An Evening with Carol Leeming



An Evening with Carol Leeming: Love the Life you Live … Live the Life you Love 

Join us for what will be a provocative evening of music, dance and theatrical entertainment. Love the Life you Live, Live the Life you Love will be staged as part of a full evening of music, poetry and Diva songs performed by Carol Leeming and guests.

Maz – a 24-year-old, dual-heritage, Queer window dresser – is a larger-than-life, troubled, vain, Helsinki Bar clubber.  During an alcohol and drug-fueled night out in the St George’s Quarter, he fatefully meets a rather strange eccentric man. This seemingly random but disturbing encounter changes them both in unforeseen ways forever…

This magic realist tale performed with live choral music will transport you back to 1980s Leicester, and to the First World War exploring Race, Class, Gender and Queer identity, history and our place within it.

Love the Life You Live, Live the Life You Love is the second  choreopoem in the Carol Leeming trilogy and is published in the Hidden Stories anthology (Leicester University/Phoenix). We first meet the character Maz in The Loneliness of the Long Distance Diva (Curve, 2012)

The special performance on the 29 Jan will offer audiences an opportunity to see a fully-staged preview of what will be developed into a 60-minute theatre piece that Carol and her team plan to tour to small scale theatres in 2018/19. The evening will also offer an opportunity for audience feedback and will be the first stage on the journey of this brand new show.



£8* Under 16s
£8* 16 – 26 yrs
£8 for over 60s and registered unemployed
£8 for Groups 10+
15% off for Members


*Discounts are subject to availability and may be removed at any time. Only valid on certain performances - terms and conditions apply.

Credits & Acknowledgments

Words, Music & Direction: Carol Leeming
Choreography: Kwesi Johnson
Musical Arrangement: Neil Hunter
Digital Backdrop: Gopi Degala
Producer: Michaela Waldram-Jones

For further information please contact [email protected] or [email protected]

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Carol Leeming is currently supported by the Curve Artistic Development programme. LOVE THE LIFE YOU LIVE, LIVE THE LIFE YOU LOVE is currently in development funded by Arts Council England Grants for the Arts programme.

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