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Armley’s Alan Bennett returns to Leeds Playhouse

By Connor Briggs

Multi-award-winning actor and playwright Alan Bennett will make his return to Leeds to take part in the ‘1001 Stories’ event. 

The actor, who was born in Armley, will take part in the 1001 Stories fortnight which aims to celebrate older artists and their stories at Leeds Playhouse. 

Mr Bennett will be returning to his home city of Leeds two days before his 89th birthday on 7 May at 4pm. The event is advertised as “In Conversation with Alan Bennett” and will take place inside the Quarry Theatre. 

Artistic director of The Performance Ensemble and director of Sinfonia, Alan Lyddiard, said: “Having Alan Bennett join our 1001 Stories programme is a wonderful affirmation that creativity doesn’t stop as you get older; he continues to be an astute, satirical and engaging force, still creating incredible work well into his 80s.

“1001 Stories isn’t just for older people, it’s for all ages to enjoy, to experience and understand the narratives and lives of the older members of our society, who are just as relevant and vocal today as they were in their younger days.”

The 1001 Stories event takes place between 24 April to 6 May.

Tickets for In Conversation with Alan Bennett are on sale now to Leeds Playhouse’s priority access Playhouse pass members, with tickets on general sale from Wednesday, 12 April.

The event is being run collaboration between The Performance Ensemble, Leeds Playhouse, Leeds Museums and Galleries, Leeds Older People’s Forum, and LEEDS 2023.

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  1. Delighted to hear this news! Welcome return. I was a member of Heydays sfor many years since joining in 1991 but can’t get down now to my regret. I saw every performance of A Bs plays etc. So would be delighted if I could obtain tickets for the forthcoming event, but no longer have Heydays membership. However remain a Friend of Feeling Good Theatre Company, I wrote and performed for them for many years since its inception. Have I any chance of a ticket I wonder?


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