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Say Yes to Tess – A New Musical

  • Venue: Bramall Rock Void
  • Duration: 1 hour
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A work-in-progress performance

Written by Tess Seddon, with songs by Harry Blake

Co-directed by Tess Seddon and Harry Blake

In 2016, Tess lived in London and didn’t follow politics.

In 2017, she stood as a candidate for the Yorkshire Party in the UK General Election.

What began as research into the seemingly hopeless case for a Yorkshire Parliament became a journey into the heart of UK democracy. Say Yes To Tess is an off-beat, comedic and heart-warming new autobiographical musical about activism, Yorkshire grit and learning to vote for yourself.

Tess Seddon in association with Leeds Playhouse

This event is part of Furnace Festival

Cast & Credits

Written by Tess Seddon / Songs by Harry Blake / Co-directed by Tess Seddon and Harry Blake / Produced by Ali Ford / Movement Director Rachel Fullegar / Cast Levi Payne / Rebekah Hinds / Robin Simpson / Photography by Anthony Robling /


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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 using either the creative use of sign integrated into the performance or a British Sign Language Interpreter on stage interpreting the show for D/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

Dementia friendly performances are for all audiences. The theatre experience is enhanced for people living with dementia and their supporters, with adaptations to front of house service, the show and pre-show information packs. Additional dementia-aware staff, quiet spaces, clear signage and visual markers, sound and lighting adjustments and flexible seating options all help to create a supportive, shared experience.

Sing Along

Singalong with the cast in this exclusive performance. Join in as loud as you like, fancy dress is optional but highly recommended.

Post Show Discussion

Parent & Baby Performance

A Parent and Baby performance enables parents to attend the theatre with their baby (under 12 months). We make small adaptations to the lighting and sound effects, including keeping the auditorium lights slightly raised. The seating is unallocated and there is a relaxed attitude to noise.

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


  • Captioned - Captioned
  • Signed - Signed
  • Audio Description - Audio Description
  • Relaxed Performance - Relaxed Performance
  • Dementia Friendly Performance - Dementia Friendly Performance
  • Post Show Discussion - Post Show Discussion
  • Sing Along - Sing Along
  • Parent & Baby Performance - Parent & Baby Performance
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Major funders
Arts Council England Leeds City Council The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation
Principal Capital Partners
Principal Capital and Access Partner
Irwin Mitchell Solicitors