Neighbourhood by Jamie Harper
Gateway Studio, Trinity Centre, Gateshead High Street
Included in Festival Pass or £5 (plus booking fee) for an individual ticket
How well do you know your neighbours? Do you pop in to see them from time to time, or do you keep
yourself to yourself? In this live action role-play, the audience will be invited to become players, playing
together through a guided workshop process to imagine and build a miniat
Characters will be created, relationships will be forged and hopes and fears for the future of this fictional
community will be dreamed up. The playing of Neighbourhood will chart a year in the life of the
community, exploring the ups and downs of the area and the people who live there.
The outcome of the story is unknown. There will be no performers delivering a prepared narrative. The
pathways of characters and the future of the Neighbourhood will be entirely invented (with a little help) by the players. In other words: YOU!
So, if you’d like to know your neighbours a little better, come and play!
Jamie Harper is a theatre director, acting teacher and play designer. He is a previous winner of the JMK Directors’ Award and the National Theatre Cohen Bursary. He is currently undertaking a practice-based PhD on play in participatory performance at Newcastle University.
Age Guidance: 14+