Voices from Faraway

VOICES from FARAWAY was a promenade performance specially devised for the 150th anniversary of the opening of Highgate East Cemetery.  John Caird is a Trustee of the Friends of Highgate Cemetery, the charitable organisation that manages and conserves Highgate Cemetery, a grade I listed Park in the heart of North London.

The material, both spoken and musical, was chosen from the works of the cemetery’s incumbent souls or others closely associated with them.

The celebrated lives included:

ANNA MAHLER 1904 - 1988
EDDIE ROSEN 1980 - 1999
ALICE HAVERS MORGAN 1850 - 1890
SIR RALPH RICHARDSON 1902 - 1983
WILKIE BARD 1874 - 1944
WILLIAM BETTY 1791 - 1874
MARY ANN WEBSTER 1846 - 1860
KARL MARX 1818 - 1883
JENNY MARX 1814 - 1881
GEORGE ELIOT 1819 - 1880
DOUGLAS ADAMS 1952 - 2001
LESLIE ‘HUTCH’ HUTCHINSON 1900 - 1969

 

Devised and Directed by JOHN CAIRD

Performers

RAYMOND COULTARD
MISCHA GOODMAN
SARA KESTELMAN
PAMELA MILES
TIM PIGGOTT-SMITH
JENNA RUSSELL

Musicians

SIMON BLENDIS

Violin

LUKE CHRISTIE Snare Drum
STEVE PRETTY Trumpet
JONATHAN SWEENEY

Trombone

MARTIN WHITE Accordion

 

Produced by Sue Berdy
Research by Sue Berdy, Josephine Farley, Neil Hollows.
Sound Designer – Andrew Bruce (Autograph Sound)
Associate Designer – Siobhan McCarthy
Music Director – Steve Pretty
Front of House – Josephine Farley, Alison Foster, Neil Hollows, Samantha Perrin
Stewards – Hayden Sillitoe, Josh Philpott