Under Us All was premiered in Sanctuary Artspace, Gateshead to a full house. Thank you to all who came. We are currently looking to tour the production in Autumn 2013 – watch this space.
Under Us All is an intimate, deep and delicately disquieting piece of theatre. Directed by Gwilym Lawrence and performed by Gordon Poad – who will play three generations of the same family – the verbatim piece will offer audiences the opportunity to come face-to-face with some of Tyneside’s less prominent voices, celebrating both the region’s rich diversity and its shared humanity.
The piece has grown out of social geography research conducted by Michael Richardson at Newcastle University. The piece presents and builds on the stories and testimonies of working-class Irish Tynesiders in Hebburn, exploring the ways in which notions of masculinity, Irishness, religion, family, health, music, life and death change and shift over the years and from individual to individual.