The Playhouse Lab is a playreading group at the School of English of the University of Leeds. In term-time we get together to read plays from the English Renaissance collectively in unrehearsed, improvised script-in-hand performances. Our aim is to get to know these plays from within, seeing how they work on stage. We do not aim to produce finished, polished performances, but rather to explore the texts in an active way, getting to know their characters and dramatic situations through embodied reading. And it is also a lot of fun!

All sessions take place in either Studio 1 or Studio 2 of the Worskshop Theatre of the School of English, a beautiful deconsecrated church on campus. You can find a map of the venue here.

For further information, please contact the project coordinator, Dr José A. Pérez Díez (J.A.PerezDiez(AT)leeds.ac.uk).

The Workshop Theatre, University of Leeds