Acts of Resistance: the Garden of Earthly DestructionThe Weston Studio Opening Weekend
“If I can own the sky above a country, I can own the ground beneath your feet.”
Enyo is fighting.
Eli is digging.
No one seems to be listening.
What makes a piece of land significant and who gets to decide if it should be protected? How loud do you have to shout when the ground you have played on all your life is ripped up and taken away from you? 20 young Bristolians tell a story of greed, fear, youth and hope, as they fight to protect the ground that shaped them.
Headlong Futures is a bold and ambitious project which brings together four distinctive communities across England, creating four unique stories.
The UK is in turmoil. The zeitgeist is one of division and defiance. Headlong Futures is a response to this confusion. Headlong has worked with Bristol Old Vic and the local community, exploring how we can work together across generations, across backgrounds and across the nation.
Revealing stories from communities that uncover the fractures within our country, Headlong Futures has worked with Bristol Old Vic, New Perspectives (East Midlands), Theatre Royal Plymouth and Brewery Arts Centre (Kendal) to create four local shows. Over the next six months, Headlong Theatre and writer Stef Smith will take these shows and fuse them into one larger play which will be presented in Early 2019.
- Venue: The Weston Studio