The Lonely Society – Community Theatre Event

Buy tickets here: Join us for an evening of theatre, food and conversation that seeks to lift the lid on the great taboo of social isolation in the modern age. Most of us either have been, will be, or know someone who has been affected. Everyone is welcome. There will be a 30-minute community-created theatre show, a finger buffet and conversations that you can take part in or just sit back and listen. This event is part of an ongoing series of works exploring the mental health impacts of social isolation and loneliness… Read More

Community Performers in Leeds Wanted – Let’s Talk About Loneliness

This February Common Chorus Theatre will be presenting a night of performance and discussion about one of our societies last great taboos; social isolation and loneliness. We are looking for community actors, musicians and storytellers to take part in a performance that will inspire this conversation. Due to exceptional interest in this project, we have now closed recruitment for the community performance cast. If you want to join the waiting list please email Simon on  Who – Our invitation is open to anyone whose life has been touched by social isolation,… Read More

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