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Kay Mellor supports WY Playhouse redevelopment

Leeds author of A Passionate Woman and In The Club becomes theatre patron.

Leeds-based author Kay Mellor.

Renowned Leeds script writer Kay Mellor OBE has become a patron of West Yorkshire Playhouse in support of its upcoming redevelopment.

Kay Mellor OBE said: “The Playhouse has been a very important part of the cultural life of Leeds for a very long time and I am delighted to support this new chapter in its history. This theatre fulfils a vital role in our diverse and extraordinarily talented city in providing world class opportunities to our home grown artists. As a centre of excellence the Playhouse offers young people access and experiences that are often life changing. The refurbishment will ensure that the theatre can continue to produce this wonderful work for many generations to come and help to deliver a voice for Leeds on the international stage.”

Proposals to transform and modernise West Yorkshire Playhouse through a landmark refurbishment project went before Leeds City Council’s senior planning officials earlier in March. The plans set out changes including improved access to the theatre, a new city-facing entrance and the addition of a new studio theatre space in the Rock Void.

Award-winning Page Park Architects are leading on designs, having previously designed improvements for The Centre for Contemporary Arts and the Theatre Royal in Glasgow and Eden Court Theatre in Inverness.

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