Wanted

“Triumphant. Heartfelt exercise in community theatre.”
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“With WANTED, we wanted to find out what audiences really wanted to see, if they were allowed to want anything at all. We wanted to remind them ― and ourselves ― that theatres are civic places. They’re places where we come together to think about what we want, not just as individuals but as participants in a whole society, as citizens of a changing country and inhabitants of a changing world. Like schools and hospitals, theatres ― at their best ― are the crucial places where we gather together to tell the true story of who we want to be. In a place like that, what would you want to see? We’ve been asking that question to people in the street, and on Twitter; and most of all, we asked twenty-four individuals, families, and local organisations to work with us to each create a three minute segment of this show. In those three minutes, they could make anything happen. Whatever they wanted most to see on the stage of West Yorkshire Playhouse. What they wanted turned out to be surprising, strange, funny, angry, tender and beautiful. Just like people are. What more could you want?”

Chris Goode, Lead Artist
Read the full introduction ‘The Art of Wanting

 

“WANTED considers who is given a voice, who is represented on stage, and how.”
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WANTED WAS CREATED FROM 24 IDEAS BY

Maureen Kershaw, Khadijah Begum, Leanna Benjamin, Cieran Reed,  Alan & Carol Walker, The Jamaica Society Leeds, Leeds Mencap, Manston Primary School, Leeds Friends of Rojava, Angel of Youths, Ana Silvério, Sidrah Warburton, Lee Gallagher, People of Leeds, Rowena Godfrey, Leeds City Academy, Lauren Day, Saju Iqbal Ahmed, Ade Kola, Simon on the Streets, Joanna Project, Studio 12, Leeds LGBT Network and Michael ‘Giselle’ Allan.

Creative Team

Lead Artist– Chris Goode
Designer – Hannah Sibai
Core Artists – Kirsty Housley, Evie Manning, Pauline Mayers and Jennifer Tang
Lighting Designer – Tim Skelly
Associate Director – Tyrrell Jones
Assistant Director – Martin Leonard
Video Designer – Jez Coram
Associates – Lou Sumray, Robert Bentall

Performing Ensemble

Lydia Cottrell, Kamal Kaan, James Barrett, Carmen Martorell, Rose Wardlaw, Tavelah Robinson and Tila Robinson

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WANTED WAS PERFORMED ON FRIDAY 22 & SATURDAY 23 APRIL AT WEST YORKSHIRE PLAYHOUSE AS PART OF TRANSFORM 16. SUPPORTED BY LEEDS INSPIRED, PART OF LEEDS CITY COUNCIL AND USING PUBLIC FUNDING THROUGH THE NAITONAL LOTTERY FROM ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND. A TRANSFORM, WEST YORKSHIRE PLAYHOUSE AND CHRIS GOODE & COMPANY COPRODUCTION.

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