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Community Production

As a building built by and for the community, our community productions are at the heart of what we do. Bringing people of all ages from across Huddersfield and Kirklees together to tell incredible stories.

Our community productions are a chance for local people to star on our stage in a fully produced show. Our previous community productions have all been adaptions of classic plays or stories with an added Lawrence Batley Theatre twist and have included Henry V, our ★★★★ (The Stage) animated version of A Christmas Carol, Macbeth, The Tempest and Frankenstein.

Our community production is for everyone. It’s open to all ages, and we would encourage anyone who is interested to get involved.

This year Lawrence Batley Theatre is celebrating its 30th birthday, the community production will be the centrepiece of our 30th birthday celebrations.

Our community production this year will be a contemporary adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, adapted by local writer Chris O’Connor.

You’re invited to one of Jay Gatsby’s infamous lavish parties as he brings the roaring 1920s into the 21st century. The Great Gatsby will explore wealth, class and love with a swinging jazz inspired soundtrack.

The Great Gatsby will be on our main stage from Thursday 12 - Saturday 14 September.

If you have any questions about our community production, please email our Head of Creative Programme, Olivia Race - or our Head of Participation, Rebecca Winwood - 

This year's community production is kindly supported by: