AND OTHER SCRAPS
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.
'Brilliant poor theatre storytelling'
'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.’
'This work welcomes its audience with open arms. It knows exactly who it’s for... yet happily welcomes visitors'
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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 www.untoldhull.org .
STORIES FROM IRENE, DAVE, JEFFREY, BETTY, PATT, NORMAN, PETER, IAN, JULIA, JOHN, BRIAN.
DEVISED BY SAM CASELEY AND RUBY THOMPSON
DIRECTOR SAM CASELEY
MOVEMENT DIRECTOR STEPHANIE POTTER
Production Photography by Jerome Whittingham.
SQUARE PATTIES AND OTHER SCRAPS was produced by Assemble Fest supported by Untold Hull, Hull Libraries