Telling the true stories of  'Yorkshire Witch' and con artist Mary Bateman, as well as drunk policemen, useless murderers, chariots pulled by cats and the young offenders of 1893, 'Mutton' is a dark ensemble comedy that examines the feeling of pride we get when we hear about misdoings, and what it means to be from 'Dirty Leeds'

'Mutton' is being developed and scratched in November 2019 with support from Leeds Playhouse and Leeds Libraries.


'Mike' is a biographical piece made from interviews conducted with Mike - a retired piano tuner who worked for and met Elton John, the Rolling Stones, Genesis and Bowie.

Mike was born blind, and lost his hearing in 1989 - losing with it his career, his music, and (for three years) his connection with the outside world. 'Mike' tells his story, with a focus on blind and deaf audiences and integrating access as part of an immersive piece of theatre - faithfully retelling the story of the man and paying tribute to his life and humour.

Mike is in very early stages of R&D. 


Ours is the debut spoken word show from Chris SIngleton.

More than half of England is owned by less than 1% of people. Our houses are bought on borrowed money, as are our cars, our appliances. Our online profiles are not private, our attachment to possessions sentimental.

Our relationships are all temporary.

Chris is currently writing 'ours' to tour in 2020, inspired by politics, public spaces and the loss of his father.


'A Long Way From Home' is  a collaborative piece of spoken word theatre telling the real life story of learning disabled artist Paul Wilshaw.


Applying fictionalisation and a surreal lens, Paul tells his story at arms-length through the characters of John and Honey – but falls headfirst into his personal fantasies and the boundaries between fact and fiction become blurred.

What happens if his father doesn't want to know him? How will he ever have a functioning relationship? And what does it all have to do with fish and chips or Tottenham Hotspur?

A Long Way From Home

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