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The landscape of art is shifting…has shifted, the way in which people want and choose to interact with the cultural offerings of their city is changing. West Yorkshire Playhouse is responding to this ongoing evolution with TRANSFORM, a programme of work which will take place throughout the building. Working with Artistic Director Ian Brown and the Playhouse’s new associate producer Amy Letman, TRANSFORM curators Alan Lane and Kully Thiarai have created a season of work that has hitherto not had much of a place in the Playhouse’s programme. From a new durational piece by internationally renowned artist Chris Goode to Geraldine Pilgrim’s 15 minute performance; From Lemn Sissay’s one man show to The Red Room’s installation and performance in which everyone can get involved, each work investigates how theatre can be transformative.

To celebrate the beginning of this new strand of programming for West Yorkshire Playhouse, the cafe and bar will be transformed into, SMOKE AND MIRRORS, a Cabaret on Saturday 18 June. Designed by installation artist Shanaz Gulzar the event will include performances from The Wau Wau Sisters, Bourgeois & Maurice (Beth Ditto is a big fan describing them as absolute filth), Company FZ and close-up magic from Tim Sutton. The WYP promises a fortnight of theatrical difference, ingenuity and above all… entertainment.

West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds
6th – 18th June

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