Highlights - Red Ladder Theatre Company

Red Ladder Theatre Company



The Damned United

10 June 2021 - 10 July 2021

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 […]



30 June 2021 - 30 June 2021

We are sorry to say that our live performance of ‘Glory’ on Wednesday 30th June has been CANCELLED due to a member of the company falling ill. Bookers: you will be contacted by Leeds Playhouse, via the email with which you booked, in due course. Red Ladder and The Dukes – Lancaster in association with […]


The Not So Ugly Sisters

2 June 2021 - 5 June 2021

Dolly rests on her broom counting the passers-by outside the salon window, whilst her sister Barb watches the phone that never rings. It’s the morning of Cindy and Prince Smarming’s big royal wedding – but Dolly and Barb are not invited! Hell hath no fury like a hairdresser scorned! A brand new musical re-telling of […]


Homebaked: The Musical

24 September 2021 - 23 October 2021

Out of hard times, something magical can rise. They didn’t just want the loaf, they wanted the whole bakery. They didn’t just want the bakery, they wanted the whole street! Head over to the Royal Court this autumn to see a story of hard graft, hope and pies (mainly pies to be honest). Back in […]


Smile Club

5 March 2020 - 5 April 2020

Smile Club will return in 2021! In the meantime, thank you to our creative team for your incredible work – we’re proud of you. To our colleagues in the arts, our audiences, community hosts and neighbours, our friends – in these unprecedented times we stand with you and send love. Keep safe. See you again […]


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 […]