AND OTHER SCRAPS
A CHURCH HALL, NEWLAND AVENUE, 2016. A WORLD OF TEA, CAKE AND KNITTING.
BUT BEHIND A WRINKLY SMILE LIES A SURPRISE.
Hurtle through Newland’s past, meet a rabble of residents and find out what life was like as a child on the avenue a long, long, long time ago. Discover Flash Gordon on Saturday Matinees, swimming in the lecky, chasing the milk cart, soot on your pants, street parties and square patties. Tales of growing up down Newland Avenue in the 40s and 50s have been collected for this family show. Watch mischievous and heartwarming memories played out in colourful and unexpected ways.
Square Patties and Other Scraps was performed as part of Assemble Fest 2016. The Herd worked with Untold Hull to collect memories of growing up down Newland Avenue in the 1940s and 1950s. The interviews that inspired this show can also be found, in recorded form, in the Untold Hull Archive at .
'They managed to create something that absolutely felt like it should be performed in a community hall but was knitted together so cleverly and performed so sharply, with such zip, that it transcended itself. The participation was a joy, the storytelling was honest and done with a completely spellbinding simplicity. The smiles all around me said it all.’
Iain Bloomfield (Artistic Director of Theatre in the Mill)
'Brilliant poor theatre storytelling'
Henrietta Duckworth (Senior Producer 2017)
'This work welcomes its audience with open arms. It knows exactly who it’s for... yet happily welcomes visitors’'.
Hannah Butterfield (Theatre maker and Lecturer)
Stories from Irene, Dave, Jeffrey, Betty, Pat, Norman, Peter, Ian, John, Julia, Brian
Devised by Sam Caseley and Ruby Thompson
Directed by Sam Caseley
Performed by Janet Prince, Ruby Thompson and Robert Wade
Movement Direction by Stephanie Potter