12 Last Songs
23 October 2021 | Transform, Leeds
Nice to meet you. What do you do?
12 Last Songs is about work.
Making a living. Finding your passion. Watching the clock.
This extraordinary new durational performance piece 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…
Directed by Richard Gregory, 12 Last Songs is currently in development in Manchester and scheduled to premiere in Autumn 2021.
23 October 2021, 12 noon – 12 midnight | Co-production with Transform at Leeds Playhouse
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.
Photo: Brent Carr
Director: Richard Gregory Dramaturg: Renny O’Shea Collaborating Artist/Assistant Director: Sarah Hunter Project Animateur: Chi Emecheta Designer: Simon Banham Lighting Designer: Mike Brookes Video Designer: Lisa Mattocks Production Manager: Greg Akehurst Producer: Ali Dunican Marketing & Communications: Frances Richens