The Lost Voices of Morecambe Winter Gardens

An award winning play by Alison Armstrong, celebrating our theatrical heritage and the fabulous Morecambe Winter Gardens in particular. It is a lyrical homage to the theatre of bygone times.

 

Complete with Soundscape and Imagescape the play presents an immersive experience of real and fictionalised events in the life of the theatre. It is a play of voices of characters who might have worked and performed there. A celebration of cleaners and usherettes, musical elephants, boxers and fortune tellers, trapeze artists and more. The characters gossip and bicker as their memories come alive.

 

Alongside the voices it incorporates a soundscape and images/short film clips from Morecambe and Morecambe Winter Gardens. It is a celebration of history and voices.

 

The West End Players will perform an innovative set as the narrators and voices. International composer/ soundscape maker, Jason Kenny, will compose original music and a soundscape to accompany the play and Fine Art Photographer Max Howarth will produce original images to be incorporated with film and images of Morecambe and the Winter Gardens into the imagescape.

 

 

Actors: Maggie Wignall, Helen Dickinson, David Findlay, Melanie Murphy, June Metcalfe and Matt Panesh

Music: Composed and produced by Jason Kenny, mixing by Juan Pablo de Lucca and Anton Peys on the Cello

Imagescape: Compiled by Lawrence Cwerner

 


Shows:

Thursday, 12th August, 7.30pm (Preview night)
Friday, 13th August, 7.30pm
Saturday, 14th August, 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Approximately 90 minutes long.

 

Tickets – book now online:

£10/£6
Preview tickets are available for nhs and care workers for £5

 

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