There's a real mix of theatrical treats in store at the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield in the second half of this month.

They range from an unusual interactive children’s production that harnesses digital technology, music and performance, to an exploration of the plight of lesbian and gay refugees arriving in the UK.

In between there’s a thrilling display of aerial acrobatics by a team of circus performers and a series of short plays by one of Britain’s most-feted contemporary writers.

Rights of Passage

Artemis Theatre, Tuesday May 17, 7.30pm.

Based on interviews with those who have fled their countries of origin because of persecution, the work unveils the issues faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender immigrants. It has been described as a ‘powerful and accurate portrayal of LGBT refugees’.

Author Clare Summerskill tells the story of those who often hide under the radar, afraid to apply to the Home Office for asylum, because they are so afraid of being deported. The Artemis Theatre Company specialises in bringing to light the stories of hidden and marginalised communities.

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Tipping Point

Ockham's Razor, May 20-21, 7.30pm

Prepare to be astonished by the physical antics of Ockham’s Razor, a company that combines circus skills with visual theatre. The new show, Tipping Point, is produced in the round so that audiences don’t miss a minute of the balancing, climbing and clinging of the performers as they embark on daring feats accompanied by a surround-sound musical backdrop. The company promises a gripping, immersive experience.

Tipping Point by Ockham's Razor

Fewer Emergencies

Proper Job Theatre Company, Monday May 23, 7.45pm

Huddersfield-based Proper Job Theatre Company presents Fewer Emergencies, a trio of short plays by Martin Crimp, in the LBT’s Pay What You Decide series.

The aim of the series is to give new or innovative companies the chance to explore their creativity. At the end of the performance audience members will be asked to donate what they think the performance was worth; all money collected will go straight to Proper Job.

Fewer Emergencies, first produced in 2005, is in three parts: Whole Blue Sky, in which a middle-aged woman projects the perfect life, but one in which cracks soon appear; Face to the Wall, an examination of a school shooting told through the eyes of the gunman and Fewer Emergencies, an echo of the previous two tales but which takes a broader view of contemporary life.

The work has often been described as unsettling and Crimp’s style as ‘difficult and oblique’. Certainly it will challenge the audience, particularly because Proper Job actors, trained in the Russian theatre technique of Meyerhold’s Biomechanics, will be giving the plays a physical dimension.

Tickets for this performance need to be booked.

The Advenutes of Walter Lemonface
The Advenutes of Walter Lemonface

The Adventures of Walter Lemonface

154 Collective, Tuesday May 31, 2.30pm

Family show The Adventures of Walter Lemonface by the 154 Collective, is the theatre’s half-term treat.

Aimed at children over the age of three, it tells the tale of a lemon-faced character who must hunt for ogres and battle ghosts, helped along by live music, digital animation and instructions from the audience. At the end of the show, children can have a go at creating their own animations.

For more information, or to book, visit www.thelbt.org.uk or call 01484 430528.