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Naples comes to Leeds


Whether it’s a work trip to Manchester or a city break in Leeds, there’s no shortage of showbiz types for you to rub shoulders with in both cities. You just might not expect them to turn up with the intention of washing their underwear.

So it should have surprised a few people when one of the UK’s most innovative theatre companies, Flying Cloud, checked into their Leeds City Roomzzz, whites and all. But rather than searching for the perfect spin cycle, the thespians were in town preparing for their latest performance, Napoli, at The West Yorkshire Playhouse.

Set in an Italy torn apart by fascism and conflict, the story centres on World War Two era Naples, as British troops begin their occupation. Part love story and part social drama, the action unfolds on stage from behind the many washing lines that act as a meeting point for local gossips, not to mention star crossed lovers.

The play will be supported by traditional Neapolitan folk music, to truly transport the audience to the Mediterranean coast. Scheduled for a 2011 UK production, followed by an Italian tour, Flying Cloud hope to follow in the footsteps of past performances and take in theatres from Europe to the U.S.

Our aparthotel provides an ideal place for the board-treading visitors to stay. The perfect marriage of self-catering and serviced accommodation means there’s no better way to unwind after a hard day’s rehearsal than by putting your feet up, some food in the oven, and enjoying a film on our stunningly sharp LCD TVs, with your Roomzzz-mates.

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