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Red Ladder Theatre Company

Red Ladder Theatre Company is a Leeds-based national touring company who produce new, high quality work which contributes towards social change and global justice and inspires and challenges young and adult audiences. Red Ladder supports the development of new writing and provides training opportunities for aspiring theatre practitioners.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £160,000
  • 2013-2014: £163,840
  • 2014-2015: £168,100

Video feed

Nicobobinus Trailer

Monty Python's Terry Jones reading from his book Nicobobinus ahead of the show opening at LOST Theatre, London on 11 December. Tickets: www.losttheatre.co.uk

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The Matchgirls: Musicians

Unite the Union, DumbWise and Red Ladder present... THE MATCHGIRLS at Wilton's Music Hall, July 3rd - 5th 2013. Director: John Ward Producer: Euan Borland Musical Directors: Eilidh Debonnaire and David Hewson The Matchgirls Book and Lyrics by Bill Owen Music by Tony Russell 1888, East London, Bow. 125 years ago this July. A group of ordinary women did the extraordinary and walked out of the Bryant & May match factory, changing British history forever. This is the story of the Matchgirls as they take on one of the largest industrial forces of the era and sing through it against all the odds. A riotous and gritty play with stomping show tunes that captures the spirit and energy of these extraordinary women. Frighteningly relevant and perfectly placed at Wilton's Music Hall which lies streets away from the site of the original strike. A west end hit in the 60's, The Matchgirls is given new life with a live actor musician cast of professional and east end community actors. Arranged and staged by award winning actor musician company Dumbwise, this production is co-produced by Unite the Union and Red Ladder Theatre Company as part of The Matchgirls Festival. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

The Matchgirls: 'Props' to Mums

Unite the Union, DumbWise and Red Ladder present... THE MATCHGIRLS at Wilton's Music Hall, July 3rd - 5th 2013. Director: John Ward Producer: Euan Borland Musical Directors: Eilidh Debonnaire and David Hewson The Matchgirls Book and Lyrics by Bill Owen Music by Tony Russell 1888, East London, Bow. 125 years ago this July. A group of ordinary women did the extraordinary and walked out of the Bryant & May match factory, changing British history forever. This is the story of the Matchgirls as they take on one of the largest industrial forces of the era and sing through it against all the odds. A riotous and gritty play with stomping show tunes that captures the spirit and energy of these extraordinary women. Frighteningly relevant and perfectly placed at Wilton's Music Hall which lies streets away from the site of the original strike. A west end hit in the 60's, The Matchgirls is given new life with a live actor musician cast of professional and east end community actors. Arranged and staged by award winning actor musician company Dumbwise, this production is co-produced by Unite the Union and Red Ladder Theatre Company as part of The Matchgirls Festival. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

The Matchgirls: Cast Interviews

Unite the Union, DumbWise and Red Ladder present... THE MATCHGIRLS at Wilton's Music Hall, July 3rd - 5th 2013. Director: John Ward Producer: Euan Borland Musical Directors: Eilidh Debonnaire and David Hewson The Matchgirls Book and Lyrics by Bill Owen Music by Tony Russell 1888, East London, Bow. 125 years ago this July. A group of ordinary women did the extraordinary and walked out of the Bryant & May match factory, changing British history forever. This is the story of the Matchgirls as they take on one of the largest industrial forces of the era and sing through it against all the odds. A riotous and gritty play with stomping show tunes that captures the spirit and energy of these extraordinary women. Frighteningly relevant and perfectly placed at Wilton's Music Hall which lies streets away from the site of the original strike. A west end hit in the 60's, The Matchgirls is given new life with a live actor musician cast of professional and east end community actors. Arranged and staged by award winning actor musician company Dumbwise, this production is co-produced by Unite the Union and Red Ladder Theatre Company as part of The Matchgirls Festival. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

The Matchgirls: Rehearsal

Unite the Union, DumbWise and Red Ladder present... THE MATCHGIRLS at Wilton's Music Hall, July 3rd - 5th 2013. Director: John Ward Producer: Euan Borland Musical Directors: Eilidh Debonnaire and David Hewson The Matchgirls Book and Lyrics by Bill Owen Music by Tony Russell 1888, East London, Bow. 125 years ago this July. A group of ordinary women did the extraordinary and walked out of the Bryant & May match factory, changing British history forever. This is the story of the Matchgirls as they take on one of the largest industrial forces of the era and sing through it against all the odds. A riotous and gritty play with stomping show tunes that captures the spirit and energy of these extraordinary women. Frighteningly relevant and perfectly placed at Wilton's Music Hall which lies streets away from the site of the original strike. A west end hit in the 60's, The Matchgirls is given new life with a live actor musician cast of professional and east end community actors. Arranged and staged by award winning actor musician company Dumbwise, this production is co-produced by Unite the Union and Red Ladder Theatre Company as part of The Matchgirls Festival. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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The Thing About Psychopaths Trailer

Trailer for the national tour of Ben Tagoe's new play The Thing About Psychopaths, touring 7 March - 19 May 2013. For tour dates visit www.redladder.co.uk

The Thing About Psychopaths Trailer - child friendly version!

Trailer for the national tour of Ben Tagoe's new play The Thing About Psychopaths, touring 7 March - 19 May 2013. For tour dates visit www.redladder.co.uk

Tango 3

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Tango 4

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Tango with music

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Promised Land Tango with Becky as Rosa

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Promised Land tango rehearsal

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www.redladder.co.uk

3 St Peters Buildings
York Street
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53.796551, -1.53178

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