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West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Furnace Festival 2017

A festival of vibrant performance, from polished productions to initial creative explorations.

From Monday 11th September, West Yorkshire Playhouse is getting all warmed up for Furnace Festival 2017. The North’s premier producing house welcomes you to engage and create, meet new friends, and experience some brand new, brilliant theatre.

Combining the best new theatre, work in development and workshops and events, Furnace Festival 2017 celebrates the future of theatre on the Playhouse stages. Firmly rooting the Playhouse as a hub for creative excellence and an artistic beacon in the North, the festival showcases the Playhouse’s commitment to supporting artists at all stages of their careers, from polished productions to initial creative explorations.

West Yorkshire Playhouse New Work Producer Gilly Roche said: “Furnace is a vital element of our work at West Yorkshire Playhouse. It’s our engine room, where artists test out new ideas, take wild creative leaps and push at the boundaries of what theatre can achieve. Furnace Festival is an eclectic celebration of some of the very best contemporary theatre in the country. We’re showcasing a kaleidoscopic programme of new work – from the very first spark of an idea to multi-award winning shows visiting Yorkshire for the first time.”

Furnace Festival 2017 is at West Yorkshire Playhouse from Monday 11th to Saturday 23rd September. For a full timetable of ticketed and free events, visit wyp.org.uk. You can also book online or call the Box Office on 0113 213 7700.

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