Congratulations to everyone involved in our latest production, Fantastic Mr. Fox, which completed a run of five performances on Saturday. We had a full cast who managed to stay covid free all week, and lovely audiences for every performance.
Today was the day that members of the original cast of Fantastic Mr. Fox, finally got to meet up and start rehearsing again. It's been such a long break since March 2020, when the night before our dress rehearsal all theatres were instructed to close due to the Covid19 pandemic. It's been a difficuilt time for lots of people, but now we can finally get cracking and bring this marvelous story "off the page and onto the stage" at last. We're sad that a couple of our original cast members can't be in the play this year, but Graham and James were welcomed into 'Team Fox' tonight. Janine is again directing the show, and Jane is going to figure out how best to resize all of the costumes ... amazing how much children can grow in 18 months isn't it!
After many months away we are delighted to announce that we are back, with members able to attend workshops, rehearsals and meeting IN PERSON at long last.
We have to pre-register attendance, so we can plan for the number of members attending, to keep everyone safe and happy, but WE ARE BACK!
An original play developed and staged by members of our 13+Workshop Group, performed over Zoom for two live performances in February 2021.
Watch the play on YouTube
Please note that our age advisory for viewing this play is 13+ years
A message from the authors and directors of The Murdered Mongrels Society
Dark comedy about a new online group to help people whose dogs have been mysteriously murdered, which is gatecrashed by a sinister new member who may or may not have something to do with the murdered Mongrels.
At Leeds Children’s Theatre we are opposed to dog murder or any other mistreatment of dogs, we'd like to assure everyone that no dogs were harmed in the making of this performance. We're taking a collection in support of the Dogs Trust at the end of this performance. Remember, a dog is fur-ever not just for Christmas, so any Dalmatian you can give would be appreciated! (Yes, we do think we’re Howl-arious!)
This afternoon's performance over Zoom was watched LIVE by members, family and friends and we had a great time. We've received some lovely comments from the audiance ...
The panto was Amazing to watch!
Huge thankyou cannot wait till the next one.
Thanks, it was great fun.
The ‘Potted Panto’ was written by the late Judith Unwin and has been performed by Leeds Children’s Theatre on many occasions throughout the years. Today's rehearsed play-reading has been adapted and directed by Janine Walker for a Zoom setting. Dan Dainter has arranged and managed the technical aspects of brining this LIVE performance to our audiance, at home via Zoom. The performance promises to bring you all of the wonder, villainy and romance of your favourite pantomimes!
Villager/Narrator/Dwarf 1 - Naomi K
Villager/Narrator/Dwarf 2 - Lily R
Villager/Narrator/Dwarf 3 – Jemma L
Mother Hubbard - Scarlett M
Handsome Prince - Helena A
Cinderella - Lauren V
Humpty Dumpty - Sirius W
Fairy Clumsy - Matilda S
Giant - James H
Rent-a-crowd – Jane C
Dog – Sam L
Spring Production 2021
We are disapointed to have to report that our March 2021 production at the Carriageworks Theatre has also now been cancelled due to the Covid restrictions announced on 5 January 2021. We still have no idea when theatres will be allowed to reopen for rehearsals and performances.
November Production 2021
However, we are now making plans for our November 2021 production, in the hope that we will be able to commence face-to-face rehearsals in the summer.
Thank you for your ongoing support, and of course further details will be announced in due course.
We are pleased to announce that the Young Minds charity was nominated in 2020, by members of LCT, to receive one of our annual charity donations of £300. The charity supports young people as well as parents, and there's lots of information on the website https://youngminds.org.uk/
"The aim of Leeds Children's Theatre is to produce plays suitable for children,
the players to be either children or adults or both, as is necessary for the production".
This was drawn into the constitution in April 1937
and it remains the aim of Leeds Children's Theatre today
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