Back to Basics

Alongside busy preparations for our Summer Sublets residency at WYP in August, this month we are branching out into the Leeds community with the latest in the series of our True Tales events: a collection of true stories, told by the people who’ve lived them.

These events grew out of our last devised piece If Walls Could Talk, which presented a collection of five storytellers who each told two stories, punctuated with live music and moments of improvisation. In addition to the regular collection of storytellers, with each performance we invited a guest storyteller to throw their hat into the mix and tell their own story completely off the cuff, which opened the show up to a whole world of possibilities(!) and meant that no two shows were the same.

Building on this, True Tales has become something of a series which has thus far been presented at Left Bank LeedsSquare Chapel Centre for the Arts and the Sowerby Bridge Arts Festival; featuring a different combination of storytellers and stories each time. Combining the sweet sounds of inner-i (resident duo at El Bareto) with the captivating true stories of real people, audiences are guaranteed to leave feeling warm and fuzzy, with a story of their own bursting to be told.

The next True Tales evening is Sunday 27th July, 8pm at Seven Arts Leeds. Join us if you can!

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To find out more or to register your interest as a storyteller at a future True Tales event, email or follow us on twitter: @truetalesleeds

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