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Established and upcoming new writing in Slung Low Shorts

A free-to-book evening of a diverse and breakthrough new theatre from seven writers.

Slung Low Shorts at the Holbeck
Slung Low Shorts at the Holbeck

Back for a fourth year at The Holbeck, Slung Low platforms a festival of diverse and breakthrough new theatre from upcoming and established writers.

Comprised of seven short plays, Slung Low Shorts explores everything from the experiences of the Windrush Generation to a ventriloquist’s complex relationship with his dummy, and John Lennon being cloned from a tooth…

The play is produced by local writers Lisa Holdsworth (writing credits include Call the Midwife and Ackley Bridge) and Mark Catley (Casualty and EastEnders) alongside casting director Jo Adamson-Parker who also runs Northern Drama Acting School.

The cast and directors are also from a range of backgrounds with Richard McNamara, lead guitarist with Embrace, taking on his first stage role, and a number of familiar faces including veteran screen actor Seamus O’Neill, and Tom Gibbons who is better known as the errant Johnny Phillips in The Archers.

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Directors of the plays include Aisha Khan, co-artistic director of Freedom Studios, a theatre company based in Bradford, and other theatre-makers from across the region.

Slung Low Shorts is at The Holbeck WMC, Leeds from 18th to 21st July 2019. Tickets are free to book online at slunglow.org, with a pay-as-you-feel donation available after the performance.

 

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