An Evening with Barrie Rutter

Join us for an evening of tall tales and anecdotes; poetry and prose as Barrie Rutter OBE makes a debut at The Holbeck.


An undisputed figurehead of northern theatre, Barrie is best-known for setting up the pioneering touring company Northern Broadsides with its ambition to deliver stories to northern audiences in full-blooded, unapologetic northern dialect innon-traditional spaces. The company became one of the foremost touring theatre companies in the country, winning widespread approval of audiences and critics alike. Barrie stood down as Broadside’s Artistic Director in 2018 after 25 years at the helm but, as this one-off fundraising performance will aptly demonstrate, he has lost none of his fervour to have a good time with audiences. Barrie’s life is as fascinating as it is prestigious. The son of a Hull fishworker, he was given the part in the school play by an English teacher who thought he

had‘ the gob for it’. He discovered he loved the stage and his career went from working with National Youth Theatre to performing with the Royal Shakespeare Company. In 2015, he was awarded the OBE for services to drama.

AboutThe Holbeck 

The Holbeck is a community club that welcomes everyone, run by Slung Low.
Our address is The Holbeck, Jenkinson Lawn, Holbeck, LS119QX
This show is “Pay What You Decide” - you decide how much to pay after you have taken part.

The show has a limited capacity, so if you change your mind before the event, please let us know by emailing [email protected] to ensure we don’t turn others away unnecessarily.
Please note that the venue is cash only.

Please note that this event will be in accordance with the social distance requirements.

If you would like to discuss your access requirements, don’t hesitate to give us a call on 0113 2260808.

The street immediately around the club is permit-holders only but there’s permit freeparking on Holbeck Moor Road, which is the road that runs alongside the park just down the road.


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Saturday, 7 November 2020
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Sunday, 8 November 2020

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  • The Holbeck, Leeds