Go and See: Wasteland at Lawrence Batley Theatre


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Go and See: Wasteland by Gary Clarke Company at Lawrence Batley Theatre

Bradford Producing Hub have launched a growing programme of fully funded Go and See trips designed to inspire homegrown talent as they develop new work. 
Join us for…

A skip across West Yorkshire to Huddersfield to meet other creatives, see summat good, and feel inspired!

Join us on Wednesday 10 May to go and see Gary Clarke’s ‘Wasteland’.

"a truly wonderful piece of dance-theatre: humane, politically charged, by turns funny and sad"

5 dancers wearing coats and jeans lean back in a arms crossed pose.

Ballot closes

Wednesday 26 April, 2023 at 11pm

Go and See Trip

Wednesday 10 May, 2023

What's the show about?

In 1994 hundreds of coal miners hung up their pit boots as Grimethorpe Colliery was destroyed, along with the tight-knit working-class community that surrounded it.

Created to mark the 25th anniversary of the demolition and 30 years since the rise of UK rave culture, WASTELAND is the highly anticipated new dance theatre show from acclaimed British choreographer Gary Clarke and the sequel to his multi-award winning production COAL.

This thrilling yet deeply touching production takes a close look at how two generations coped in this era of radical upheaval. A fractured relationship between a father and son is at the heart of the story, and as we see one generation grind exhaustedly to a halt, we follow the next into the 90s illegal rave scene, where derelict warehouses and abandoned work spaces became home for a new-found community of music and dance.

Bringing together Clarke’s vivid physical dance language performed by a company of exceptional dancers, a community cast of singers, brass musicians, archive film footage, a powerful rave soundtrack and unique artwork by Jimmy Cauty (co-founder of The KLF), WASTELAND dives headfirst into a gritty story of loss, hope, escapism and survival.

Read more on the Lawrence Batley Theatre website. 

Who is the trip for?

This Go and See trip is for any Bradford-based creative who would like to connect with other local artists. If you’re craving an evening out and fancy seeing new work that might inspire you – enter our ticket ballot now!

How to get a place on the trip

We know lots of artists will want to join us on our Go and See trips, so we have therefore decided that the fairest way to allocate tickets is through a ballot. The ticket ballot for this trip is now open and closes on Wednesday 26 April, 2023 at 11pm

We will inform entrants of their place on the trip by Friday 28 April, so please pencil the trip date in your diary on entering the ballot.

Ticket ballot timeline:

N.B. Please only apply if you can definitely attend. If you’re allocated a ticket and do not attend without notice, we may need to charge you for your ticket. 

If you need to enter the ballot in another way, please email us at

Trip itinerary

What’s included?
A ticket to the show, travel costs from Bradford if needed, and a drink. 

Do I have to travel with the group?
Since this is a local visit, we are asking everyone to meet at the theatre. Please see travel information below.

Getting there

Lawrence Batley Theatre is located on Queen Street in Huddersfield Town Centre. Set back from the street, the main entrance is through the Courtyard.

Lawrence Batley Theatre
Queen’s Square
Queen Street
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Travelling by public transport

The theatre is a 10-minute walk from Huddersfield Train Station.

It is also a 10-minute walk from the Huddersfield Bus Station to the Lawrence Batley Theatre.

You can find the walking route from both here.

Travelling by car

When arriving to Huddersfield, follow the road signs for the theatre from the ring road.

For up-to-date parking information, please click here to visit the Kirklees Council website.

The Civic Centre car park is free after 6pm, and is a 9-minute walk to the theatre:

Civic Centre Car Park
Albion Street
iew on Google Maps

Access and travel costs

Ticket and travel costs from Bradford are covered as part of our Go and See trips. However, we realise other costs may cause a barrier to you being able to attend – and we can help with that. 

We have travel and access funds available to make these opportunities as accessible to as many people as possible. Please let us know what you need when entering the ballot – your requests won’t affect your chances of being selected to attend. 

Things we can cover:

Access costs: additional costs you may have to enable you to attend; things like disability support, interpretation, or childcare.

Travel costs: if you have any other associated travel costs that you need assistance with, please let us know in your entry. 

We do not means-test or ask you to prove that you need this financial support, but where possible we need to agree in advance on what costs we will cover, and you will need to provide receipts to claim costs back from us. Please only apply for these if you need to, as this will ensure we can provide funds to those who really need them.

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