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Slung Low Shorts 4

Slung Low Shorts 4
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18 Jul 2019 - 21 Jul 2019

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The Holbeck

Jenkinson Lawn, Leeds, LS11 9QX

Slung Low Shorts is back for a fourth year of new short plays by new writers and experienced TV and Film writers new to theatre. As ever, SLS4 promises a night of “no risk theatre’ with seven diverse plays to make you laugh, cry and think. There should something for everyone to enjoy.

The Sensational Emmet Bradshaw by Paul Fox explores the relationship between a failing ventriloquist and his dummy. The question is; who is really in control? Prepare to laugh and shudder as things get weird.

John Lennon lives again in John Lennon’s Tooth by Emmerdale’s Dominic Brunt (Bait, Attack of The Adult Babies). When Lennon is cloned from a tooth owned by Arthur, he claims his property and brings the resurrected Beatle home to live with him and his wife as living, breathing memorabilia.

The veil between this world and the next is drawn back in The Barnum Effect by Lauren Klee (Call The Midwife, Tina & Bobby). Lisa knows that visiting a medium is ridiculous. And her initial meeting with Sandra doesn’t convince her otherwise. Still, she has some questions and she might not like the answers.

A family get-together takes a hilariously chilling turn in Crappy Birthday To Me by horror-writer Cat Davies. In which we find out what a girl really wishes for when she blows out her candles.

The Meeting by Jaden Clark (EastEnders, Waterloo Road) explores restorative justice and how the wounds of the past can be healed. Karen is only just beginning to come to terms with the damage she did when she was a drug addict. Can she face the people she hurt the most?

The experiences of the Windrush Generation are explored by Myrna Moore in play based on her own family’s experiences. Leah reaches back across the generations to honour and celebrate the struggles and achievements of the Caribbean Community.

The bond between brother and sister is tested by an alcoholic mother in Kings. A sweet and moving play by Mae Milburn that will break your heart and give you hope.

Image Info: Jim Mumby Photography

This show is “Pay What You Decide” - you decide how much to pay after you have taken part.

The show has a limited capacity, so if you change your mind before the event, please let us know by emailing to ensure we don’t turn others away unnecessarily.
Please note that the venue is cash only.

There is currently no step-free access to The Holbeck but there is a stairlift up to the prformance space.

Slung Low Shorts
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