Photos: Charlotte Graham
THURSDAY 7, FRIDAY 8 AND SATURDAY 9 JULY 2022
Co-Produced by ARCADE and The Stephen Joseph Theatre
The streets of Scarborough are filled with stories, Memories of those who have gone before us and promises of things yet to come. Working with the local community we captured these stories, hopes and dreams, turning them into a unique performance in unusual indoor and outdoor locations in Scarborough town centre.
Each of the stories, written and told by our community cast members were audio recorded, allowing you the chance to experience them after the show.
15 artists employed
51 free workshops
15 local venues
Participants aged 14-88
6 artforms covered in workshops: poetry, textiles, photography, film, song writing & theatre
90% of project budget spent in Scarborough borough
100% match-funding raised
3 sold out shows
Scarborough Stories was written and performed by the people of our town, directed by professional artist Rebecca Denniff. The project was born out of over 50 free and accessible workshops for people who live in Scarborough, covering Poetry, Textiles, Photography, film, Song Writing and Theatre. Over 200 participants were involved in creating the show on a local level.
'Scarborough people are so full of passion for the place...I wanted to find the true Spirit of Scarborough, and help to reveal it for our audiences.'
Lead artist, Rebecca Denniff