Theatre director Damian Cruden and writer Bridget Foreman are working on a fascinating new theatre project – The Whispering House – based around the Census, and they need residents of Tang Hall and Heworth help to tell the story.
No acting/theatre experience is needed, and all rehearsals, starting 22 March, will be covid safe, focussing on Zoom.
The production will be performed live on Saturday 24th April.
Census data gives intriguing snapshots of Britain’s recent past, rooted in the fabric of its built environment. This project captures the Census’ rich narrative potential by using returns to tell the story of a city through a case study of one house.
The narrative will be revealed through theatre, working with the residents of Tang Hall and Heworth. Built on the site of an ancient forest, with evidence of human habitation going back to Roman times. Today Tang Hall is a diverse and thriving community, drawing people together around its school, library and community centre.
Local residents have often faced challenges in accessing Arts and Culture and this project rests on two-way public engagement, working with the target audience from the start, engaging them as co-producers and performers as well as observers.
This is a great opportunity to be involved in a really interesting piece of theatre and local social history! If you think you’re interested and wan t to find out more, email Damian