Show week is nearly upon us. For all of those involved with the excellent student productions on campus next week, times are probably rather stressful. For all the rest of us however, we’ve got a great run of shows ahead of us to look forward to. Here’s a reminder of the theatre coming up from our talented performance societies.
Theatre Group’s ‘A Doll’s House’ by Henrik Ibsen
Nora Helmer has been gifted the best present imaginable this Christmas: Money. Her husband Torvald is now the Vice-President of the bank and she can’t wait to get started on their new lifestyle. However, this promotion does not come easily, and soon Nora finds herself coming to question the foundation of everything she has believed in as her marriage is put to the test. Haunted by shadows from her past, how long can Nora hide in her dollhouse before she must join the real word? This Ibsen classic exposes the roles of husband and wife during the nineteenth century. We’re looking forward to TG bringing new life to this week known but critically important stalwart of traditional theatre.
When? Tuesday 18th October – Thursday 20th October, 7.15pm
Where? Studio 1, Workshop Theatre
Tickets? Can be bought from TG’s stall in the union all next week, or can be bought online here.
Music Theatre Society’s ‘Turning Thirty’ by Harry Style & Amy Le Rossignol
It’s Adam’s 30th birthday and he’s hosting a dinner party for his closest friends. Being the first to turn thirty in his friendship group, there are a lot of expectations, both for the night and for the next stage of his life. However, the evening becomes more and more chaotic whilst Adam tries to put on a good show. With four secret addictions and a rat on the loose, what could go wrong?!
Music Theatre Society’s ‘Confessions’ by Harry Style & Arnoud Breitbarth
Stephen-Peter, an incredibly lazy priest, has ended up in purgatory to his surprise. While the archangels need to decide whether he ends up in heaven or hell, Stephen-Peter defends his actions on earth to try and guarantee his place in heaven. Will his confession save his soul?
These two pieces of new writing from Leeds alumni are performed in the same night – so you’re getting two performances for the price of one.
When? Thursday 20th – Saturday 22nd October, 8.30pm
Where? Stage One, Stage @ Leeds
Tickets? From the stall at the union 11-4, or online here.
Open Theatre’s ‘Internet Killed The Video Star’
Who is Frank and what do we really know about him? Everyone feels like they get the guy, but there’s something not quite right. Everyone reads a different story from a Facebook profile or an online persona. A show that looks at whether technology is changing to fit around our lives, or whether our lives are changing to fit technology, Internet Killed the Video star is funny, relatable and a challenging chance to think about our wifi-centric society. This is a piece of devised theatre from Open Theatre, who are well renowned for their talented new writing. Bonus: there’s a buy one get one free offer on tickets.
When? Thursday 20th and Friday 21st October, 7pm
Where? Alec Clegg studio, Stage @ Leeds
Tickets? Fom OT’s stall at the union next week, or online here.
(Images courtesy of Open Theatre facebook, Theatre Group facebook, and Music Theatre facebook)