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Leeds Playhouse marks 50 years with dramas rolling back the decades

Alice Nutter, Simon Armitage and Maxine Peake will contribute to season offering a ‘northern perspective’ on how life has changed since the 1970s

A series of new plays about Yorkshire life across the decades, from the 1970s to the modern day, will mark the 50th anniversary of Leeds Playhouse this summer. Maxine Peake, Simon Armitage and Alice Nutter are among the playwrights who have been commissioned to write the short dramas, which will be staged in groups of three at the theatre and streamed online.

The Playhouse’s artistic director, James Brining, said: “We’re in our sixth decade now so we commissioned six writers to create monologues of 15-20 minutes each, all set in a different decade.” The pieces give a “northern perspective on how things have shifted over that time” he added.

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