Sunday, June 16

Slung Low and Freedom Studios team up to premiere new short plays for radio

Two of Yorkshire’s best known theatre companies are staging an afternoon of new short plays written for radio to be performed in front of a live audience.

For the past decade Leeds based Slung Low have been running 15 Minutes Live and this time they will partner with acclaimed Bradford theatre company Freedom Studios.

They’ve commissioned six playwrights to write an original short play to be recorded in front of a live audience at The Holbeck venue in Leeds on Saturday 10th July at 2pm.

This year’s line-up of writers is Tom Wells, Aina J Khan, Ben Tagoe, Leeds based actor-musician Claire-Marie Seddon, Rani Moorthy and Ray Sesay.

15 Minutes Live includes on-stage sound effects, audience participation and live music woven into the performance. The audience will be guided through the riotous afternoon by the event’s lively compere.

“It’s so exciting to welcome Freedom Studios to the club. And it is particularly thrilling to be working on 6 new plays by fabulous writers as we welcome audiences back inside our theatre,” says Alan Lane, Artistic Director of Slung Low. “I can’t think of a better way of doing that but with these great scripts and our friends Freedom Studios.”  

All the short plays will be recorded in the afternoon and will be made accessible for free download from Slung Low’s website shortly after.

15 Minutes Live takes place on Saturday 10th July at 2pm at The Holbeck in south Leeds. Tickets for the event are free if you book online in advance or Pay What You Decide on the day. For more information and to book tickets visit