The 2019 production, staged at the Spurriergate Centre in the city centre, was a great success drawing an audience of over 500.
Philip Parr, a widely experienced director of theatre, opera and festivals, chiefly as artistic director of Parrabbola, created a moving and contemporary drama. Philip utilised the cafe environment of the Spurriergate Centre to create an element of surprise and audience participation. The cast entered with the audience, taking up seats at the cafe tables, and from there, commenced the play.
Philip created the instrumental and vocal music for the play, using the skills of the cast to create the sound. Dave al-Bahrani Peacock stage managed the production with costumes designed by Felip Gesse, Terry Ram acted as Associate Director with production by Leonie Hertig and Simon Tompsett.
We would like to thank everyone who supported the play by attending, donating funds, notably York Common Good Trust and the Feoffees of St Michael, Spurriergate – our thanks for their generous donations.
It was a great pleasure to work with the Spurriergate Centre team on our first production and our thanks go to them for their co-operation and commitment. Grateful thanks and congratulations go to our community actors, stage crew, photographers, publicity team and front of house team who worked so hard and enthusiastically to make it all happen.