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The Crypt Project : 17 to 31 May 2011
A devised promenade production taking place in Salford's underground crypt May 2011.
"Extraordinary promenade production. Real, raw and utterly compelling. Astonishing underground theatrical experience."
- Richard Hall for The Public Reviews. Read the full review here.
"Brilliantly performed and fantastically produced and directed; long may projects such as this thrive and continue to offer audiences diverse and alternative forms of theatre-going."
- Ruth Lovett for What's On Stage. Read the full review here.
The Crypt Project has been shortlisted for the Manchester Tourism Award for Small Tourism Event of the year!
Meeting point: St Philip with St Stephen Church, 1 St Philips Place, Salford, M3 6FJ.
The show will take place in the underground crypt beneath St Philip with St Stephen Church.
Access is via one door and stone steps.
The floor is uneven and the ceilings low in places.
There is some electric lighting, during the performance lighting will be minimal.
Guides will be available at all times should you need to leave or go to the 'safe space'.
If you have any physical / psychological problems which may be relevant to being in this space, please talk to us and we can discuss this with you prior to booking.
Inspired by true stories of addiction in all its guises, THE CRYPT PROJECT is a new play which invites you to explore.....
Taking place in an underground crypt, until now, closed off to the public, you will map your own journey through the maze of tunnels to unearth the jigsaw-puzzle narrative. The story will emerge from all around the audience for a unique 360 degree experience.
Tuesday 17 May PREVIEW 7pm
Wednesday 18 May PRESS 6pm
Thursday 19 May 7pm
Friday 20 May 8pm
Saturday 21 May 2pm, 5pm and 8pm
Monday 23 May 7pm
Tuesday 24 May 6pm
Wednesday 25 May 7pm
Thursday 26 May 1pm and 5pm
Friday 27 May 3pm and 7pm
Saturday 28 May 2pm, 5pm and 8pm
Monday 30 May 7pm
Tuesday 31 May 3pm and 8pm
Supported by Arts Council England, Community Foundation, Peggy Ramsay Foundation and Comic Relief.
Peggy Ramsay Foundation and...
Research and development
We visited recovery centres, communnity centres and residential projects in Salford to do creative workshops with service users as a springboard for writing The Crypt Project.
The Cardboard Canvass
THE CARDBOARD CANVASS, on the streets of Salford, read ‘Addiction is...’ Passers by responded verbally, wrote their views, thoughts and drawings.
The Crypt Project is inspired by workshops and interviews with recovering addicts and community groups in association with Salford Drug and Alcohol Action Team who work closely with the recovering community of Salford. Read about our workshops and watch our short film here.