EIGHTEENTH century slavery abolitionist Harriet Tubman is the subject of new music-theatre piece Huddersfield.

Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival will on November 20 host the UK premiere of Harriet, which makes the life and impact of the woman.

Harriet escaped her life as a slave and devoted herself to saving others through the Underground Railroad, a system of routes used to help slaves reach free states.

Harriet is just one of a wide variety of shows due to be performed at the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield through the autumn.

English Touring Theatre perform Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello, described as a masterful depiction of a life torn apart by prejudice, from October 9 to 13.

The Class Project, on October 9, is a show about belonging, about tribes and families, and how people believe they belong to a place because they were born there.

Phoenix Dance Theatre will present the 2018 mixed programme which includes major new dance production Windrush: Movement of the People.

The November 22 performance will also feature Maybe Yes, Maybe, Maybe No Maybe, Aletta Collins’s witty piece of dance blending movement and voices.

Star comedian Jason Byrne will on November 3 present his latest show You Can Come In But Don’t Start Anything, described as a trip of mad routines alongside proper bonkers stunts.

West Yorkshire singer-songwriter Roger Davies will return with his band to perform on the Lawrence Batley’s main stage for the first time, on Saturday September 22.

The theatre will also host Huddersfield Jazz’s 30th anniversary concert, featuring Claire Martin and Ray Gelato in their hit show A Swinging Affair on Friday, September 21.

Enter the awe-inspiring world of Barely Methodical Troupe as they push limits, alter perspectives and challenge gravity with latest show Shift, on September 24 and 25.

Front Room Productions present ‘Twas the Night before Christmas, on December 22, when Santa’s elves, Holly and Ivy, call on children’s help to get everything ready for Santa Claus and Christmas.

Whistle Stop Opera will present scenes and songs from a variety of operas, particularly aimed at newcomers to opera, on September 27.

Visit thelbt.org to book tickets for any of the shows at the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield.