As part of the ROOT1066 International Arts Festival, Hastings Council has commissioned WildWorks Theatre Company to come to Hastings to make a show about us… and they need your help to create it.

‘The Great Survey’ isn’t a conventional theatre show – there won’t be a beginning, middle and an end – it’s a rolling performance, installation and conversation– which will evolve over three days with an audience.

WildWorks have developed a national and international reputation because of their unique style and the way they involve local participants.

Bill Mitchell, the director of WildWorks says;

‘We want to celebrate everyone who has chosen to live here. We want to work with as diverse a cross section of the community as possible. Please come along and take part – however long you’ve lived in the town.

The Domesday Book of 1086 was a great survey of the wealth of England, which documented land and property. We want to create a new great survey and explore the present ‘wealth’ of Hastings. We understand the riches of Hastings to be the people and the various communities that make up the town.

We want to work with you to make an artistic archive of people who live in Hastings now. Performances of The Great Survey will take place on ‘Ladies’ Parlour’, next to the castle on West Hill, from Thursday 8 September – Sunday 11 September between 1-7pm daily.

No previous performance experience is necessary – we will be asking what people bring to their community and what they get back. Making it will be a gentle process – just be yourselves. The show will evolve over the three days as the audience share their experiences with you. This conversation is the heart of the project.’



You need to be available for weekend rehearsals (at least one day per weekend) on:
Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 August for the initial weekend workshop.
Then on:
· Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 August
· Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 September
For those who can make it, there will also be evening rehearsals on:
· Wednesday 24 and Friday 26 August
· Wednesday 31 August and Friday 2 September
We will then need you as much as you’re available from:
· Tuesday 6 September to Sunday 11 September.

We are hoping to work with at least 50 people and create a rota for the performance days. Email Stella Landau at [email protected] or call 01424 451363 for more info….Find out more about WildWorks.

Thank you!
Stella Landau
Cultural Regeneration Support Officer
Hastings Borough Council
Aquila House, Breeds Place
Hastings, TN34 3UY

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