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WANTED (2016)

  • Venue: Courtyard Theatre
  • Duration: 72
  • Age Guidance: Suitable for all ages
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More Information on WANTED (2016)

WANTED, performed as part of Transform 16

To launch the newly independent Transform, previous festival favourites Chris Goode & Company (creators of 9, Transform 12) have been commissioned to make a brand new show. Starting with a totally blank canvas where anything could happen, they’ve divided the show into three-minute segments and have been working with a diverse range of individuals, families, community groups and local organisations from across Leeds – each of whom has been asked the question: “what do you most want to see on stage?”.

Maybe they’ll want to fill the stage with balloons or majorettes.
Maybe they’ll want three minutes of slapstick or ballet or bunny racing.
Maybe it’ll be stand-up, or a political speech, or just a little oasis of silence.

Whatever they want, it’ll end up in WANTED.

Award-winning director Chris Goode and a topflight team of collaborators are transforming these unpredictable desires into reality, creating a unique and unforgettable show that asks what happens when you really give your audiences what they want.

Extraordinary… watching it has completely changed my understanding of what theatre is capable of.”
Matt Trueman, Theatre Critic, on 9

Click here for the full Transform 16 programme

Supported by Leeds Inspired, part of Leeds City Council and using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
A Transform, West Yorkshire Playhouse and Chris Goode & Company co-production.

Cast & Credits

A Transform, West Yorkshire Playhouse and Chris Goode & Company co-production. /

A Transform, West Yorkshire Playhouse and Chris Goode & Company co-production.


Book Tickets

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.

Booking Fees:

*A transaction fee of £1.95 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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