A Ghost Story for Christmas: Laura Caldow talks creeping her fellow cast members out in the spookiest Christmas show around

December 7, 2011

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Today is the first day of rehearsals proper. My head is full of words and ghosts and…..things.

Video: enter the magical world of Flyboy

December 2, 2011

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Artist and musician Matthew Robins spreads seasonal cheer in his unique blend of live music and shadow-puppet animation, Flyboy is Alone Again this Christmas, with two performances in the Howard Assembly Room on Saturday 10 December. Matthew and his band perform live on stage as intricate paper cut-outs and shadow animations are projected onto the […]

Flyboy is Alone Again this Christmas: Matthew Robins prepares to bring his sci-fi shadow puppet soap-opera to Leeds

November 21, 2011

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It’s mid November and I’m just putting together some new Flyboy stories to bring to the Howard Assembly Room this Christmas.  Flyboy is a mutant boy – half fly, half human, trying to live a normal life in a little town – his parents abandoned him when he was small, but he has a couple […]

Meet the Musicians: The Gambler

November 17, 2011

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Meet the musicians that will help transport the audience from the Howard Assembly Room to Dostoevsky’s Casino for a sold out performance of The Gambler this evening. The evening will include chamber music by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff. DANNY DRIVER – PIANO Following his concerto debut at the 2011 BBC Proms, Danny Driver will perform both Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto […]

Stick or twist: production assistant Aaron Marsden on transforming the Howard Assembly Room into a casino

November 14, 2011

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The concept behind The Gambler, taking place on Thursday 17 November, is to turn the Howard Assembly Room into a 19th century Russian casino for the evening, to host a performance of music and acting based on Dostoyevsky’s book by the same name. The beauty of this idea is that the audience will be sat in […]

Video: A secret performance by Group Inerane in Paris

November 11, 2011

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Watch a video clip of Group Inerane performing a secret gig in Paris ahead of their date at the Howard Assembly Room.

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Time Being: A Deep, Altered State

November 9, 2011

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It's still such a buzz to come to the other side of the world and find a room full of people have turned up to listen to one's music. We started The Necks 24 years ago as a private experimental band with the express intention of never performing in public.

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