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
|LUKE CHRISTIE||Snare Drum|
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