Fri 9 Oct – Thu 31 Dec • 8pm • Full £3 • Professional Theatre
An audio performance written by Dougie Blaxland
Directed by RoughHouse Theatre
In just two years from 2017 to 2019, more than 800 people died living and sleeping rough on the streets of the UK – a significant number of them have never been identified or named.
Unknown is a new verbatim audio performance written for radio, dramatising the story of one young person’s journey from an abusive childhood to a life of homelessness on the streets of Bath – one of the most affluent cities in the UK.
The drama will be launched in Bath on October 9th at Green Park to an invited audience including award winning film director Ken Loach, before being broadcast across the UK by radio and theatre outlets including the Rondo (where the play was rehearsed and recorded), The Belgrade Theatre Coventry, The Greenwich Theatre London, Salford Arts, and South Street Studio Reading.
Commissioned by The Big Issue, which offers homeless and vulnerably housed people across the UK a means by which to earn a legitimate income, with the support of Arts Council England and The Big Lottery Unknown has been written by Dougie Blaxland with the assistance of Chris Taylor of The Big Issue in Bath and six people based in the area who have recent experience of homelessness.
Unknown is directed and produced by Moira Hunt and Shane Morgan of RoughHouse Theatre and features Dan Gaisford, Sabrina Laurison and Alex Stedman with an original score composed by Owen Morgan.
This is an online event. When you book your ticket you will be given a link to download the performance. Please note that a theatre restoration levy of £1 per ticket applies to all transactions, whether made in person at our Box Office, by post or by phone, for all payment types. Telephone bookings incur an additional £1.75 booking fee per transaction.