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Partnering with Shobana Jeyasingh Dance

Partnering with Shobana Jeyasingh Dance

Autumn 2019 saw the return of Shobana Jeyasingh Dance (SJD) to the Lawrence Batley Theatre, touring their new work, Staging Schiele. We were pleased to partner with the company in order to bring creative dance workshops into schools across Kirklees, giving children the chance to explore contemporary dance. The workshops as part of SJD Learning […]

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Cast revealed for a stunning revival of Kevin Elyot’s landmark play My Night with Reg, coming to the Lawrence Batley Theatre in February

Cast revealed for a stunning revival of Kevin Elyot’s landmark play My Night with Reg, coming to the Lawrence Batley Theatre in February

Green Carnation Company, a proud LGBTQ led theatre company based in Manchester, have revealed the cast for their 2020 revival tour of Kevin Elyot’s award-winning play My Night with Reg, which comes to the Lawrence Batley Theatre from Thu 20 – Sat 22 February. The full cast of the production, unconventionally co-directed by director/producer duo […]

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Guest Blog: Charmaine Childs on POWER

Guest Blog: Charmaine Childs on POWER

This Spring Charmaine Childs, a Strong Lady of extraordinary abilities, will perform at the Lawrence Batley Theatre her new show POWER. Here Charmaine delves into what power means to her, what to expect from her show, and why it’s important to embrace both fragility and strength in an increasingly polarised world. I’m very excited to […]

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Phoenix Dance Theatre’s The Rite of Spring: Haitian Voudou, what is it?

Phoenix Dance Theatre’s The Rite of Spring: Haitian Voudou, what is it?

In 1913 when the Ballet Russes performed to Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring for the first time audience members at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées were shocked at the avant-garde nature of the work and apparently broke out into riots. Now, over 100 years later Phoenix Dance Theatre perform a reworking by Haitian-born choreographer, Jeanguy […]

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Interview: Local writer Angie Smith tells her own story

Interview: Local writer Angie Smith tells her own story

Angie Smith, Artistic Director of Jamrock Productions, transports audiences from Huddersfield to Jamaica with her original plays. Her latest play, My Hurt, My Pain, My Dreams, opens at the Lawrence Batley Theatre on Friday 31 May. We sat down with Angie to chat about her inspirations and her love of writing and theatre. How long […]

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