It is with a heavy heart that we have learned of the passing of our good friend Kay Mellor. Leeds born and bred, Kay was a pioneer of northern drama and real-life stories, going where no other female writer, director, or actor had gone before. We’re deeply proud and humbled to have been chosen as the home venue for her two stage premieres, Fat Friends The Musical (2017) and Band of Gold (2019) – both of which were huge success stories, as was everything that Kay turned her hand to. The hearts and thoughts of our theatre family are with her family, who we are also blessed to call friends of our theatres.

ANCESTORS: An Evening with Alice Roberts

£28.60
Alice Roberts and the cover of her new book, Ancestors

What can a grave tell us about a person? Did the Neanderthals bury their dead? Why was a man from the Alps buried in Wiltshire, four thousand years ago? How is genetics revolutionising what we know about the deep past? And what does all this mean for us, today?

These are just some of the questions Alice will be exploring as she takes us on a tour of her pick of the most fascinating burials in Britain, with behind-the-scenes insights from digs and filming – and a chance to buy a signed copy of her new book, Ancestors.

‘This is a terrific, timely and transporting book – taking us heart, body and mind beyond history, to the fascinating truth of the prehistoric past and the present.’
Bettany Hughes

‘While the rest of us read words, Alice reads bones – and what stories they have to tell. In her hands they seem slick with life, bearing messages from ancient worlds. I was captivated.’
Neil Oliver

Event information

Running Time: 2 hours 30 min (inc. interval)

Age guidance: 14+

Book offer: Add a signed copy of Alice Roberts’ book (hardback) to your order for £15

*Prices include a £1 booking fee. Where applicable, a £1 charge for postage will also be payable.

Boxes are available to book by calling the Box Office on 0113 243 0808.

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