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Pockets Theatre are delighted to present their new show IF THE GIRLS START MOVING - THE BOYS WILL JOIN IN: a theatrical dance around the bars, pubs, nightclubs, and watering-holes of queer Leeds.


“We’re supposed to be writing a show…”


David and Cassie are making a performance to mark fifty years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality, but it turns out, that’s quite hard. Their new show is neither a history lesson, a pride march, a schmaltz fest, nor a full on musical. Their quest to form a new LGBTQ+ people's republic breaths fresh life into the testimonies of Yorkshire communities who lived, celebrated, protested, mourned and ultimately survived. This show is about drag queens, about boys who eat their boyfriends, trans women that change history, Sunday dinners, our stories, our futures, and now.


IF THE GIRLS START MOVING - THE BOYS WILL JOIN IN will premiere Leeds Pride Festival 2017 - join us in our pop-up theatre space in the Corn Exchange on Saturday 5th or Sunday 6th August.



Preview Friday 4th August; 4:30pm

Saturday 5th August; 12:00noon, 1:30pm, 3:00pm and 4:30pm

Sunday 6th August; 11:30am, 1:00pm and 2:30pm



Preview £7

Standard £10

plus booking fee


We recommend the show is suitable for ages 15+


Corn Exchange

Call Lane





The production is one hour long, and doors will open 10 minutes before the show is due to start. We will be selling tickets on the door, but highly recommend booking in advance as seating is limited. Our pop-up theatre venue is located on the basement floor of the Corn Exchange, there is stair and lift access to the level. We will run a meet and greet for people who might be experiencing their first Pride. Shows on Sunday 6th will be signed in BSL. We will also be selling a variety of refreshments and Pride goodies.


If you have any queries, please email

This event runs a safer space policy.

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