seems their time has come. Wrong ‘Un tells of the adventures of Annie […]


Brenda’s Got a Baby

11 October 2019 -

By Bloomin’ Buds Theatre Company Brenda is 16 and pregnant. Amy, her older sister, is the first in her family to go to university. As one sister finds it hard to fit in at university with her council estate background, the other is discovering that becoming a mum is not what she thought it might […]


The Parting Glass

12 September 2019 - 19 October 2019

Written by Chris O’Connor Directed by Rod Dixon Can you ever really know what someone’s going through? Jim’s always been a bit of a character – cracking jokes, telling funny stories, the life and soul of the party. You’ll most likely find him down the pub with his mates, or at the footie. A Leeds […]


Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile

14 June 2019 - 29 June 2019

Freedom Studios in association with Red Ladder present Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile By Adelle Stripe Adapted for the stage by Lisa Holdsworth We’re in The Beacon, Buttershaw, and it’s Christmas 1990. That’s in Bradford. Andrea Dunbar is here, she’s the one that wrote Rita Sue and Bob Too and The Arbor –  a true […]


Mother Courage and Her Children

28 September 2018 - 20 October 2018

A Red Ladder Theatre Company production supported by Leeds Playhouse Peace is bad for business. The ‘Thirty Years War’ rages on. Whether flogging leather belts, greasy pots, bullets or her children’s lives – life for Mother Courage is reduced to a series of transactions, and escape routes. Bertolt Brecht’s timeless and epic drama about the turmoil and trauma […]


The Last Seam

19 September 2018 - 14 October 2018

Paying tribute to the people of the coalfields, The Last Seam brings to life the voices and stories of miners, their families and the local community. Marking the closure of England’s last deep seam mine Hatfield Colliery in 2015, this powerful new production brings to life the real voices of Hatfield and uncovers the stories […]



21 February 2019 - 13 April 2019

Red Ladder and The Dukes – Lancaster in association with Tamasha present Glory Meet Dan, Ben and Sami. Three wrestlers compelled over the ropes and into the ring to fight for glory. Three men wrestling with demons, life, each other. Jim ‘Glorious’ Glory used to be somebody. In the heyday of British wrestling, he was […]