Carriageworks Theatre Leeds announces summer of live events

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The Carriageworks Theatre in Leeds has announced its grand reopening with a summer of live events.

The fun-filled summer will begin on Saturday, May 22 with resident Carriageworks Young Theatre Makers.

After 14 months of remote rehearsals, Zooms and film-making, Back in the Building will be a screening of their work made in lockdown alongside a live performance to celebrate the real-life return of youth theatre to the stage.

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On Sunday, May 23, Britain's Got Talent semi-finalist Jonny Awsum will bring his musical comedy show to the theatre - for kids of all ages.

It features This is a Musical and The Triangle Song, as seen on Britain’s Got Talent, plus Air Guitar Girl, Live Pop Video and the very best of Jonny’s live shows.

On Tuesday, June 1, the tale of How the Koala Learnt to Hug will be on show where Karen the koala and her friends return to remind everyone why there's nothing better than a huge.

This event is for those aged four and over.

The family theme will continue throughout half term with The Dark Room for Kids on Sunday, June 6 - where families will find themselves trapped inside a live-action videogame.

This event is for those aged 11 plus.

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For comedy lovers, Stockport’s housewife Barbara Nice brings her life-affirming show featuring all the best bits of her 25 years of delighting live comedy audiences on Friday, June 25.

Scottish comedy award-winner and viral sensation Gary Meikle’s Surreal! on Saturday, August 28 will draw material from his own real-life experiences, covering topics such as evolution, social media, how to deal with burglars and single mums.

Resident comedy gurus Shoe Cake Comedy will also be back every month throughout the summer with a host of shows - including Daliso Chaponda (Friday, July 23) and Simon Lucas (Saturday, August 28).

A spokesperson for the Carriageworks said: "Whatever your passion, the Carriageworks Theatre cannot wait to welcome back its audiences."

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