22 June 2012 - 30 June 2012
Winner of Sports Book of the Year 2011, Promised Land tells the story of Leeds, its football club and its communities. The stage adaptation tells that same story through the eyes of Nathan and Caitlin, two young idealists growing up in mid-1970s Leeds, living in the same city but on opposite sides of a cultural and religious divide.
A co-production between Leeds Civic Arts Guild, The Carriageworks and Red Ladder, the story moves from the 1900s to the early 1960s and then on to the mid-1970s. It is a love story – but also a love letter to a great city.
In the month of the Olympics and the week that the Olympic Torch came to Leeds, this new play was a large-scale celebration of Leeds people and Leeds sport. The show was performed with a cast of 35 local participants and a live band.
DIRECTOR: Rod Dixon
WRITERS AND COMPOSERS: Anthony Clavane and Nick Stimson
DESIGNERS: Kelly Jago & Naomi Parke
MUSICAL ARRANGEMENT: Beccy Owen
CHOREOGRAPHY: Pauline Mayers
LIGHTING DESIGNER: Tim Skelly
The cast of Promised Land is:
Tania Aghanian, Nick Ahad, Jack Amblin, Michael Arnold, Lauren Barkes, Denise Bastone, Ruth Berkoff, Matthew Brown, Paul Fox, Richard Galloway, Sarah-Kay Gibson, Chris Hyland, Hayley Irving, Lynsey Jones, David Kendra, Catherine Land, Carmen Martorell, Fiona McCulloch, Simon Moore, Steve Morrell, Hannah Murray, Scott Nelson, Beccy Owen, Joan Potter, Dawn Robson, Faz Shah, Rakhee Sharma, Ellen Shorrock, Sam Sommerfeld, Becky Smithson, Tony Spirrett, James Underwood, Adele Webb, David Wheatley, Florrie Wheeler, Carrera Emily Whittle and Hannah Williams.