Thank you for coming to see Say Yes to Tess - A New Musical!
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Thank you for coming and enjoy the show!
Tess and Ali
Co-Directors of TheatreState
Say Yes to Tess - A New Musical
Tess Tess Seddon
Kev/Dad Andrew Whitehead
Ben Kofi Dennis
Dani/Sue Purvi Parmar
Sacha Jamie Noar
Casting Director Lucy Casson
Writer Tess Seddon
Songs Harry Blake
Co-Direction Harry Blake & Tess Seddon
Set and Costume Design Rūta Irbīte
Lighting Design Amy Mae
Musical Director Jamie Noar
Movement Director Yukiko Masui
Filmmaker Ben Pugh
Company Stage Manager Paris Linxuan Wu
Technical Stage Manager & Sound Associate Dan Loops
Production Manager Ben Pugh
Executive Producer Ali Ford
Assistant Producer Elle Money
Access Consultant Nicki Miles-Wildin
Audio Description Consultant Vicky Ackroyd
BSL Interpretation Keren Seabrook
Say Yes to Tess is created by TheatreState in association with Leeds Playhouse and supported by Camden People’s Theatre. Supported using public funding from the national lottery through Arts Council England, alongside support from the European Cultural Foundation. TheatreState is a 2020 recipient of Nesta’s Democracy Pioneer’s Award.
Based in Leeds, TheatreState makes fun, surprising shows and projects that fuse the personal and political to ask big questions and reimagine the world as we know it. Led by Tess Seddon and Ali Ford, the company works with experienced performers and people who’ve never been on stage before. Recent projects include Politics Could Never: a podcast about politics, developed with young people aged 16-18 in Seacroft (available wherever you get your podcasts). Previous shows include Tribute Acts (national tour), The Fanny Hill Project (national tour) and Git (The Yard).