Playing The Joker awarded Strategic Touring Fund - Red Ladder Theatre Company

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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 – Eddie Waring -using song, jokes and gripping drama.

This moving, funny, and critically acclaimed portrayal of a slice of 1970s northern life kicks off at the world-famous Headingley Stadium, pops in to the Queens Hotel – where it is set – and takes in 20-odd venues from Hull to Hunslet, Whitehave to Wigan.

The tour aims to build relationships with new partners and a network of touring venues to attract wide audiences beyond traditional theatre-goers. It will also see Red Ladder host a marketing and audience development symposium in Hull at the conclusion of the tour – more details to be announced soon.

For an updated tour schedule, please click here.