Inspired by the Salisbury Museum British Art:Ancient Landscapes exhibition, Stage 65, Salisbury Playhouse’s Youth Theatre, worked with Kazzum to create a special theatre performance in the beautiful surroundings of the garden at Salisbury Museum. British Art: Ancient Landscapes includes work by John Constable, JMW Turner, Eric Ravilious, John Piper and others, focussing on how our surroundings have been a continual inspiration to artists across the centuries.
This production directed by Alex Evans was performed outdoors in the garden of Salisbury Museum. The devising process as described above involved an intensive program, wherein Alex worked with young people exploring various aspects of what ancient landscapes in Salisbury means to them. The performance follows the course of the longest day of the year, with the dramatic rising and setting of the sun depicted on a specially designed set while characters including scientists, archaeologists, tourists and hippies tell their stories of how they interact with the landscape.
Check out our short film behind the scenes and photos of the young people involved!
Thank you to photographer Simon Ward.