Community Writers Wanted (near Leeds) – ‘The Lonely Society’

Community Writers Wanted in Leeds ‘The Lonely Society’ by Common Chorus Theatre For the next phase of our project ‘The Lonely Society’ Common Chorus theatre company are creating a script for a new community play that will explore the mental health impacts of social isolation and loneliness. We think that there is an important story to tell about how isolation impacts people’s wellbeing, and a surprising story to tell about how widespread the problem can be. We are searching for people that understand this from their own life experience and are… Read More

Writer Required for New Community Short Play – Leeds

Writer Required for New Community Short Play – Leeds ‘The Lonely Society’ by Common Chorus Theatre Common Chorus: We are a Leeds based theatre company who bring together people from different walks of life to enjoy stories that should be heard. Participation fuels our community theatre shows and distinguished touring productions with professional actors. The Role: For our next project, The Lonely Society, we will be exploring stories about the mental health impacts of social isolation and loneliness. We are looking for a writer with skills and experience in spoken word… Read More

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