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Oct
1
Sun
20B – Jane English
Oct 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

20B unearths the stories of a demolished building on a council estate in East London. In an attempt to relocate her sense of home, Jane goes on a mission to find and reconnect with her former neighbours, to document their memories, and make a record of the community which was scattered by regeneration.

Part auto-biography, part oral history, 20B is a moving exploration of what home and community really mean and how it feels when these things are lost. With warmth and humour, Jane uncovers the narratives of the city, from post-war slum clearance to Olympic-era gentrification.

Image credit: Ayesha Jones

Responses from audiences:

“Our homes are in the progress of a regeneration and I can see how my children may feel when the time comes.”

“Thought it was incredibly well researched – both the historical & the personal. Gripping, heart-breaking and made me angry!”

“Perfect timing – humorous, informative, moving, thought-provoking, heart-warming.”

“I felt moved and quite emotional. I feel very affected by the ‘regeneration’ and developments in my area and the housing situation in the city I grew up in.”

“Heartfelt & critical commentary on growing up on an estate. The good, the bad, the ugly.”

“The whole thing felt like a huge detective story! It’s one of the strongest solo shows I’ve seen in ages. I was moved to tears, to laughter and to anger. A really important piece of theatre.”

 

​To reserve a ticket please click here to be transferred to our partners Quay Tickets to make your free reservation.

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This performance has a limited capacity, so should you change your mind before the event, please let us know by emailing boxoffice@slunglow.org to ensure we do not turn others away unnecessarily.

The performance is “Pay What You Decide” – you decide how much to pay after you have seen the performance. All monies are then given directly to the performing company. Please note the venue is cash only, and there is a cash machine 2mins walk from the venue on the corner of Water Lane and Marshall St.

On street parking is available at the venue.

We look forward to welcoming you to The HUB soon.

Slung Low

Holbeck Underground Ballroom, 67-71 Bath Rd, Holbeck, Leeds, LS11 9UA

Oct
8
Sun
WE ARE BRONTË – Publick Transport
Oct 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

“a mini comedic masterpiece…ambitious, risk-taking, edgy, just downright different.” ★★★★★ StageTalk Magazine

“masters of their art” ★★★★ The Scotsman

“excruciatingly funny…This is physical theatre at its most skillful.” British Theatre Guide

“intelligent, offbeat humour…supremely entertaining.” ★★★★ Fringe Guru

“A masterclass in physical theatre, clowning and improvisation.” Dorset Echo

Shortlisted for Brighton Fringe Award for Excellence 2016
Vault Festival Highly Commended

Morecambe and Wise meets David Lynch in this madcap reimagining of the Brontë myth, presented in Publick Transport’s playful and irreverent style. Taking the real and fictitious worlds of Yorkshire’s literary siblings as their inspiration, two performers combine rigorous physical theatre with anarchic comedy to deconstruct not only gothic themes of love, madness and revenge, but also themselves.
Expect mad women, spooky houses and really bad coughs.

Age recommendation: 10+
Running time: 60min

To reserve a ticket please click here to be transferred to our partners Quay Tickets to make your free reservation.

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This performance has a limited capacity, so should you change your mind before the event, please let us know by emailing boxoffice@slunglow.org to ensure we do not turn others away unnecessarily.

The performance is “Pay What You Decide” – you decide how much to pay after you have seen the performance. All monies are then given directly to the performing company. Please note the venue is cash only, and there is a cash machine 2mins walk from the venue on the corner of Water Lane and Marshall St.

On street parking is available at the venue.

We look forward to welcoming you to The HUB soon.

Slung Low

Holbeck Underground Ballroom, 67-71 Bath Rd, Holbeck, Leeds, LS11 9UA

 

 

Oct
12
Thu
QUARTER LIFE CRISIS – Yolanda Mercy plus THIS IS YESTERDAY (an introduction) – Manic Chord Theatre
Oct 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Alicia is a hot mess. She doesn’t know what she’s doing with her life. Swiping left, swiping right to find the perfect match. Even though she’s a Londoner, born and bred, the scent of Lagos peppers her existence in the ends. Everyone around her seems to know where they’re going in life, but she’s trying to find ways to cheat growing up and keep her 16-25 railcard. What does it mean to be an adult, and when do you become one? Quarter Life Crisis mixes addictive basslines, spoken word and audience participation.

This event will be preceded by an introduction to This is Yesterday, the latest project from Leeds based Manic Chord Theatre, which explores what dementia might reveal about our potential to live both in the present, and outside of it. The company will present an exclusive early insight into a new digital, storytelling world looking to uncover how we experience memory both collectively and as individuals. Following the presentation there will be an open discussion about the project with the company, their collaborators and local community groups.

7:30pm THIS IS YESTERDAY : An Introduction (Manic Chord Theatre)

8:00pm QUARTER LIFE CRISIS (Yolanda Mercy)

​To reserve a ticket please click here to be transferred to our partners Quay Tickets to make your free reservation.

If you wish to sign up to Slung Low’s mailing list and be the first to know about other events at the HUB,please click here.

This performance has a limited capacity, so should you change your mind before the event, please let us know by emailing boxoffice@slunglow.org to ensure we do not turn others away unnecessarily.

The performance is “Pay What You Decide” – you decide how much to pay after you have seen the performance. All monies are then given directly to the performing company. Please note the venue is cash only, and there is a cash machine 2mins walk from the venue on the corner of Water Lane and Marshall St.

On street parking is available at the venue.

We look forward to welcoming you to The HUB soon.

Oct
15
Sun
MANPOWER – Two Destination Language
Oct 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Did you think it would be easy?

Did you think it would be fair?

A British man and an Eastern European woman share the stage.

Silent battles of power drive this politically complex commentary on Britain’s working men over the last 40 years, with music, wood and vinyl coming together to create a picture of Britain today and how it came to this.

Total Theatre Awards winners Two Destination Language take you on a romp through men, expectations, work and economics in the years since Britain voted to be part of Europe.

This is vital, urgent theatre, about our past, our here and now, and our future.

Led by artists Katherina Radeva and Alister Lownie, their work explores questions of identity, belonging and culture; as a Bulgarian and a Scot working together, they use their own histories and experiences to explore these ideas.

​To reserve a ticket please click here to be transferred to our partners Quay Tickets to make your free reservation.

If you wish to sign up to Slung Low’s mailing list and be the first to know about other events at the HUB,please click here.

This performance has a limited capacity, so should you change your mind before the event, please let us know by emailing boxoffice@slunglow.org to ensure we do not turn others away unnecessarily.

The performance is “Pay What You Decide” – you decide how much to pay after you have seen the performance. All monies are then given directly to the performing company. Please note the venue is cash only, and there is a cash machine 2mins walk from the venue on the corner of Water Lane and Marshall St.

On street parking is available at the venue.

We look forward to welcoming you to The HUB soon.

Slung Low

Holbeck Underground Ballroom, 67-71 Bath Rd, Holbeck, Leeds, LS11 9UA

Oct
22
Sun
SWANSONG – Dugout Theatre
Oct 22 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

 

by Sadie Spencer and Tom Black

★★★ ★ Theatrically watertight… character comedy, social satire and moral debate.”  The Stage

★★★★ “At once bleak and hopeful, innocent and cynical, dark and light. The result is nothing short of brilliance.” Fest

★★★★ “A funny yet touching play about friendship that finds not just the comedy in the apocalypse, but the positivity.” The List

★★★★ “Rich with music, gallows humour and existential debate on the merits of humanity.” ThreeWeeks

 

The rain has finally stopped. 4 people survive. They are in a swan pedalo.

Following critically acclaimed runs at the Edinburgh Festival, HighTide and the Arcola, DugOut Theatre – the company that bought you Inheritance Blues and The Sunset Five –  bring their smash-hit show to Leeds to ask what we’d remember if we could start again.

Founded by a group of comedians, writers, musicians and actors, DugOut’s work is often funny, sometimes sad, usually hopeful and always musical. It warms your heart, moves your feet, treats your eyes, lightens your load, tickles your fancy and swells your heart.

Taking our joyful, popular plays around the country, we perform in a range of intimate spaces – from studio theatres to country pubs – and believe in bringing our unique brand of theatre magic to audiences everywhere.

‘An exciting and creative company.’ ***** (BroadwayBaby.com). ‘Oozing with simple British charm’ **** (Daily Mail). ‘A lot of fun’ **** (Scotsman). ‘Brilliant acting’ ***** (ThreeWeeks). ‘Full of vim and great music’ (Lyn Gardner, Guardian). ****

 

​To reserve a ticket please click here to be transferred to our partners Quay Tickets to make your free reservation.

If you wish to sign up to Slung Low’s mailing list and be the first to know about other events at the HUB,please click here.

This performance has a limited capacity, so should you change your mind before the event, please let us know by emailing boxoffice@slunglow.org to ensure we do not turn others away unnecessarily.

The performance is “Pay What You Decide” – you decide how much to pay after you have seen the performance. All monies are then given directly to the performing company. Please note the venue is cash only, and there is a cash machine 2mins walk from the venue on the corner of Water Lane and Marshall St.

On street parking is available at the venue.

We look forward to welcoming you to The HUB soon.

Slung Low

Holbeck Underground Ballroom, 67-71 Bath Rd, Holbeck, Leeds, LS11 9UA

Oct
27
Fri
SING-ALONG-A-WICKER MAN (with supper!)
Oct 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

‘Frankly genius’ The Guardian

‘Terrific fun’ Director, Robin Hardy

BACK FOR A SECOND HELPING FOLLOWING 2013’s SELL-OUT EVENT!

(now with added supper served on arrival from 7pm)

Hosted by David and singer Eliza Skelton, Sing-along-a-Wickerman is a unique night of entertainment for Wickerman enthusiasts, featuring live music, audience sing-a-longs, a rare screening of the super-8 comedy-classic “the Weakerman” and other treats.

Once sufficiently warmed up, the audience are provided with goody bags full of dark secrets (for use during the film) and a Pagan Hymn Book with lyrics to all the songs. Then, at the Witching Hour the film is shown in all its camp, twisted glory, with David and Eliza at the helm guiding the crowd along with the words, actions, dialogue and buttock-slapping!!

To reserve a ticket please click here to be transferred to our partners Quay Tickets to make your free reservation.

By reserving a ticket for this performance you will automatically be added to Quay Ticket’s mailing list.

If you wish to sign up to Slung Low’s mailing list and be the first to know about other events at the HUB,please click here.

This performance has a limited capacity, so should you change your mind before the event, please let us know by emailing boxoffice@slunglow.org to ensure we do not turn others away unnecessarily.

The performance is “Pay What You Decide” – you decide how much to pay after you have seen the performance. All monies are then given directly to the performing company. Please note the venue is cash only, and there is a cash machine 2mins walk from the venue on the corner of Water Lane and Marshall St.

On street parking is available at the venue.

We look forward to welcoming you to The HUB soon.

Slung Low

Oct
29
Sun
KWAIDAN – Rouge28
Oct 29 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Inspired by Japanese ghost stories and horror movies, Kwaidan is a chilling cinematic and atmospheric experience. It deftly combines life-sized puppets, humanette, shadow and live performance.
 
Kwaidan tells the story of Haru, a young woman who returns to her abandoned family home after many years of absence. Strange happenings begin as the house seemingly inhabited by spirits and ghosts from the past awaken. As the action unfolds, the memory of a terrible event resurfaces.

 
Kwaidan has received funding from Arts Council England, Japan Society and The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation and is supported by Horse+Bamboo Theatre, Norwich Puppet Theatre, Little Angel Theatre, The National Puppetry Archive, British UNIMA and Metal Culture.

To reserve a ticket please click here to be transferred to our partners Quay Tickets

to make your free reservation.

If you wish to sign up to Slung Low’s mailing list and be the first to know about other events at the HUB,please click here.

This performance has a limited capacity, so should you change your mind before the event, please let us know by emailing boxoffice@slunglow.org to ensure we do not turn others away unnecessarily.

The performance is “Pay What You Decide” – you decide how much to pay after you have seen the performance. All monies are then given directly to the performing company. Please note the venue is cash only, and there is a cash machine 2mins walk from the venue on the corner of Water Lane and Marshall St.

On street parking is available at the venue.

We look forward to welcoming you to The HUB soon.

Slung Low

Holbeck Underground Ballroom, 67-71 Bath Rd, Holbeck, Leeds, LS11 9UA

Nov
3
Fri
THE HAUNTED MOUSTACHE : Dr Bramwell
Nov 3 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

“The Haunted Moustache is a genuinely marvellous demonstration of how beautifully the mechanism of reality functions, if you’re paying sufficient attention.                                                   Neurologically, this will light you up like a Christmas tree.” Alan Moore

‘A masterful storyteller’ Radio Times

“A taste for genius, matched by eccentricity” The Guardian

Winner ‘Outstanding Theatre’ Brighton Fringe Festival

Winner ‘Best Comedy’ Brighton Fringe Festival

Winner Sony Silver Award for ‘Best Feature’ as dramatised for BBC Radio 3’s Between the Ears.

The Haunted Moustache: 

A personal odyssey into the occult, facial hair and the true meaning of magic

Author David Bramwell (No9 Bus to Utopia and The Odditorium) gives a fascinating talk that explores magic, memory, occultism, the history of spiritualism, shamanism, Britain’s weirdest museum (the Pitt Rivers) and psychedelics. Attempting to answer the question – what does magic mean to us in the 21st century? – Bramwell’s unique journey begins with a personal tale about a hundred-year old moustache in a box, bequeathed to him by an eccentric aunt!

After inheriting this singular item, Bramwell embarked on a ten-year odyssey to discover its original owner. It was an adventure that introduced him to seances, spiritual churches, Nick Cave and two years in a cult drinking the Amazonian psychedelic, ayahuasca. As well as being a funny and moving story, David’s talk explores our relationship to objects and how we invest meaning in the world around us, leading to a deeper understanding of the true nature of magic.

David Bramwell is a regular presenter for BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4, making documentaries on subjects ranging from Ivor Cutler to time travel. He is co-host of the Odditorium Podcast, author of the No9 Bus to Utopia and The Odditorium: the tricksters, eccentrics, deviants and inventors whose obsessions changed the world. His book, The Haunted Moustache began life as an award-winning one-man show and was dramatised for Radio 3, winning a Sony Silver Award.

@drbramwell www.drbramwell.com

To reserve a ticket please click here to be transferred to our partners Quay Tickets to make your free reservation.

If you wish to sign up to Slung Low’s mailing list and be the first to know about other events at the HUB,please click here.

This performance has a limited capacity, so should you change your mind before the event, please let us know by emailing boxoffice@slunglow.org to ensure we do not turn others away unnecessarily.

The performance is “Pay What You Decide” – you decide how much to pay after you have seen the performance. All monies are then given directly to the performing company. Please note the venue is cash only, and there is a cash machine 2mins walk from the venue on the corner of Water Lane and Marshall St.

On street parking is available at the venue.

We look forward to welcoming you to The HUB soon.

Slung Low

Holbeck Underground Ballroom, 67-71 Bath Rd, Holbeck, Leeds, LS11 9UA

Nov
12
Sun
MORALE IS HIGH (SINCE WE GAVE UP HOPE) – Powder Keg
Nov 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm


A fast paced, raucous performance from the Hodgkiss Award winners weaving together time travel, intertwining narratives and songs performed live on guitar to predict what might happen between now and a future general election in 2022. Powder Keg’s double act debut performance explores the effects of popular culture, political policy and inane day-to-day actions on who we choose to vote for.
Moving from the present to the future and back, Ross McCaffrey travels to 2022 and returns to warn the audience and his best mate Jake about the failures of contemporary politics and the punishment doled out to society. Ross tells stories of meeting Michael Gove, feeling displaced from his home town and a drug induced water slide incident that happens in Barcelona. But what is Ross not telling Jake? Is this a report on the future of politics or just a platform for Ross to show off about his time travelling adventures? A raw, up-to-the-minute performance for our current times of political uncertainty channelling a gamut of emotion from anger to apathy, passion and despair.

Age Guidance  12+ Strong language used

“The storytelling is superb and deeply moving… An engaging show by a talented company with a powerful message.” Quiet Man Dave

 “If Morale is High is disjointed, at times vague, chaotic, and short of conclusions, that’s all rather appropriate given what the show is about… [A] constantly engaging whirlwind of a show…”

★★★★ The Reviews Hub

“A heartfelt piece that, in form as well as narrative, dramatises the contradictions of caring in a globally connected world.” – British Theatre Guide

“A show full of ideas.” Manchester Theatre Awards

“Morale is High is in control of its own daftness, it is a show of daftness, through which it communicates its deep anxieties about what we are diverting ourselves from.” James Varney

“I loved how they delivered this play… It was fast paced without being too fast, and slow without dragging. One of the reasons I love theatre is s because it’s a good way to tackle difficult or uncomfortable topics, and Morale Is High achieved this well.” – Frances B

“This is theatre in an argument with itself; a scrappy dialogue between anger and apathy.” Exeunt

To reserve a ticket please click here to be transferred to our partners Quay Tickets to make your free reservation.

If you wish to sign up to Slung Low’s mailing list and be the first to know about other events at the HUB, please click here.

This performance has a limited capacity, so should you change your mind before the event, please let us know by emailing boxoffice@slunglow.org to ensure we do not turn others away unnecessarily.

The performance is “Pay What You Decide” – you decide how much to pay after you have seen the performance. All monies are then given directly to the performing company. Please note the venue is cash only, and there is a cash machine 2mins walk from the venue on the corner of Water Lane and Marshall St.

On street parking is available at the venue.

We look forward to welcoming you to The HUB soon.

Slung Low

Holbeck Underground Ballroom, 67-71 Bath Rd, Holbeck, Leeds, LS11 9UA

Nov
19
Sun
REMOTE – Coney
Nov 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

image (c) Richard Lakos

Hello. We’re delighted you could join us. We’d like to recognise that; we’d like to say hello.

We are REMOTE. We are here to help you be more like people like you.

Imagine you’re in a theatre of the future, powered by an algorithm. REMOTE is an interactive live game interrogating the politics of choice, and decision-making in an immaterial world, saturated with technology.

This is a piece of game-theatre that you play sitting down, and its entirely led by you, the audience. As well as just being yourselves – you are also, together, playing a character, and you’ll be asked to make choices for her.

Fusing an interactive script with a live and responsive sound design – REMOTE is a mechanical theatre game. It’s 2017, and we’re a room full of mostly strangers, imagining the future.

 

★★★★ “Clever and intriguing – interactive fiction exploring small politics, big algorithms and thwarted consensus”

The Stage

★★★★ “This is immersive theatre, but not as you know it…

here the entire audience make decisions that will shape the play’s narrative.”

 Time Out

“Theatre like this is important, in fact crucial, in reminding us that our vote can count… It is pertinent and playful; watch it if you want to be engaged.”

The Upcoming

“Coney highlight the politics of choice, the limits of free will and the feeling of being implicated in everything that happens…this kind of theatre highlights liveness.”

A Younger Theatre

Website: www.coneyhq.org  @agencyofconey

Coney is a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England and a registered charity.

REMOTE is commissioned by Theatre in the Mill and funded by 89 warm and generous Kickstarter backers. The show has been further supported by Camden People’s Theatre, and developed through scratch and residency at Camden People’s Theatre, Battersea Arts Centre

To reserve a ticket please click here to be transferred to our partners Quay Tickets to make your free reservation.

By reserving a ticket for this performance you will automatically be added to Quay Ticket’s mailing list.

If you wish to sign up to Slung Low’s mailing list and be the first to know about other events at the HUB,please click here.

This performance has a limited capacity, so should you change your mind before the event, please let us know by emailing boxoffice@slunglow.org to ensure we do not turn others away unnecessarily.

The performance is “Pay What You Decide” – you decide how much to pay after you have seen the performance. All monies are then given directly to the performing company. Please note the venue is cash only, and there is a cash machine 2mins walk from the venue on the corner of Water Lane and Marshall St.

On street parking is available at the venue.

We look forward to welcoming you to The HUB soon.

Slung Low

Holbeck Underground Ballroom, 67-71 Bath Rd, Holbeck, Leeds, LS11 9UA

 

'I have put Holbeck in my address for the last two years but today was the first time I discovered the heart of it - I had no idea about the pubs, social clubs, quaint back to back terraces and history that makes up the real Holbeck, south of the canal.  A big thanks to Slung Low for opening my eyes to a place I have claimed to call home.'  - Audience Member

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