Red Ladder Theatre Company

Current Shows

Convicts and Lunatics

Convicts and Lunatics is an amusing and thought provoking double bill featuring Red Ladder Theatre Company’s critically acclaimed one-woman musical drama, followed by feminist comedy dance at its best, by up and coming Gracefool Collective.

Wrong ‘Un, A Suffragette’s Story by Boff Whalley is set in February 1918 where Parliament is poised to grant what the suffragettes have been fighting for – votes for all women.  After years of direct action, imprisonment and force-feeding, it seems their time has come. This is the story of a Lancashire mill-girl on her journey from schoolroom to prison cell and beyond.

This really is too muchOutlandish and highly entertaining, this piece of dance theatre by Gracefool Collective delves into a world of farcical stereotypes and preposterous power struggles. Watch four characters bend over backwards in an attempt to be 3-dimensional, high definition, water-drinking, salad-eating, moisturizing WO-men in modern society.


Leeds Lads Film Screening

Relive Leeds Lads on the big screen at the Carriageworks Theatre as we invite you to a cinematic version of the stage show – a kind of RL Live!

Breathing life into the characters of Leeds’s past, this vibrant production transports you from the turmoil and tensions of war, to the rich and multi-cultural city we know today. Leeds Lads is a new play about the people of Leeds past and present – their fears, their love and their friendships, performed by the people of Leeds today for the people of Leeds.

Meeting in the Carriageworks bar from 7pm it will be a chance to meet up, reminisce and see the show again. Bring all your friends & family to this free screening – one night only. Also there will be a post-screening presentation in the Carriageworks Bar followed by a few drinks in town!


Wednesday 12 October 2016 from 7pm screening starts at 7.30pm

Main Auditorium, Carriageworks Theatre,The Electric Press, 3 Millennium Square, Leeds LS2 3AD

Admission Free


The Life and Soul

Jim’s always been a bit of a character, just like his Dad, and spends most of his life between the bookies, the pub and the football. He’s always had this lingering feeling though that he doesn’t quite fit into this world, that there’s something different about him, something wrong…

Jim’s never told his story to anyone before, but tonight he’s going to tell it to you…

Written by Chris O’Connor, directed by Rod Dixon and produced by Jen Sullivan.

Next Performances will be as part of the Brighouse Festival on Friday the 28th of October at 7.30PM and 8.45PM.


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