The Reservation

A performance by Ellie Harrison & Jaye Kearney


The Reservation is an intimate performance for one person at a time. Designed by Ellie Harrison and Jaye Kearney especially for hotel rooms, the experience offers visitors the gifts of time for reflection and space for the remembrance of those we have loved and lost but not forgotten.

The Reservation was co-commissioned by Theatre in the mill, Bradford; ARC Stockton and Emerge Leeds. Developed with support from The Queen’s Hotel, Leeds University through Incubator and the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

The Reservation is a collaboration with Ellie Harrison’s and forms part 2 in her Grief Series. Find out more about the Grief Series and how to book The Reservation  here.

“The whole thing is cunningly set up, so that it is both playful and yet dignified, and the sharing is very much a two-way street: you feel emotionally open but not exposed. The warmth and authenticity of this encounter operates in direct tension with the surroundings – a safe space, but also a reminder of our mawkishness about death and a desire to keep grief hidden away.” Lyn Gardner, Guardian.


Publicity image: Matt Tullet

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