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Street

STREET is a collection of real stories from the people of Cumbria – from Barrow to Brough, and Carlisle to Kendal and the villages and towns in between – retold as miniature digital installations.

Take a walk through an ordinary house. If the ghosts of past inhabitants could be seen and heard, what stories would they tell? What actions would they replay? The inside of a kitchen cupboard is filled with the regrets of a grandmother, the bookshelves house the memories of a son. The furniture and walls of every room bursting with unnoticed life.

From the comings and goings of everyday life, stories emerge of arrivals and departures, life’s tragedies and joys, of loneliness and togetherness, of our differences and of the hopes and dreams which ultimately unite us. imitating the dog bring their unique style of magically-real video making to a series of recorded monologues from the people of Cumbria. In five short episodes we hear fragments of very real lives set against the magic of some very unreal situations.

STREET is a new participatory project made by imitating the dog theatre company, The Brewery Arts Centre, and the people of Cumbria.

Contributors/Participants

  • Alex Jacob-Whitworth
  • David Clancy
  • Louise & Steph at “Amy’s Care” Keswick
  • Suzanne Elsworth
  • Jean McSorley
  • Andrew Doling
  • Karen McVea Roberts
  • Keith Redfern
  • Gary Bridgens
  • Sue Kysh
  • Dennis McGeary
  • Lynden Carter
  • Alison Park
  • Monica Tweddle
  • Simon Kurt Unsworth
  • Kevin Sealby
  • Johnathan Humble
  • Jemmima Longcake
  • Becca Roberts
  • Sarah Haynes
  • Adrian Thiedeman
  • Kerry Gossio
  • Mathew Copley
  • Tilly Woof

Credits

  • Director – Andrew Quick & Simon Wainwright
  • Video Designer – Simon Wainwright
  • Assistant Video Designer – David Callanan
  • Foley Design – Adam Steed
  • Theme music – Steve McWade
  • Music played by James Hamilton
  • Initial Technical Design – Andrew Crofts
  • Initial House Design – Matthew Tully
  • Captions – Steve McWade
  • Engagement – Steve Fairclough
  • Model Plan – Simon Fletcher
  • Learning and Access – Laurence Young
  • Thanks to Barrow Public Library, National Lottery, Susan Benson – Cumbria Archive, Mary Elliot Fraser at “Amy’s Care” Keswick

Cast

  • Laura Atherton
  • Morven Macbeth
  • Emma Rydal
  • Matt Prendergast
  • Will James Holstead
  • Luke Bigg
  • Morgan Bailey
  • Adela Rajnović
  • Julie Brown
  • Andrew Quick

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