Ellie Harrison and Jaye Kearney – The Reservation


Photo: Matt Tullet
Photo: Matt Tullet

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 love. Each experience is unique. Previous participants have described it as:

“A lovely experience, so good that such a subject is not forgotten. A brave concept that can only be successful. Overwhelmingly beautiful, a treasured space. Should be compulsory for adults.”

“It was truly a privilege to take part in this show – although it didn’t feel like I was taking part in someone’s show, it felt like it was mine.”

“The whole thing is cunningly set up, so that it is both playful and yet dignified” **** Lyn Gardner, The Guardian


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 Part 2 of The Grief Series.