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

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