Artistic Director Amy Golding collaborated with Annie Rigby, Aritistic Director of Unfolding Theatre to direct Live Witness…
Live Witness is a promenade performance across Live Theatre’s buildings including the converted Schoolhouse, especially commissioned for Live Theatre’s 40th anniversary year. Amy and Annie gathered audiences’ stories and memories about the theatre, its buildings and characters. Anyone with a story or picture to share was invited to post it on Live Theatre’s website www.live.org.uk/livewitness, via its facebook page www.facebook.com/livetheatre or twitter @Livetheatre using #LiveWitness. A selection of these stories were woven into a tour of the building, with a few surprises along the way!
Max Roberts, Artistic Director, Live Theatre said:
“Live Witness will give audiences wider access to our wonderful buildings. It will introduce The Schoolhouse, our latest social enterprise project, which brings an important historical building back into use as part of our complex of beautifully restored buildings.”
Live witness was held on the 14th to the 25th of May 2013.
Here’s what the press had to say:
The Guardian – The Guide – 11th May 2013
The backstage areas of theatres are mysterious and magical places to a public who never see them. Shows that allow us to peep behind the curtain are rare but often pay dividends. The Bush’s final work in its old building took audiences on a merry dance through the corridors and dressing rooms, and now Live Theatre is opening up its secret places and telling some of its unheard stories in this promenade performance, created by Annie Rigby and Amy Golding from an idea by Stella Duffy. Rigby of Unfolding Theatre and Golding of Theatre Auracaria (now Curious Monkey) are rising stars in the region, and the show should offer a unique and fitting celebration of Live’s 40th birthday.