A person stands and shouts on stage, wearing casual sports wear




Thu 19 Oct 2023 -
Fri 20 Oct 2023


Quarry Theatre, Leeds Playhouse
Playhouse Square, Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7UP


Theatre, Performance, Music


Pay What You Can £2–£25
Recommended price £25
Plus booking fees
This spectacular performance is part sports competition, part concert – on an epic scale.

In ONE SONG, a group of musicians complete a workout whilst performing a single song – over and over. A cheerleader, a commentator and watching fans spectate as this mesmerising ritual unfolds – cheering and heckling by turns.

Belgian artist Miet Warlop and an ensemble of extraordinary performers invite us to witness this exhilarating physical struggle, grappling with themes of life and death, hope and rebirth, as well as the bodily realities of sweat, pain and exhaustion.

ONE SONG was featured in the New York Times’ round-up of the best theatre in Europe for 2022.

Your Experience

What to expect

This is a seated performance within a theatre venue. The performance contains song, music and movement.


60 mins

Age guidance




Content guidance

Contains loud music (ear plugs will be available).

Getting here

Head to the Leeds Playhouse website for more information about getting to the venue.

Access information


Both performances are captioned.

Step free acess

There is step free access to the event and there are accessible toilets at the venue.


The tiered seating is high-backed.

Open door policy

We have an open door policy across all shows at Transform, meaning ticket holders are welcome to come and go as they need.

More information

Head to Transform’s Access page for more information.

a wild, exhilarating study in absurdity ”
The New York Times


Produced by NTGent & Miet Warlop, Irene Wool vzw. Co-produced by Festival d’Avignon, deSingel (Antwerp), Tandem Scène nationale Arras-Douai, Théâtre Dijon Bourgogne Centre dramatique national, HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), La Comédie de Valence, Centre dramatique national Drôme – Ardèche, Teatre Lliure Barcelona. Supported by the Flemish Government, Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government, Frans Brood Productions. 

Creative credits can be found on the Transform 23 programme sheet here.

Performances at Transform 23 co-presented by Transform and Battersea Arts Centre and using public funding through the national lottery from Arts Council England. 

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