Calling Leeds workers
Posted: 5 October 2021
We’re calling on the people of Leeds to ask if you know an Uber driver? A butcher? A watchmaker? How about a stockbroker? A factory worker? A philosopher? An ICU nurse?
We’re seeking Leeds workers to be part of a unique event that will create a portrait of the city this October.
Each person will be invited to work a shift on stage at Leeds Playhouse – and be paid for their time. They’ll demonstrate what they do and respond to questions about their work and lives.
Part performance, part exhibition of people, 12 Last Songs will play out over 12 hours at Leeds Playhouse on Saturday 23 October.
The 12 occupations sought are:
- Clock or watchmaker
- A religious leader, such as an Imam, Granthi, Priest or Rabbi
- ICU nurse
- Armed forces officer
- Factory worker
- Transplant surgeon
- Track and Trace worker
- Uber driver
No performance experience is required. We’re not looking for actors.
Anyone interested should email Jay Millard firstname.lastname@example.org by 12 noon, Wednesday 13 October.
Audiences for 12 Last Songs are free to come and go across the 12-hour duration. Tickets are Pay What You Can, starting at just £2. A co-production with Transform, 12 Last Songs will launch their reimagined festival for 2021-22.
Photograph by JMA Photography.