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Auditions – Searching for the Heart of Leeds

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Come and take part!

Searching for the Heart of Leeds is a brand new community project from West Yorkshire Playhouse that will culminate in the performance of a brand new play in June 2018. We are looking for a diverse range of people from all over the city to take part as volunteer performers, musicians, researchers and backstagers. The play will be written by BAFTA-nominated and Beeston boy Mark Catley and will feature movement from Phoenix Dance.

We are looking for around 40 people to form the core of this production. Participants will work with director Alexander Ferris and Phoenix Dance to tell the story. No previous experience is necessary and we are looking for an exciting mix of people of all ages (18+). In order to take part, book a slot at our Open Auditions below.


If you are a community group and would like to be involved together, you can apply for one of the 6 – 8 slots to perform as part of the piece by filling in an expression of interest form (available soon). We would particularly like to hear from choirs and dance groups.

Other opportunities


We are looking for a house band to provide the soundtrack to the production. If you play an instrument and would like to be part of the band, please send a short YouTube clip of you playing to engagement@wyp.org.uk.


We also have various opportunities for those looking to volunteer in a selection of backstage roles such as stage management, costume and props. If you love theatre but don’t fancy stepping onto the stage, you can still be involved. Email engagement@wyp.org.uk to register your interest.

Find out more about the West Yorkshire Playhouse production Searching for the Heart of Leeds

Cast & Credits

Written by Mark Catley / Directed by Alexander Ferris / Movement by Phoenix Dance Theatre /


Book Tickets

Sat 24 Feb 18
10:00 AM
Sat 24 Feb 18
11:30 AM
Sat 24 Feb 18
02:00 PM
Sat 24 Feb 18
03:30 PM
Sat 24 Feb 18
05:00 PM
Sun 25 Feb 18
11:00 AM
Sun 25 Feb 18
12:30 PM
Sun 25 Feb 18
03:00 PM
Sun 25 Feb 18
04:30 PM
Captioned Performance

Open captioning allows theatre goers with varying degrees of hearing to view the full text as it is spoken or sung, including sound effects and off stage noises. These appear on a scrolling screen, positioned on or at the side of the stage.

British Sign Language Interpreted

A Signed performance is the usual full production with the addition of a British Sign Language Interpreter who stands on the stage interpreting the show for Deaf attendees.

Audio Described

Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.

Relaxed Performance

A relaxed performance is a specially selected show from our programme, with slight adaptations to make it suitable for an audience of young people or adults with learning disabilities. This may include extra lighting, additional wheelchair spaces and the freedom to move to alternative seating if required.

Dementia-Friendly Performance

A relaxed performance with adaptations to technical aspects of the show, flexible seating options and a relaxed attitude to audience responses and movement in the auditorium. In our front of house space we will have a quiet room, clearer visual markers and signage, and additional staff and volunteers trained to sensitively and respectfully welcome people living with dementia and their supporters to this show.

Booking Fees:

*A transaction fee of £2.50 will be applied to all phone and internet bookings.


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  • Signed - Signed
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