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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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Interview: Playwright Cody Daigle-Orians on In The Bones

Interview: Playwright Cody Daigle-Orians on In The Bones

Cody Daigle-Orians is a Louisiana-born playwright, educator and arts programmer living in Hartford, Connecticut. In his second collaboration with Huddersfield-based company, Root & Branch Productions, Daigle-Orians sees his play In The Bones relocated to the north of England. In The Bones follows the 2018 Greater Manchester Fringe Award–winning 18 Victoria. When did you write ‘In […]

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New show Reasons To Stay Alive by Matt Haig Announced

New show Reasons To Stay Alive by Matt Haig Announced

We’re thrilled to announce the Lawrence Batley Theatre will be staging the adaption of Matt Haig‘s bestselling book Reasons To Stay Alive as part of a national tour by English Touring Theatre and Sheffield Theatres. English Touring Theatre, who staged French Without Tears and Othello at the LBT will be bringing the show to Huddersfield from Tuesday 8 – Saturday 12 October. At 24 Matt’s […]

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Artist Opportunity

Artist Opportunity

This March A Festival returns to the LBT. It’s a week of live performance which cuts across art forms, brings different voices to the stage and celebrates artistic adventure. Please find news below of an opportunity to share work as part of this week long festival of exciting live performance. A Festival Call out for […]

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One to One with Che Wigfield-Turner

One to One with Che Wigfield-Turner

We’re so proud that our own Che Whigfield-Turner is staging her show Why is John Lennon Wearing a Skirt? here at the LBT.  It’s particularly special for us as we’ve been able to see Che’s talent blossom: from being a key member of our Young Company, to being a part of our Christmas pantomime, to […]

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Explore our In The Family Way project

Explore our In The Family Way project

In August 2018 we created In the Family Way, a unique project for young people aged 16-25 which explored the LBT’s history as a Women’s Home for unwed, pregnant young women.  Through generous funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) a group of talented men and women worked at both Heritage Quay, the official archives […]

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Lawrence Batley Theatre announces changes to reduce plastic waste

Lawrence Batley Theatre announces changes to reduce plastic waste

Today we have announced plans to reduce plastic waste across our bars and Queenie’s coffee shop. Plastic bottles have been swapped for cans and cartons with plastic cups replaced with cardboard going forward. We have also taken the decision to stop using plastic straws on our bars. The above changes affect the LBT bars and […]

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