Welcome to Take a Left Productions

We are thrilled that in 2019 we’ll be hosting Ruby Wax at St James in Guernsey and producing our first UK credit with Bernstein Revealed: A Cabaret at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester.

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Bernstein Revealed: A Cabaret

Sunday 28th April 2019, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

April 2019 sees a brand new production of Leonard Bernstein’s masterpiece West Side Story at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, featuring orchestrations by Bernstein Revealed’s very own Jason Carr.

We are delighted that Bernstein Revealed: A Cabaret will feature as part of the season on Sunday 28th April.

Tickets are now on sale from the Royal Exchange – click here to be taken to their website.

Leading Leonard Bernstein expert Edward Seckerson, double Olivier Award nominee Sophie-Louise Dann and double Tony Award nominee Jason Carr celebrate 100 years of Leonard Bernstein, the musical superman who bestrode the Broadway stage as wholeheartedly and adeptly as he did the world’s great concert halls.

Through a heady cocktail of stories and songs, the trio draw upon their vast knowledge of the scores and the stories behind them to create a unique evening exploring the life and music of this extraordinary man.

Edward conducted one of the last major interviews with Bernstein less than a year before his death in 1990, and it is that memorable encounter that is at the heart of this intimate show.

Performed live on stage are songs from some of the most popular musicals of all time, including West Side StoryCandideOn the Town and Wonderful Town, as well as gorgeous rarities from 1600 Pennsylvania AvenuePeter PanMass and Trouble in Tahiti.

Ruby Wax, the Monk and the Neuroscientist:
How To Be Human

Wednesday 15th May 2019, St James, Guernsey

This May, we’ll be bringing Ruby Wax and friends to St James in Guernsey, in association with Lakin McCarthy.

Ruby Wax invites you to use more of your mind for compassion, instead of just chasing what’s ‘better’, like a hamster on a wheel.

With a little help from monk Thubten Gelong, who explains how the mind works, and neuroscientist Ash Ranpura, who explains where everything that makes us ‘us’ can be found in the brain, this is the show you need to help you upgrade your mind as much as you’ve upgraded your iPhone.

Tickets will be on sale in early 2019 – make sure you’re signed up to our mailing list or following us on Facebook or Twitter to be the first to find out exactly when!

Tickets will go on sale to Friends of St James one week before the general release, so if you want to guarantee access to the best seats and help support a great local arts venue for just £25 a year, click here.