From A Wind of Change to If I Say Jump

The first quarter of 2018 is a somewhat crazy, and exceptionally important time for Common Chorus. By the end of March we will have produced the two most ambitious projects we have ever undertaken, and between them they represent the opposite ends of what I set the theatre company up to make. The weekend of 16th / 17th of February saw us complete ‘A Wind of Change’; a large scale community theatre project that took us, and our collaborators InterACT, a year and a half to complete. Around 60 participants contributed to… Read More

If I Say Jump – A Recovery Story

If I Say Jump – A Recovery Story If I Say Jump is a new theatre show by Common Chorus theatre company. Danny, one of the two lead characters, is an addict who is nearly a year into his recovery journey. At it’s heart ‘If I Say Jump’ is a about the same search for peace and wellbeing that is central to any recovery story. What it is not about is the chaos of addiction, or substance abuse. When we set out to make the show we were already aware of many dramatisations,… Read More

‘A Wind of Change’ Tickets Now On Sale

Roll Up! Roll Up! Tickets are now on sale for this unique and exciting show created by and for people who love Meanwood. 16th Feb, 7.30pm 17th Feb, 3pm & 7.30pm Stainbeck Church on Stainbeck Lane, LS7 2PP Tickets are only £5 with a 25% discount for groups (4+ pre book only) By tickets at: Or you can get the from Stainbeck Church Community Cafe (Thurs 11-2pm) or call Ness on 07961535767. The project is a collaboration between Common Chorus theatre company and local community arts organisation InterACT, who have been making wonderful… Read More

Casting Call (Paid), Male Actor playing age 30 – 40 years, Common Chorus Theatre

Common Chorus Theatre – If I Say Jump Casting Call – Male Actor playing age 30 – 40 years, Leeds and touring – Paid. ‘If I Say Jump’ is an original storytelling theatre performance with parts equally balanced between two performers. We are seeking one male actor to perform alongside established company member Lynsey Jones. The actor would ideally live in commutable distance to locations in West Yorkshire.  The Role: ‘Danny’ has been born and raised in a small Yorkshire ex mining community. He has made good on an underprivileged upbringing by… Read More

A Wind of Change – FINAL CASTING CALL and backstage recruitment

A Wind of Change – FINAL CASTING CALL and backstage recruitment !!! This is your last chance to take part in this wonderful community project and celebrate the stories and people of Meanwood. Throughout the autumn we have been working hard to create the structure of show, and in January 2018 we begin rehearsals before we go in front of the audience mid-February. Now we know what the show look like, we are looking to fill these gaps. Could you be part of the team? Confident adult singers and vocalists: must be able… Read More

A Peek Behind the Curtain – A Wind of Change in Meanwood

Plans for the new community show ‘A Wind of Change’, which kicks off in Meanwood in a few weeks time, are going well and the groups are filling up; Group 3 – ‘A Hidden Wind’ is nearly completely full! We are still looking for folks who live, work or have a lasting connection to Meanwood to take part and the deadline to sign up is the Wednesday 27th September: It is a big project, where logistics can start to take over, so I thought it would be nice to lift the curtain on the creative side of things… Read More