Play to celebrate Leeds West Indian Carnival

Raphael Bushay in rehearsals as the character of Arthur. Picture by Anthony Robling.
Raphael Bushay in rehearsals as the character of Arthur. Picture by Anthony Robling.
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Fifteen performers plucked from the community are in rehearsals for a new West Yorkshire Playhouse production.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Leeds West Indian Carnival, Queen of Chapeltown will be performed by community actors from across West Yorkshire.

The amateurs support a professional cast, including Chapel Allerton’s Emily Butterfield, for the play which draws on the testimonies of local people and follows the journey of four West Indians as they arrive in Leeds.

Performances are at Quarry Theatre next Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8pm. For tickets, call the box office on 0113 213 7700.

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