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This Land - The Story of Woody Guthrie

 
Woody Guthrie with his guitar, smoking a cigarette
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20 May 2021 - 5 Jun 2021

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Interplay

Armley Ridge Road, Leeds, LS12 3LE

After an unpredictably challenging year, Interplay returns to live theatre with its first post-lockdown show. “This Land” tells the story of folk legend Woody Guthrie and his fight against social injustice in the 1930s.

Reflected by the current events, his journey is a timeless tale that is now more relevant than ever.

Hitch a ride with Woody Guthrie on a journey through his life from the boom bust childhood in Oklahoma to the cold canyons of New York City. See America’s dust bowl baladeer perform in boxcar, picket line, street corner and concert hall.

With an incredible cast of actor-musicians, ‘This Land’ weaves Guthrie’s legendary songs into a story that reveals the man behind the myth in a life that was at once a tragedy, comedy, romance and satire, as told by the underdogs and itinerants.

Woody Guthrie is the original folk hero. It was Guthrie who, in the Thirties and Forties, transformed the folk ballad into social protest and observation. Through his work, he paved the way for Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and a host of other songwriters who have been moved to tell their stories and challenge society with power and passion.

‘This Land – The Story of Woody Guthrie’ returns to tells the story of one of the twentieth centuries most influential American folk singers and political activists.

IMPORTANT NOTICE
Due to current COVID-19 restrictions we have limited seating for each performance. Please try to book as an entire group when making your booking with friends or other household members to ensure we can seat you together safely and ensure we can make the best use of the space.

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During this period of social distancing and lockdown due to Coronavirus we advise that you check directly with the organiser of this event that it is going ahead as publicised.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions we have limited seating for each performance. Please try to book as an entire group when making your booking with friends or other household members to ensure we can seat you together safely and make the best use of the space.

Interplay Theatre
  • Family friendly
  • Music
  • Performance
  • Theatre
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