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Leeds Arts Events & Venues - Covid-19 Update (13 May 2020)

To manage the impact of Covid-19 in Leeds and ensure the safety and well-being of our audiences and all Leeds City Council staff, we must continue to stay at home as much as possible in order to control the virus and save lives.
Our events through to the end of July have either been cancelled by the promoter or postponed to a later date.

The following events have either been cancelled by the promoter or postponed to a later date:
*Please scroll down below this message if you decide to use the ‘book here’ options to access the booking page.

Leeds Young Film Festival (30 March-13 April)
Confluence 2020 (5 April)
Fantastic Mr Fox (18-21 March)
Best of BE Festival (23 March)
I, Elizabeth (1 April)
Little Grimm Tales (17 April)
HMS Pinafore (13-16 May)
Deliciously Ella (27 May)
Hairspray / DIVA (3-6 June)
Charity Shop Sue plus Q&A with Sue Tuke (11 June)
Annie (16-20 June)

*Please scroll down below this message if you decide to use the ‘book here’ options to access the booking page.
Dispatches on the Red Dress (previously 22 March) new date: 9 November book here
The Storm Whale (previously 14-16 April): awaiting new date
My Last Supper with Jay Rayner (previously 16 April) new date: 3 September book here
Ben Hart (previously 20 April): new date 11 October book here
The Father (previously 23-25 April): awaiting new date
The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe (previously 28 April) new date: 24 October book here
The ParaPod Movie (previously 2 May) new date: 27 September book here
Gary Delaney (previously 9 May) new date: 26 September book here
Tom Houghton: Honour Tour (previously 13 June): awaiting new date

If you have bought tickets to any of our events a member of our Box Office team will be in touch with you shortly. If you have any queries please contact: and allow our team to either respond via email or call you back. If that’s not possible, please call the team on 0113 376 0318 (Mon-Fri between 10am and 5pm). Please be prepared for a short wait as our Box Office team are now working remotely. Voicemail messages will be collected on a regular basis and someone will get back to you at the earliest opportunity. Please be assured that every ticket holder will be contacted either by email, telephone or post. We won’t forget you.

Until it is safe and practical to welcome audiences back to our events we will continue to develop our online content and look forward to engaging with as many people as possible through our social media channels, where we’ll also keep you informed of any changes and their implications as soon as we can.

Many thanks for your understanding and continued support during these difficult times. Keep safe and well.

With kind regards
Leeds Arts, Events & Venues Team



Welcome to the Caribbean. Where the sun is hot and the living is uneasy.

Meet three women. An unlikely trio. Different ages, backgrounds and attitudes. Each has a unique relationship with the island. A home. A regular holiday haunt. A first time visit. Through language that fizzes and sparks, we begin to discover that they share one surprising thing in common.

New Perspectives brings Debbie Tucker Green’s distinctive voice to a regional audience. Get set for an intoxicating mix of fresh rhythm and raucous humour, as the women come to terms with the transactions that define who they are.


Educational Resources

NEW PERSPECTIVES trade by debbie tucker green – Cultural Learning Resource (pdf)


Gracy Goldman

Gracy Goldman trained at RADA Theatre credits include: Square Rounds (Proud Haddock/Finborough Theatre), Richard II, The Winter's Tale, The Tempest, Pericles (RSC), Antony and Cleopatra (Liverpool Playhouse), Dream of the Dog (Trafalgar Studios), Good People (English Speaking Theatre), Great Expectations (The New Vic), You Cant Take It With You (Southwark Playhouse), Chasing the Moment (Arcola Theatre), Invisible (Transport Theatre), The Tempest (Bury-St Edmunds), Beautiful Thing (Curve). TV credits include: Quiz directed by Stephen Frears, Year & Years series creator Russell T Davis, Sense8 (season 2) series creator Lana Wachowski, Holby City (guest lead), Doctors (guest lead), Doctor Who, Casualty (guest lead), The Bill (guest lead), Ruth Rendell Mysteries (guest lead) and the German drama series Auf Eigene Gefahr (guest lead). Film credits include: Mary (Proper Charlie Productions), The Plant (BBC)

Rachel Summers

Rachel Summers trained and received a Masters in Screen Acting at Royal Central School of Speech & Drama. She has worked with classical actor and director Jeffery Kissoon in Dare To Dare at the Space Theatre and performed in the Feature film Calloused Hands with American Actor Andre Royo. Summers has also voiced for animations for charity WorldVision UK; comedy shorts for Comedy Central and television commercials for ISME, Barclays, Jacqueline Wilson books and featured in an Amazon Commercial, Volvic and Shell Commercial. One of Summers highlights was performing in the one woman show The Sun, The Moon and Stars at the Yard Theatre for the Live Drafts festival. Her Other features include: This Islands Mine, Kings Head Theatre; Conundrum, Arcola Theatre; Mastering Business, Stockwell Playhouse; Don Quixote in Algiers, White Bear Theatre; MacBeth, Cockpit Theatre, Blue Soup, Red Lion Theatre and Love Isnt Enough, Kiln Theatre (formally Tricycle Theatre) TV Credits include: The Nevers

Sharla Smith

Sharla Smith is a London based Actress and Writer. Graduating from ALRA Drama School, Sharla went on to write and perform her one woman show Perception-ism - which was performed at Talawa Firsts, Brockley Jack and as part of the United Solo festival in New York City. Credits Include: Theatre 503: Jouvert (2019), Bernie Grant Arts Centre: Race Today Showcase (2019), Lyric Hammersmith: The Big Enormous Present (2019), Arcola Theatre: Our Tower (2018), London Film: Gal & E (2018), The National Theatre: Black Spoken Identites Platform - White Superiority (2018) Sharla also performs spoken word and has Sharla Reviews a Theatre blog site.

Creative Team

Writer - debbie tucker green
Director - Jack McNamara
Jack McNamara
Jack has been Artistic Director of New Perspectives since September 2012. Productions for the company include The Boss of It All by Lars von Trier (Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh & Soho Theatre); The Lovesong of Alfred J Hitchcock by David Rudkin (Brits off Broadway, New York & UK tour); Him With His Foot In His Mouth by Saul Bellow and Watching the Living by Jane Upton adapted from two Daphne du Maurier short stories (both UK tours); HOOD (150th Anniversary Commission, Nottingham Theatre Royal) and Darkness Darkness (Nottingham Playhouse co-production). Plays for children and family audiences include The Tiger's Bones and Other Stories (UK tour) and most recently The Giant Jam Sandwich (UK tour & Edinburgh), Harvest(regional tour) and award-winning productions The Fishermen (Edinburgh and tour) and Sisyphus (BE Festival, Mess Award winner).

Previous productions as director include Exterminating Angel (Basement Brighton/ Pleasance Edinburgh/ UK tour); Texts for Nothing by Samuel Beckett (The Rest is Noise Festival, Southbank Centre); The Word for Snow by Don DeLillo (London Literature Festival, Southbank Centre); Malaise Trio (Camden People's Theatre); Instructions for John Howell by Julio Cortazar (Nursery Festival); Betrayal by Harold Pinter (Nuffield, Southampton); The Blind by Maurice Maeterlinck (Arcola Theatre); Lucid Dreams for Higher Living (Underbelly, Edinburgh); Valparaiso by Don DeLillo (Old Red Lion); A Cool Million by Nathanael West (Underbelly, Edinburgh); Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs (Warwick Arts Centre).

Previously Jack was Assistant Director at the Royal Shakespeare Company and director on attachment at the Nuffield Theatre Southampton under the Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme. Independently Jack continues to make experimental theatre through his company Future Ruins and directed Love Lies Bleeding by Don DeLillo at the Printroom last year.

Designer - Maxwell Nicholson-Lailey
Max initially trained as a dancer at Rambert School in West London, choreographing pieces performed at Sadlers Wells and the Royal Opera House. He then successfully gained a Masters Degree in Costume Design from London College of Fashion. He then went on to be shortlisted as one of the twelve finalists for the 2017 Linbury Prize for Stage Design and was a recipient of the Royal Opera House bursary 2018. Most recently he has been nominated for 2019 Stage Debut Awards Best Designer for his work on Huddleat the Unicorn Theatre. His work spans through contemporary dance, opera, theatre and performance art.

His design credits include: Cabildo (Arcola Theatre, Grimeborn 2019) There Won’t Be Glitter (The Place), Huddle(Unicorn Theatre), Lot’s of Varied Expectations (The Rosemary Branch Theatre)

Associate and Assistant work: Assistant Costume Designer Spice World UK Tour (Spice Girls, 2019), assistant costume designerCurtains (UK Tour, 2019), design assistant La Cenerentola (Irish Opera, 2019), design assistant Amelie(Watermill Theatre, 2019).

Lighting Designer - Bethany Gupwell
Bethany Gupwell studied Lighting Design at The Royal Central school of speech and drama. Lighting Design credits include; Queen of The Mist (Charing Cross Theatre), Wonder Winterland (Soho Theatre), Keep Watching (New Diorama), Bobby & Amy (Vaults Festival 2019), Zorba (Performance Preparation Academy), Immersive dining experience The Great Christmas Feast (The Ugly Duck), Sweet Like Chocolate, Boy (Brockley Jack), Caucasian Chalk Circle (Royal Central), #Dr@cula (The Leicester Curve), Free (Royal Central).

Associate and Re-lighting credits include; The Rite of Spring - Seeta Patel (2019 Tour), Black Men Walking (Bernie Grants Art Centre), The Phlebotomist (Hampstead Theatre), Seussical (Southwark Playhouse), Dust (Trafalgar Studios), Heartbreak House (Union Theatre), Carmen (Union Theatre).

Assistant roles include; Come from Away (Phoenix Theatre), Beginners (Unicorn Theatre), Lighting Intern on Hamilton (Victoria Palace Theatre), Beacons (Park Theatre), Natives (Southwark Playhouse).

Sound Designer - Adam McCready (Poetical Machines Ltd)
Adam is a composer and sound designer, originally from Derby but now living in Cheshire.

The Fishermen, Playland, Wasteland, Honeyman, He Wore a Red Hat, Watching the Living, (New Perspectives); My Mother Said I Never Should, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (Theatre by the Lake, Keswick); The Coram Boy, Holes,The Cherry Orchard, The Glass Menagerie, Arcadia, Any Means Necessary, A Skull in Connermara, How to Breathe, Chicken Soup with Barley (Nottingham Playhouse); Abigail’s Party, The Glee Club (Hull Truck Theatre); One Man Two Guvnors, Beyond Shame, Two, Sweeney Todd (Derby Theatre); Brighton Rock, Noughts & Crosses (Pilot Theatre); The Beautiful Game (Next Door Dance); Call of the Wild (Greenwich Theatre); Getting Better Slowly (Adam Pownall UK Tour); What the Butler Saw, A Streetcar Name Desire, Shiv (Curve, Leicester);The Snow Queen, What Became of the Red Shoes (Little Pixie Productions);Babe, Private Lives, Saturday Night & Sunday Morning, Arsenic and Old Lace, Betty Blue Eyes, The Butterfly Lion, Noises Off, Ascension, Educating Rita (Mercury Theatre, Colchester); Dancehall, The Glee Club (Cast, Doncaster).

Film scores: The Grandest of Stages (Next Door Dance), Ashes (Triskelle Pictures).


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