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VenueLeeds Playhouse (formerly West Yorkshire Playhouse)
Other spaces: Courtyard, Quarry, Bramall Rock Void
CountyWest Yorkshire
From7th March 2008
Opened12th March 2008
To5th April 2008
When19:45. Mar08 15,22,29, Apr08 5 Mats 14:30. Mar08 20,27, Apr08 3 Mats 14:00
PricesFrom £11.00. To £22.00.
What is currently on at Leeds Playhouse (formerly West Yorkshire Playhouse) (V977)

The Year of the Rat

Isolated on a Scottish island in 1948 George Orwell is attempting to finish his last masterpiece -Nineteen Eighty Four - before ill health forces him off the island. Holed up with a shotgun and literary circle bombshell Sonia Brownell for company he
Author Roy Smiles

Archive :: production:T1366947438, play:S1755580645, venue:V977

Production details


Special Performances

  • 2 Apr 07 Captioned
  • 27 Mar 08 Sign Interpreted
  • 29 Mar 08 Audio Described
  • 3 Apr 08 Audio Described


Producer West Yorkshire Playhouse
Director Alan Strachan
Design Michael Pavelka
Lighting Jason Taylor
Sound Mic Pool
Director Kathryn Ind (assistant)
Director Lucinda Hind (movement)
Performer Hugo Speer (George Orwell)
Performer Claudia Elmhirst (Sonia Brownell)
Performer Nicholas Blane (Cyril Connolly)
Performer Paul Kemp

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