14/48 takes place on Fri 4th and Sat 5th May at 8pm and 10.30pm each day
Ticket Price: £7/£5 conc (Festival Ticket £10/£8)
The World’s Quickest Theatre Festival
We give 70 professional artists 24 hours to write, direct, rehearse, score, design and perform 7 world premier plays for you to enjoy. And that’s not all. The artists do it all over again the next day, performing no less than 14 plays in 48 hours!
The World’s Quickest Theatre is back for its eighth festival as fresh, raw and exciting as ever, complete with a live band.
Come and find out why Leicester is talking about 14/48.
All talent is home grown here at The Y, in this unique evening where residents and staff come together to illuminate the stage in Leicester’s oldest theatre.
Tickets are ‘pay what you decide’ on the night and all proceeds will go towards the ‘Challenge 135’ campaign celebrating 135 years of The Y.
Tickets: Adults £8.50, Conc £5.50, Family of 4 £25
A magical tale of rags to riches- Poor Cinderella scorned by her wicked stepmother and two stepsisters, destined to a life of despair is granted her wish to attend the Prince’s ball by her Fairy Godmother.
Throw in a pumpkin, a few mice and Cinderella’s dream almost comes true… will she have a happy ending?..
..Who the shoe fits…
A tale of foul and fortune, murder and deceit, Macbeth is a gory, bloody and darkly wonderful tale of one man and his pursuit of power. Is This a Dagger? explores the paths between fact and fiction, myths and truths or a perfect introduction for newcomers or a fresh take for Shakespeare enthusiasts.
By the pricking of my thumb, something wicked this way comes…. Andy Cannon, one of Scotland's finest storytellers, takes audiences on a thousand-year journey from fact to fiction and back again, in his telling of Shakespeare's classic tale.
"A tale of sound and fury, signifying first class theatre for everyone over eight.'' (The Herald)
Ballet Theatre UK’s charming and poignant ballet explores the nature of longing, how making choices have lasting consequences and how goodness can be rewarded in unexpected ways.
Join Ballet Theatre UK for this new production touring the UK and Ireland Spring 2014.
4 Stars- Whatsonstage.com
“Glittering costumes, expressive dancers...a pleasure to witness a production of this calibre” - Dance Europe
Critics Choice - “Top Five Dance Productions Touring the UK” - The Independent
“A ballet company of great achievement” - The Dancing Times
Now entering their 23rd year, The Moderators came together out of a mutual love of old Jam, Specials and Madness Singles, wearing Fred Perry's and riding their Scooters. They embarked on a mission to recruit the perfect ‘faces’ to enable them to become a live act that demands your attention and your dancing shoes.
The band thrives on raw energy and love nothing more than seeing their huge array of followers skanking, bouncing and sweating along with them at their shows.
UK Guns N Roses are indisputably the Top Guns N Roses Tribute. Formed in 2002 they are the longest running and most established Guns N Roses cover band, having toured extensively throughout The UK, Europe, The Middle East and the United States. With fans on multiple continents, they continue to astonish and entertain crowds with their outstanding, energetic & accurate live shows.
All the classics are lovingly and accurately replicated live from 'Sweet Child O' Mine', 'Welcome to the Jungle' and 'Paradise City' from the all time classic rock album 'Appetite For Destruction' right through to the phenomenal hits like 'November Rain', 'Estranged' and 'Civil War' from the later 'Use Your Illusion' albums.
The band is very proud to be widely recognized by fans, music critics and venue owners, to be the very best at what they do. For the masses of Guns N' Roses fans, UK Guns N’ Roses are also regarded as a very real alternative to the original. Many believe the band to be as close as you will ever get to seeing the original line up of GN'R live and some even rate this tribute to be better than the real thing.
Put simply.... if you want Guns N' Roses, get UK Guns N’ Roses!
Lee Hurst, star of BBC1’s They Think Its All Over’ is back on the road in 2018 with his brand new show ‘Mucking About’.
In his new show Lee will be exploring the relationship between...
No he won't, he'll be leaving that old twaddle to comedians at the Edinburgh Festival.
There's no journey or message. If you want to go on a journey, buy an airplane ticket. If you want a deep message, run your voicemail through a sub-base woofer. If you want plenty of laughs this is for you.
Lee will be turning up, lobbing gags and funny stuff at you from all angles.
A hilarious night is about to hit town.
Austentatious is saddling the horses for a Grand Tour of the United Kingdom!
Austentatious is an improvised comedy play starring a cast of the country’s quickest comic performers. Every single show the cast conjure up a brand new ‘lost’ Jane Austen novel based on nothing more than a title suggested by the audience.
The show comes fresh from six sellout runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, a monthly residency in London’s West End and a BBC Radio 4 special to mark the bicentenary of Austen’s death. Now their show will be appearing at two dozen theatres across the country to entertain and astonish audiences in equal measure.
Previous ‘lost’ masterpieces have included Sixth Sense & Sensibility, Double 0 Darcy and Mansfield Shark, and no two shows are ever the same. Performed in period costume with live musical accompaniment, this is a Regency treat guaranteed to delight Austen novices and die-hard fans alike.
★★★★★ “Ridiculously silly…wickedly funny” –The Times
★★★★ “A joy to behold” The Guardian
★★★★ “Supersmart and terrifically funny” The Scotsman
“A bravura slab of improvisation” – Independent
Age Rec: 12+
Austentatious said:“We are thrilled to be travelling the length and breadth of the country, rediscovering the lost classics Austen wrote and promptly forgot about. We love and admire Jane’s works and the public deserve an intimate acquaintance with them, particularly the very prescient ones about Donald Trump.”
Austentatious is performed by:
Andrew Hunter Murray
Daniel Nils Roberts
Line-up varies. Each show stars 5-6 members of the cast.