A FLOCK of dramas will fly into Leeds P`layhouse following its staging this month of classic northern story Kes.

The heartfelt play about a teenage boy and his pet kestrel will continue at the Playhouse’s Pop-Up Theatre until Saturday, February 16.

Leeds Playhouse will stage a unique intergenerational performance, entitled Dinner 18:55, on February 22 and 23.

The presentation will explore experiences of loneliness and community amongst both older and younger generations, and ask why people longer make time to sit down and share a meal and a conversation.

The community ensemble cast includes participants from Leeds Playhouse’s Older People’s Programme and Youth Programme.

Using humour and music, the warm and moving Dinner 18:55 shares real stories, experiences, hopes and fears, sparking new exciting conversations between generations.

Random, a one-woman play starring TV actress Kiza Deen explores the catastrophic effects of one random act on a family, until February 16.

A stylish contemporary new production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet will feature Tessa Parr in the title role, from March 1-30.

Princess Hamlet discovers her world turned upside down on her return home from university to attend the funeral of her father.

With her country on the brink of war and the royal family plagued with corruption, afflicted Hamlet embarks on a treacherous journey to avenge her father’s brutal murder, where both her sanity and the security of the state are threatened.

Director Amy Leach said: “Hamlet is a magnificent play exploring a nation that has become rotten, and feels hugely resonant in our current turbulent political times.

“It’s a story exploring the identity and emotional journey of a young person with unspeakable burdens placed on their shoulders, and I’m really excited that in our production this will be a young woman.”

Leeds Playhouse well stage spectacular family musical The Wizard of Oz in the newly redeveloped Quarry Theatre from November 22 January 25.

A timeless story of adventure and friendship, young Dorothy and her little dog Toto are caught in a cyclone and whisked away to the magical Land of Oz.

Dorothy follows the yellow brick road to the magical Emerald City in search of the all-powerful Wizard.

Call 0113 213 7700 or visit leedsplayhouse.org.uk to book tickets.