Performance: Re-imagining The Workhouse

Heritage Design Project at The Workhouse, Southwell

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Working with volunteers at The Workhouse in Southwell, six Year Three BA (Hons) Theatre Design students explored the history of the building, and the relationship that exists between each volunteer and the site, to create a promenade theatre performance.

  • From: Saturday 11 February 2017, 2.30 pm
  • To: Saturday 11 February 2017, 4.30 pm
  • Location: The Workhouse, Upton Road, Southwell, NG25 0PT

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Event details

The Workhouse at Southwell, owned by the National Trust, is one of the most complete workhouses in existence. It was built in 1824 and housed around 160 residents who lived and worked in a strictly segregated environment.

Working with six volunteers at The Workhouse, six Year Three BA (Hons) Theatre Design students explored the history of the building, and the relationship that exists between each volunteer and the site – drawing inspiration from their personal stories.

Through a series of workshops, the students created costumes and props, linking the six different volunteer’s stories together. The result of the workshops have culminated in a promenade theatre performance, taking place at The Workhouse, performed by the volunteers themselves.


Reserve your place

Performance times: 2.30 pm, 3.30 pm and 4.30 pm

Visitors wishing to see the performance are required to reserve a place by emailing BA (Hons) Theatre Design Course Leader, Andrea Moneta stating which performance you would like to see.

Please note: standard entry fee(s) to The Workhouse will apply.

Places are limited to 15 places per performance, three performances in total.

Booking information

Reserve your place

Performance times: 2.30 pm, 3.30 pm and 4.30 pm

Visitors wishing to see the performance are required to reserve a place by emailing BA (Hons) Theatre Design Course Leader, Andrea Moneta stating which performance you would like to see.

Please note: standard entry fee(s) to The Workhouse will apply.

Places are limited to 15 places per performance, three performances in total.

Location details

Address:

The Workhouse
Upton Road
Southwell
NG25 0PT

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