By Martin Travers
Performed by Creative Citizens
Set in Springwell. All the banks have closed, there’s a problem with litter and the local hard man is on the prowl. However, the local credit union is a hub of activity helping the community save for weddings and satnavs and giving out loans for over-the-top christenings. The play introduces all the colourful characters who live in Springwell, and their crazy exploits; from a country singing beautician with a doctorate in political science to a windae cleaner with ideas above his station. Will it end in a barny or a party? Well, you’ll need to wait and see.
Process: The play itself came from consultation workshops during the second lockdown (Feb/March) last year over Zoom. Martin Travers worked with Creative Citizens on a variety of themes and community came out strong and how important staying connected was to the group. Martin gave the participants tasks and stimuli to work on and present over Zoom including a Dragon’s Den, describing childhood memories and the places they have lived. Martin, then took these findings to create this new piece of theatre, reflecting the authentic voice of the creative citizens participants through humourous characters, songs, and a strong storyline.