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Casting Call for a Queen

With the tour for A Tale To Tell booking up very quickly, we are now looking for an additional female cast member join the Blahs for this Theatre In Education (TIE) production. Touring to schools, theatre venues and library settings from May to June 2016,...

What can we learn from TiE’s past?

At the recent Inspiring Curiosity conference Deborah Pakkar-Hull our Artistic Director was invited to appear on a panel discussing 'What Can We Learn From Theatre in Education's (TiE) Past? - In light of the challenges posed by a rapidly changing world, what can we learn from...

Hide & Seek in development for Autumn 2016

Freedom fighters or terrorists?  In 1605 it was against the law to be Catholic. Robert Catesby led 12 young Catholic men into battle against King James I and his brutal anti-Catholic regime. Fighting for freedom to follow a faith they believed in became a race against...

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R&D begins for Reimagine India Project

A major new project for the anniversary of the Partition of India and Pakistan is underway thanks to a research and development grant from The British Council and Arts Council England to work with our existing partners in Delhi and the UK. Our Artistic Director...

Neville learns to bag dance

This Autumn's national tour of Bag Dancing written by Olivier award winning Mike Kenny, directed by our Artistic Director Deborah Pakkar-Hull featured Wiebke Acton as Imelda and Ian Macnaughton as Neville. Here Ian shares some thoughts on his experience of Bag Dancing as Neville. Playing Neville in Bag Dancing...

Mike Kenny talks about Bag Dancing with the Blahs

As part of the Bag Dancing tour, Mike Kenny the play’s author joined our public performance and shared some thoughts and reflections on originally creating the piece, re-imagining it for a contemporary audience and of course working with the Blahs over the last 30 years. This...

Collaboration with RJC Dance in 2016

We're very excited to be working in partnership with RJC Dance and the University of Leeds, to develop a dance performance relating to the history of the Holocaust. Working with young performers at RJC Dance to debate the relevance of the Holocaust for the present...

The Blahs are 30!

In 1985 The Blahs' first show "Battlefield" was created, exploring the 'generation gap' and youth cultures. The piece was taken into youth clubs and schools throughout Yorkshire. 30 years on, the company continues to make thought-provoking material aimed at creating a dialogue with our audiences. Watch this...

Falling to our Knees – Holocaust Memorial Day 2015

The Blahs worked in partnership with the German Department at the University of Leeds and Escape Contemporary Youth Theatre on a two year project creating devised theatre shows for performance at the Town Hall in Leeds on Holocaust Memorial Day. The first project, Millions of Kisses, was...

A word from our new Artistic Director…

Deborah Pakkar-Hull has been appointed as new Artistic Director of the Blahs and began in her post on 1st September. "I am delighted to be joining Theatre Company Blah Blah Blah as the new Artistic Director. The Blahs are a company that I have long held...