Written by Amy Letman 11/12/2015
If you could make anything happen on stage tonight, what would it be?
Given the time and space and resources, what would you really truly want?
Chris Goode & Company
(the makers of ‘9’ and ‘The Albemarle Sketchbook’) are making a brand new show, and right now, they know nothing about it at all. It's a totally blank canvas. Anything could happen.
They're breaking this currently empty show up into three-minute segments, and through the first few months of 2016 they'll be working with a diverse range of individuals, families, schools, workplaces, community groups and local organisations from across Leeds; each of whom will be taking a lead on developing the three minutes of content that they most want to see on stage.
Maybe they'll want to fill the stage with balloons or majorettes. Maybe they'll want three minutes of slapstick or ballet or bunny racing. Maybe it'll be stand-up, or a political speech, or just a little oasis of silence. Whatever they want, it'll end up in WANTED.
Award -winning director Chris Goode and a top-flight team of creatives are going to transform these various peoples unpredictable desires into reality, creating a unique and unforgettable show which will be performed to audiences for two nights at West Yorkshire Playhouse as part of Transform 16
Would you – and maybe your family, friends or colleagues – like to be among the 24 people / groups to work with Chris Goode & Company on creating WANTED? Or do you think you might know others who'd be up for it?
We're looking for individuals of all ages and backgrounds, as well as family and friendship groups, schools, offices and other workplaces, clubs and leisure groups, and socially-engaged organisations in and around Leeds to be part of creating WANTED.
WANTED is supported by Leeds Inspired, part of Leeds City Council and using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. A Transform, West Yorkshire Playhouse and Chris Goode & Company Co-Production.
Images: Richard Davenport