A young man is missing, his family wait anxiously for his return, trapped in their home by a hostile mob. The need to flee fights with the desire to stay. Can humanism survive when neighbour turns on neighbour?
Til We Meet in England brings together the rarely performed tragedy, Elizabeth Inchbald’s The Massacre, with live music, audience engagement and movement. In the intimate, hidden space of Safehouse 1, Til We Meet in England explores ideas of home and the pain of departure and works with the atmospheres and textures of the site, to create a multi-layered immersive experience.
The production takes Inchbald’s intense text, depicting the experience of a persecuted family, as a lens through which to look back on England’s rich past as a place of humanitarianism and refuge. It asks us to consider how deeply our sense of home depends on our neighbours and friends.
Lost Text/Found Space is a new Peckham-based company making site-based performances in hidden neighbourhood spaces for local and London-wide audiences. Lost Text/Found Space is the creative collaboration of director Rebecca McCutcheon, designer Talulah Mason, and dance/performer Flora Wellesley-Wesley.
Lost Text/Found Space work in unique, found spaces with notable lost texts, bringing unheard voices from the past to the present. We work across art forms, blending theatre, live music, dance and installation, and making performances in which audiences feel an intense sense of engagement and play. We also work with local community partners and aim to create jobs and accessibly- priced performances for Peckham’s community.
‘Beautiful, haunting, intimate’
‘amazing that (an older text) should be so relevant – to help us understand the experience of refugees’
‘A truly unique experience that fully immerses you in the action’
‘Enthralling, thrilling and heart-wrenching’
‘Great use of the space – original, exciting, intense’
6 November – 2 December 2017
Tues, Weds, Thurs 8pm, Fri-Sat 7pm & 9pm, Sun 5pm & 7pm
Tickets £10 concessions & £20 full price
Running time 70 mins, no interval