Bedrooms of Leeds residents to become stage for a night

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A Leeds theatre company is to take site-specific theatre to daring new heights with their latest original production.

Front Room Productions is kicking off 2018 with Hurry Up, Jess - a one-woman show that will tour to the bedrooms of local people in and around Leeds from March 3 to March 31.

Hurry Up, Jess is a show about friendship, loyalty, and coming to terms with loss, and which leads audiences on an interactive jaunt through the bedroom and childhood memories of a young Northern girl.

This intimate journey around a very personal space will enable audience members to feel as though they are more than mere spectators, but instead sharing a lived experience.

Olivia Race, who wrote the script and will be performing the show, explains the unconventional setting: “Hurry Up, Jess intends to push the boundaries of what we perceive theatre to be”.

Show director, Claire-Marie Seddon, said: “By using a space that is familiar to everyone, we will remove the formalities traditionally associated with going to the theatre, and instead immerse audiences in what feels like a real-life situation.”

The company has released a list of LS postcodes in which the show will be performed, but the audience won’t know the exact location of each performance until they have booked their ticket.

Show producer, Alice Barber, added: “We hope that audience members will buy into the exciting sense of the unknown that we’re creating, and embrace the element of surprise.”

If you would like to know about more about the performances, or find out how to have HURRY UP, JESS performed in your bedroom, you can find further information on the Front Room Productions website.

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Saturday 3rd March - West Park, Leeds

Thursday 8th March - Horbury Bridge, West Yorkshire

Friday 9th March - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

Saturday 10th March - Liversedge, West Yorkshire

Sunday 11th March - Deansgate, Manchester

Thursday 15th March - Chapeltown, Leeds

Friday 16th March - Liversedge, West Yorkshire

Saturday 17th March - Bramley, Leeds

Sunday 18th March- Cross Gates, Leeds

Thursday 22nd March - Salford, Manchester

Friday 23rd March - Liversedge, West Yorkshire

Sunday 25th March - Kippax, Leeds

Thursday 29th March - Ilkley, West Yorkshire

Friday 30th March - Headingley, Leeds

Saturday 31st March - Oatlands, Harrogate