Current Season

Our 102nd Season – 2021-2022

All plays are performed at the Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen’s Square, Queen Street, Huddersfield HD1 2SP.

Box office: 01484 430528.

‘Teechers’ by John Godber, 29 Sep – 3 Oct 2021

The first play of Season 102 was postponed from Season 100 back in March 2020. This riotous, fast-moving and highly entertaining play uses the format of an end-of-school performance to show the progress of a new drama teacher through two terms of recalcitrant classes, cynical colleagues and obstructive caretakers.

This out-and-out comedy will be directed by Mel Walton, who directed Season 99’s hit Men of the World.

‘Abigail’s Party’, by Mike Leigh, 24 – 27 Nov 2021

Abigail's Party at the LBT, 24-27 November 2021

Our second Season 102 play will be Abigail’s Party, Mike Leigh’s renowned satirical look at 1970s surburbia.

1970’s suburbia and Beverly, with husband Laurence, are hosting a drinks party for their neighbours.

With plenty of alcohol and tobacco, an array of savoury bites and olives, and Demis Roussos on the record player, prejudices are unmasked and tempers flare, the evening can only end in disaster…

Under 30s £5 tickets are available on the following performances:

Wednesday 24 November – 7.15pm

Saturday 27 November – 7.15pm

‘Dark Sublime’ by Michael Dennis, 2 – 5 Feb 2022

The third play of Season 102 will be Michael Dennis’s Dark Sublime, a play about joy and heartbreak, quarries and transmat beams.

We’re presenting this homage to 1970s sci-fi as part of LGBTQ+ History Month in 2022.

[4th PLAY TBC – Watch this space!] 2022