The Ghost of Stolen Summer

‘The Ghost of Stolen Summer’ R&D Sharing Friday 13th September at 3pm (until approx.4pm) Interplay Theatre in Armley, Armley Ridge Rd, Leeds LS12 3LE Book your seat free of charge: https://www.interplaytheatre.co.uk/event/the-ghost-of-stolen-summer/ Or call: 0113 263 8556 Join Common Chorus Theatre for a sharing of material created in the development of our new show ‘The Ghost of Stolen Summer’. We will be sharing approx. 30 minutes of previously unseen storytelling and music followed by an opportunity for audience feedback on the material. Created by our professional artist team; Emma Gordon, Claire Marie Seddon,… Read More

The Lonely Society

During 2018 and 2019 Common Chorus Theatre embarked on a series of linked projects seeking to lift the lid on the great taboo of loneliness in the modern age.  Part 1; Through the Autumn of 2018 our artist team ran workshops that gave voice to fictionalised biographical stories that unpacked experiences of social isolation. We worked with Parkinsons Halifax, Mind the Gap Academy, Carers Leeds, The Equity Partnership and the Don’t Call Me Old group in Armley. A team of twelve community writers then worked with Leeds based professional writer Andrea Heaton to shape these… Read More

If I Say Jump

First touring in Spring 2018, ‘If I Say Jump’ had great audiences and excellent reviews.  Things went so well that we are now planning a second tour for Summer 2019. Common Chorus in association with Little Mighty With skillful storytelling, playful comedy and an original soundtrack, this fast-paced new show charts a morally ambiguous quest for peace and wellbeing in a chaotic time. Jenny’s a vicar. But she’s got problems. Her creepy ex-husband keeps sending her flowers – every day. The church hall is being renovated by a dodgy builder, who’s being… Read More

After the Flood

After the Flood is a site-based theatre performance created at Granary Wharf in Leeds as a commision for the Leeds Waterfront Festival 2016. Set six months after the devastating Christmas floods, it dramatised the real experiences of people who made a response to the tragedy. “It made me think of the city differently… about the connection between the city and the countryside… It did all this in a clever, funny and gentle way, without forcing a message on to the audience” – Dr Lourdes Orozco, University of Leeds, Workshop Theatre. The performance was… Read More

A Wind of Change

Presented by Common Chorus and InterACT ‘A Wind of Change’ was an original community performance put together by & for people who live in, work, or regularly visit Meanwood. From local tales both real and fantastical, A Wind of Change spun theatre, live music and storytelling into a yarn that all enjoyed. “It was a wonderful show…The actors, and those who supported back of house each performed brilliantly. It was pulled together so professionally.” – Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Jane Dawson. For production shots visit our Flickr album or watch a documentation of the… Read More

‘Letter to the River’ & ‘Recovery Stories’

‘Letter to the River’ and ‘Recovery Stories’ were two community theatre performances that we devised with clients in recovery from addiction at Spacious Places Recovery Centre. Devised in response to biographical stories by clients at Spacious Places Recovery Centre. Directed by Simon Brewis Text by Dan Ingram Brown Co facilitated with Lynsey Jones Stage Manager (Recovery Stories only) Ruth Mark Letter to the River – It is the morning of the 5th July 2014 and Leeds is awash with yellow and bicycles, it is the morning of the Grand Depart of the… Read More