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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 […]

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...

The Howard Assembly Room becomes an enchanted forest of screens for Light Night 2011

October 10, 2011

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Friday 7 October was Leeds’ annual Light Night festival, and the Howard Assembly Room opened its doors for a free five hour performance installation: O Let Me Weep. Featuring mezzo soprano Claire Bradshaw, guitarist Craig Ogden and oboist Hazel Cropper, Opera North Projects and Lightmap transformed the Howard Assembly Room into an enchanted forest of screens. […]