Past Shows - Red Ladder Theatre Company

Red Ladder Theatre Company

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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 […]

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When We Were Brothers

1 October 2018 - 30 November 2018

Lads don’t cry. But what if you have to? When you feel like you’re going to explode. When everything’s closing in. And you don’t even know if you can stand it anymore. What then? Danny and Tommo have been friends since they were 8 years old. Played, fought, had each other’s backs. Like brothers. Now […]

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The Damned United

26 June 2018 - 31 December 2018

 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 […]

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Wrong ‘Un

9 June 2013 - 30 June 2018

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 […]

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Playing The Joker

21 February 2018 - 8 August 2018

December, 1977 – it’s nine years since the infamous ‘Watersplash Final’ – and the once revered “Uncle Eddie” has withdrawn into the protective walls of the The Queens Hotel. Out front fanatical Rugby League fan Eddie Marlowe, grieving the recent loss of his father, is hellbent on speaking alone with his idol. Will he get […]

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Cornermen

A Smoke & Oakum Theatre production presented by Red Ladder Theatre Company: Mickey and his team of cornermen never seem to have much luck in the boxing world. The fighters they manage always end up losing and, after a bruising last outing, no one wants to work with them. Until, that is, they sign a […]

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The Shed Crew

21 September 2017 - 1 October 2017

Red Ladder Theatre Company supported by West Yorkshire Playhouse presents THE SHED CREW A stage play in verse by Kevin Fegan; adapted from the book URBAN GRIMSHAW AND THE SHED CREW by Bernard Hare Hark back to the techno thumping, joy riding, glue-sniffing, dragon-chasing 90’s. Pounding beats, dirty streets, swirling haze and squalor – piss […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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