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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.

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.

Cut-throat playfulness in the dynamic storytelling world of Forced Entertainment

November 1, 2011

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Assorted fragments of gay soldiers and pirates, wizards in forests, cleaners in offices, murderous children, philosophical robots, tyrannical despots, lost knights and adulterous travelling salesmen...