World premiere of a new durational work by Quarantine, in co-production with Transform:
Nice to meet you, what do you do?
‘12 Last Songs’ is about work.
Making a living. Finding your passion. Watching the clock.
‘12 Last Songs’ constructs a fleeting portrait of society. There are no actors. It’s a live exhibition of people, an epic performance that casts the steady rhythms of life on a carnival scale.
Over the course of a day, workers will do shifts. A bricklayer might build a wall, a hairdresser might cut someone’s hair, a chef might prepare a meal…
This extraordinary production, created with the people of Leeds, is the latest work by Manchester-based ensemble Quarantine, known around the world for their forensic interest in daily life.
‘12 Last Songs’ is co-commissioned by Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts; Cambridge Junction with the support of the Stobbs New Ideas Fund; and HOME. Co-produced by Transform. It is supported by Arts Council England and The Rank Foundation.
Presented as part of Transform 21-22 – transformfestival.org
12 Last Songs
Saturday 23 October 2021: 12noon – 12midnight
Venue:Quarry Theatre, Leeds Playhouse
Duration:This is a durational performance that takes place over 12 hours. Audiences can come and go as they please. Last entry 11pm.
Advisory information:‘12 Last Songs’ is unscripted, therefore we don’t know what subjects might arise. It’s possible there may be nudity. If you have concerns or questions, contact Leeds Playhouse box office - 0113 213 7700
Access:The space is fully wheelchair accessible and there will be integrated BSL-interpretation throughout by Lauren Lister and Katrina McEachran. Please contact box office if you have specific access requirements so we can do our best to tailor the experience appropriately for you.
Tickets:As part of our commitment to inclusion and accessibility, Transform is trialling a Pay What You Can ticket model. With options ranging from £2-£25, audiences can select their chosen ticket price based on their individual financial circumstances.
Audiences are invited to select the pricing level that best applies to them. To give you some guidance, we have included a recommended ticket price and further guidance details can be found here.
Please note that as tickets for this show are being sold via our partner venue Leeds Playhouse, a booking fee (£2.50) is charged for each transaction (not for each ticket)
Photo: Brent Carr