Over the weekend of July 16th and 17th Night of the Zeppelin took place in eleven different venues across Loughborough. Armed with a map audience members could piece together the events of one hundred years ago when a zeppelin raid on the town, on the evening of January 31st 1916, killed ten people and injured many more.
The scenes – around fifteen in all – could be seen in any order. Each one was relatively short – around fifteen minutes – and told of a particular story of somebody caught up in the raid. The scenes were a mixture of monologue, duologue, street theatre, and group scenes. Some took place indoors and some outdoors. And they each happened several times throughout the weekend. And then – at the end of the day on the Saturday and the Sunday – there was a finale at the church, where the troupe came together and were supplemented by a couple of choirs.
The sun shone, the performers did a great job, and the audience response has so far been fantastic.
And now we start rehearsals for Breathing Spaces, a performance that examines the fascinating social history of the green lungs of Nottingham and which will take place in four Nottingham parks on the days of July 16th, 17th and 24th. We are still open for inviting people in to be a part of this, so if you would like to know more then please email firstname.lastname@example.org