Homing was my second commission from New Perspectives theatre company as part of their research into interactivity in rural touring.

Inspired by the work of Janet Cardiff (‘The Missing Voice’) and David Leddy (‘Horizontal Collaboration’), this drama bought together radio-produced audio, listened to thorough headphones, alongside live action in a promenade exploration of different local villages. Together, these elements unfolded the mystery of a young journalist’s disappearance, exploring issues around young people in care, identity and fracking (the subsequent granting of several licenses for fracking exploration in the East Midlands have proved this play to be very timely). We also explored the interaction between storytelling and place and the ways a script could be adapted to incorporate local experience and renew itself whilst rural touring to make it relevant for different places.

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