Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads set to make itself at home in front rooms across Leeds

Alan Bennett.
Alan Bennett.

Calling all theatre lovers – performances of Leeds writer Alan Bennett’s legendary Talking Heads monologues could soon be on their way to YOUR front room.

Six of the monologues are being staged at the West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Courtyard Theatre from June 14 to 23 ahead of the start of a major redevelopment of the site.

And, as a ‘thank you’ to the city for its support over the years, the Playhouse yesterday announced plans to also take the production into homes throughout Leeds.

Theatre bosses are looking for somebody in each and every postcode area of the city to host a performance of one of the monologues between June 4 and 9.

The lucky residents hosting the monologues – which will be performed by the same actors appearing at the Courtyard – will be chosen in a ballot that is open now.

Playhouse artistic director James Brining said: “This is a major undertaking for the Playhouse and is a huge thank you to the city of Leeds and all of our partners, advocates and participants who over the years have supported and welcomed the ambition of the Playhouse.

“To be able to take these iconic and beloved pieces to every part of the city is a fitting tribute to one of Leeds’s most renowned and beloved playwrights, and an opportunity for the Playhouse to offer something truly unique to its communities.”

To secure a place in the Talking Heads ballot, visit the Playhouse website and fill out the online entry form.

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