We were responsible for an 18 month creative collaboration with York Theatre Royal. An event, funded by Arts Council England, that took place at the National Railway Museum.
The season required the construction of a temporary theatre that could house 1000 people. One of the productions, staged both amongst the collection within the museum and in the theatre, was an epic community play, called In Fog and Falling Snow.
The play featured a cast of 200 mostly amateur actors and a 40 strong choir. It was developed in collaboration with the theatre’s Creative Director, two script writers and the museum’s curatorial team. The plot was based on real characters and documents from the National Collection, telling stories that were specific to York’s railway history, as well as having national resonance.