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. Who – Our invitation is open to anyone whose life has been touched by social isolation, or who feels passionately that they have something to say about the mental health impacts of loneliness. We have learned that people can be affected by loneliness for all sorts… Read More

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

Community Writers Wanted in Leeds ‘The Lonely Society’ by Common Chorus Theatre https://commonchorus.co.uk/the-lonely-society 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 http://www.commonchorus.co.uk 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: http://buytickets.at/interactleeds 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