Past Shows - Red Ladder Theatre Company

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Wesele / Wedding

14 March 2020 - 14 March 2020

An immersive one woman show rooted in the European tradition of absurdist political comedy with a Polish-English love story at heart. It’s the last Polish-English wedding before the Brexit-imposed borders close around the UK, sealing it off from the rest of Europe. The MC invites all the guests to take part in wedding games and […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Glory

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 […]

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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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