Sea BreezeSited Work
Collaboration with Raisin and Willow.
“✭✭✭✭ – phantasmagoric and unforgettable spectacle” – The Guardian
This is not a theatre any more.
This will always be a theatre.
Settling snugly between the fell land and the salty salty sea, this old building sits here still. We are searching for stories in the bones of its beams and its rivets and its rafters; from a man who sold the tickets and a girl who swept them up. We hide out at night in the lungs of this building, this sleeping giant, this giant beached whale, and we are catching its breaths as they shiver the dust. And every one sings its own story; “oh the land, oh the sea; oh the things we have seen”.
Drawing on research in the Winter Gardens, and on stories gathered from its past workers, Sea Breeze is a spectacular and poetic response to one of Morecambe’s most loved and iconic landmarks. Using soundscape, voices and extraordinary architectural projection, Sea Breeze will breathe new life into the dry bones of an old seaside theatre, exploring themes of memory, decay and what it means to survive.
Sea Breeze is a Raisin & Willow project commissioned by Live at LICA, made in collaboration with imitating the dog, and produced by Alice Booth (Creative Producer, Live at LICA).
Photos: Ian Hughes