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Say Yes to Tess

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Director: Tess Seddon & Harry Blake

Director, Writer and Actress Tess Seddon co-wrote the musical Say Yes to Tess with Harry Blake to put her real life story into Theatre. 

Tess has moved back to Leeds after a break up. Temping at a call centre and trying to survive a frosty house-share, she’s feeling lost, until she meets the Yorkshire Party and is inspired to stand in the 2017 UK General Election.

Thrust into the spotlight, Tess takes the Yorkshire Party’s passion for people, park & rides and Yorkshire devolution to the streets, finding friends in unlikely places. But with the General Election getting ever closer, she starts to question whether she’s doing the right thing.

Say Yes to Tess will premiere in Leeds Playhouse 24 March - 2 April 2022, then move on to Camden People's Theatre 5 April - 16 April 2022.


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Cast & Creatives

Tess Tess Seddon

Ben Kofi Dennis
Dani/Sue Purvi Parmer

Kev/Dad Andrew Whitehead
Sacha Jamie Noar

Written by Tess Seddon
Song by Harry Blake
Co-directed by Tess Seddon & Harry Blake
Music Director Jamie Noar

Set & Costume Designer Rūta Irbīte
Lighting Design Amy Mae
Movement Director Yukiko Masui
Access Consultant Nicki Miles-Wildin
Audio Description Consultant Vicky Ackroyd
Casting Director Lucy Casson
Production Manager Ben Pugh

Company Stage Manager Paris Linxuan Wu

Technical Stage Manager & Sound Associate Dan Loops

Executive Producer Ali Ford

Assistant Producer & Design Assistant Elle Money

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