Whitkirk Arts Guild is an amateur dramatics society based in East Leeds. We have been performing pantomimes, musicals and plays in Whitkirk since our first production of Orange Blossoms in 1952. In 2012 we celebrated 60 years of amateur dramatics at Whitkirk, and over 180 amazing plays, pantomimes, musicals and revues.
Thursday 27th to Saturday 29th September 2018
In 1916, at the Barnbow Munitions Factory in Leeds, an accident killed 35 women who worked to make shells for the war effort.
At the time these women’s deaths were hidden from the public, the official records only noting an “industrial accident”. This September Whitkirk Arts Guild are proud to tell their story in the play Barnbow Canaries, and to bring the tale back home by performing only a few hundred yards from the site of the accident.
Based on the true story of the Barnbow Lasses, this play shares the highs, the lows and the cost of supplying ammunition to the millions of troops on the fronts of the Great War.
Tickets are now available for our 2017 musical revue It's My Life. Come and join us this September as we explore the story of a life in song and spoken word, through childhood and teenage angst, love and the daily grind, and the reflections of old age.
Packed full of the usual Whitkirk Arts Guild blend of humour, wit and emotion this promises to be an evening to make you laugh, cry and think. With cabaret-style seating around tables and the bar open every night it's the perfect way for you and friends to unwind midweek, celebrate the start of the weekend or kick back on a Saturday night.
1st May 2017 · Link to this News